21wilberforce in Action
International Day of Prayer Resource KitOctober 22, 2020
CLICK HERE to download your IDOP resource kit. These resources are designed to help you effectively pray for the persecuted. Around the world, at least 260 million Christians face persecution for their faith. According to research, 2983 Christians were killed for their faith in 2019. On average, that is 8 Christians killed for their faith every day. The suffering of ...
21W Emerging Leaders Program Provides Tangible and Effective IRF Advocacy SkillsOctober 22, 2020
The future of religious freedom needs young, effective leaders who insert this human right to the forefront of policy. To empower emergent leaders, 21Wilberforce conducted interactive virtual training for 9 university students over three months. Participants, who are interested in promoting and protecting international religious freedom, met virtually for six weeks followed by a four day virtual practicum that concluded ...
Fu continues to make call for America to stand up for religious freedomOctober 12, 2020
When Bob Fu arrived in the United States in 1997 as a fugitive from China, he would have never dreamed that one day he and his family would be forced to leave for a safe house in this country because a threat had been made on his life. Guo Wengui, a Chinese billionaire in the US on a tourist visa ...
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.
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 online Freedom Center.
The online Freedom Center provides tailored tools to mobilize and train groups and individuals to defend persecuted communities and religious prisoners. This digital platform promotes three objectives:
Learn (awareness and understanding)
Prepare (practical instruction)
Act (tools for engagement and action)
One with ThemOctober 27, 2020
Due to COVID-19, many of us have had to stay away from church, unable to gather normally as the body of Christ as a dangerous virus threatened the lives of many. This has been strange for us, and yet, it is too often the daily life for fellow Christians around the world. Even after the danger of the pandemic passes, ...
The Great Firewall of ChinaJune 24, 2020
CITIZENS IN CHINA ARE DESPERATE TO ACCESS ACCURATE INFORMATION ON THE INTERNET THAT IS NOT CENSORED BY CHINA’S COMMUNIST PARTY. China’s persecution of religious groups and the ensuing cover up both rely on its strict internet censorship, whether the targeted group is Falun Gong, Christians, Uyghurs, or Tibetans. They are locked in an internet prison. The Chinese government’s “Great Firewall” ...
A Uyghur Muslim Reveals the Horror of Prison Camp She Escaped in ChinaSeptember 22, 2020
This article is reprinted from the Dailymail.co.uk October 2019 A Uyghur Muslim woman who was forced into a Chinese 're-education center' so she could teach the inmates has revealed the full horror of life at the prison camp after she escaped. Sayragul Sauytbay, 43, was forced to spend five months at one of the camps in Xinjiang province between 2017 ...