21wilberforce in Action
21Wilberforce Director of Policy& Coalitions Defends USCIRF ReauthorizationDecember 10, 2019
Three million Uighur Muslims are estimated to be detained in Chinese concentration camps. Thousands of Yazidis, Christians, and others live on the edge of extinction in their ancient homelands in Iraq and Syria after ISIS’s genocidal rampage against them. Prisoners of conscience around the world are incarcerated for their beliefs, actions, or peaceful advocacy in support of their faith. The ...
21Wilberforce Joins #GivingTuesday Global CampaignNovember 26, 2019
#GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform the world on December 3, 2019 and every day. It was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past seven years, this idea has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of ...
Lebanon and Waco Church announce 21Wilberforce Global Impact PartnershipNovember 15, 2019
Christ Evangelical Baptist Church in Lebanon and First Baptist Church in Waco, Texas are now partners through the 21Wilberforce Global Impact program. FBWaco will have the opportunity to help fund some vocational training that Christ Evangelical Baptist church is doing with Syrian refugees. FBChurch Waco announced the partnership on November 3rd, the International Day of Prayer for the persecuted church. ...
Like our namesake, 21Wilberforce leverages the strength of collaborative partnerships, grassroots empowerment, and policy campaigns. Our vision is to empower people of faith to collaboratively support persecuted communities of all faiths, challenge religious repression, and globally expand freedom of religion, belief, and conscience.
21st century — more than 80% of people living today face some form of restriction, discrimination or ongoing persecution because of their beliefs. 21Wilberforce stands committed to advance religious freedom as a universal right through its innovative Freedom Center.
The Freedom Center provides tailored tools to mobilize and train groups and individuals to defend persecuted communities and religious prisoners. The online platform promotes three objectives:
Learn (awareness and understanding)
Prepare (practical instruction)
Act (tools for engagement and action)
Eritrea Christians’ Feet Held to the FlamesDecember 2, 2019
Eritrea brutally oppresses its people and has more than earned its being called the “The North Korea of Africa,” with an estimated 2,000 Christians, along with others, incarcerated for their faith. The State Department has designated Eritrea a Country of Particular Concern since 2004 for its religious freedom abuses. USCIRF reports that individuals in Eritrea who protest government actions or ...
Future Ready: Global Human Rights Movement Centered on Religious FreedomAugust 9, 2019
80 percent of people in the world live in a religiously restricted environment. Future ready is about asking the right questions. Relative to international religious freedom, the United States is leading and partners are answering the call. Last month Secretary of State Mike Pompeo hosted the second Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom in Washington, D.C. (Ministerial derives from the Latin ...
The Power of PublishingNovember 11, 2019
Machiko Sato was born and raised in Japan where she is a professor in the School of International Relations at the University of Shizuoka. Among the courses she teaches are Cold War history, US government and U.S. foreign policy. During a recent sabbatical, Machiko came to the U.S. to conduct research and study at Georgetown University. Her focus was U.S. ...