Working Together to Challenge Oppression and Stand with the Persecuted

We Defend

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.

21Wilberforce draws its inspiration from the 19th century British parliamentarian William Wilberforce, who led an improbable movement that ended the single greatest violation of human rights — the slave trade.

Like our namesake, 21Wilberforce leverages the strength of collaborative partnerships, grassroots empowerment, and policy campaigns. 

We Equip

As international human rights advocates, 21Wilberforce trains persecuted groups and their leaders through a host
of practical and scalable programs:

We Mobilize

At 21Wilberforce, we conduct campaigns in pursuit of specific goals. And we urge you to participate in our campaigns or create your own so that policy makers in Washington and around the world hear from citizen-champions of international freedom of faith and belief.

To facilitate engagement and impact, we created the 21W Freedom Center, an innovative online platform with resources, trainings, and tools. Visit the Freedom Center to learn more and to take action.