21wilberforce in Action
Religious Persecution 75 Years after the HolocaustFebruary 6, 2020
21Wilberforce Founder and President, Dr. Randel Everett, challenged those attending and watching via livestream yesterday's powerful program, "Religious Persecution 75 Years after the Holocaust" to listen to stories of oppression and to speak out against the atrocities of persecution. Our organization partnered with the United States Memorial Holocaust Museum on a joint event whose goal was to encourage faith leaders ...
Emerging Leaders Training was Life-changingJanuary 16, 2020
Shirley and Joyce Porto were born in Brazil. Their parents instilled the importance of Christian faith and education as a means to escape poverty. The twins faced difficulties and prejudices in their country, but that did not stop them. Although Shirley and Joyce spoke several languages, their English was poor and they viewed this as hindrance to their careers. They ...
FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS: A Look Back at 2019December 22, 2019
In 2019 21Wilberforce advocated for, challenged and empowered people of faith to support persecuted communities, challenge religious repression and expand religious freedom globally. Local and international activists were empowered at the largest international religious freedom conference ever. Over a thousand leaders from more than 100 countries were able to build relationships, share resources, and collaborate on best practices because 21Wilberforce ...
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 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)
All Faiths Must Join Together to Stem the Tide of Religious PersecutionFebruary 12, 2020
The National Prayer Breakfast, a yearly event first held in 1953, is the largest gathering of religious leaders from across America and around the world held in Washington, D.C. The series of meetings, luncheons and dinners is always hosted by two members of Congress, one Democrat and one Republican. It attracts leaders from state capitols, large Christian faith-based NGOs and ...
Uyghurs and other Turkic Muslims in China Suffering from Gross Human Rights ViolationsFebruary 6, 2020
The Senate passed the bipartisan Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act of 2019 (S.178) on September 11, 2019, by unanimous consent. The House passed the Uyghur Intervention and Global Humanitarian Urgent Response Act of 2019 (UIGHUR Act) (S.178) on December 3. These two bills contained slightly different provisions in some Sections. This bill will mandate targeted sanctions on the perpetrators of ...
Training an Advocate for Change in ChinaDecember 16, 2019
“My parents were raised in a traditional Chinese family who practiced Buddhism. Their marriage was arranged and during that time a husband and wife were separated forcefully by the Chinese government. My father was sent to work in a remote province 4,000 miles away and he was only allowed to see my mother 15 days a year. My mother was ...