Working Together to Challenge Oppression and Stand with the Persecuted
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.
International human rights and religious freedom advocates often deploy grassroots campaigns to make their voices heard on issues, specific groups of people and individual cases. The Freedom Center lowers the barrier to engage individuals with campaigns.
Our goal is not to make a point but to make a difference—to get concrete results that have a tangible impact on people’s lives. To that end, 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.
We have created an online FREEDOM CENTER filled with tailored tools to mobilize individuals and groups to defend persecuted communities and religious prisoners. This digital platform promotes learning (awareness and understanding), preparation (practical instruction) and action (tools for engagement.)