21wilberforce in Action
Are you a college student with a passion for human rights?May 26, 2020
21Wilberforce is accepting applications from college-aged students to participate in our 2020 Emerging Leader Cohort From the crackdown on many religious groups in China to attacks by Boko Haram in Nigeria, justice and religious freedom are under attack around the globe. Have you ever wondered what you can do to make a difference? Are you a college student who is ...
21Wilberforce Launches Global Freedom CenterMay 5, 2020
The 21Wilberforce Global Freedom Center launched with an inaugural virtual event: INVISIBLE PEOPLE: The Coronavirus Impact on Millions Persecuted for Their Faith and Beliefs. President and founder, Randel Everett, hosted conversations with survivor activists Archbishop Ben Kwashi and Mariam Ibraheem along with thought leaders Judge Ken Starr and USCIRF Vice Chair Gayle Manchin. If you missed the event, we invite ...
MAY 4 Virtual Event: Invisible People-Coronavirus & the PersecutedApril 20, 2020
You are invited to join us this free Virtual Event hosted by the 21Wilberforce Global Freedom Center on Mon. May 4th at 7:30pm ET The COVID-19 pandemic may be social isolating us, but let’s not have it stop us from speaking up for our persecuted brother and sisters where the pandemic is making it even worse. Let your voices be ...
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)
7 Alarming Global Religious Freedom Trends & DevelopmentsJune 3, 2020
The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) recently released 2020 Annual Report is intended to focus the attention of U.S. government policymakers on the most severe violations of religious freedom globally. The report identifies countries that USCIRF finds meet the statutory criteria for the State Department to designate as “countries of particular concern” (CPCs) or include on its ...
Stand with Coptic Christian Ramy KamelMay 15, 2020
Ramy Kamel is a Coptic Christian that the Egyptian government has tortured and imprisoned simply because he is a religious freedom leader. 21Wilberforce and Coptic Solidarity launched a multi-faith campaign on his behalf. We encouraged scholars, religious and secular leaders, human rights advocates and practitioners to respectfully urge you to speak out for Kamel. He has been the primary source ...
You’re a Refugee. Now You Face COVID-19.May 14, 2020
Refugees, who face impossible situations even in better times, are being pushed beyond human endurance by the coronavirus pandemic. By Susan Korah "It has always seemed to me that what I write about is humanity in extremis, pushed to the unendurable, and that it is important to tell people what really happens in wars ...” - Marie Colvin, correspondent for the ...