Press Release

Becket: New logo, new brand, same mission

Media Contact

Melinda Skea 202-349-7224 media@becketlaw.org

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty is embracing “out with the old and in with the new” by welcoming 2017 with a new logo and a shortened name: Becket.

The new logo combines the organization’s shortened name with a tag line summarizing its mission: Becket – Religious Liberty for All.  The streamlined logo and bold design signal Becket’s timeless mission in a modern, media-savvy society.

“Time and logo wait for no man, and we needed our look to fully integrate into the digital age,” said Melinda Skea, communications director of non-profit, religious liberty law firm Becket. “Our legal work has always been cutting edge, and now our brand reflects the modern urgency and importance of our mission. ‘Religious liberty for all’ is a promise to protect our most vital constitutional freedom – wherever, whenever, and for whomever it is threatened.”

Becket is a non-profit, public-interest law firm dedicated to protecting the free expression of all religious traditions. It has a 100 percent win-rate before the United States Supreme Court, including cases like the Little Sisters of the Poor , Holt v. Hobbs, Hobby Lobby and Hosanna Tabor– which the Wall Street Journal labeled one of “the most important religious liberty cases in a half century.”

Founded in 1994 by Kevin “Seamus” Hasson, Becket has become the premier nonprofit, public interest religious liberty law firm in the U.S. It represents all clients pro bono and is the only firm that protects the free expression of all religious traditions. It is named after Thomas à Becket (1118-70 AD), who stood resolutely at the intersection of church and state. He was a friend of King Henry II and Chancellor of England; but as Archbishop of Canterbury, he steadfastly refused to allow the King to interfere in the affairs of the Church. As a result, he was killed by the King’s knights for defending the principles of religious liberty.

The new logo and name coincide with a change of Becket’s URL: www.becketlaw.org. Learn more about Becket’s work and make a charitable donation online.

For more information, contact Melinda Skea at  media@becketlaw.org or 202-349-7224.Interviews can be arranged in English, Chinese, French, German, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.

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Becket is a non-profit, public-interest law firm dedicated to protecting the free expression of all religious traditions and has a 100 percent win-rate before the United States Supreme Court. For over 20 years, it has successfully defended clients of all faiths, including Buddhists, Christians, Jews, Hindus, Muslims, Native Americans, Sikhs, and Zoroastrians (read more).