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21Wilberforce Joins Coptic Solidarity Take Action campaign for Ramy Kamel, Coptic Christian activistMarch 30, 2020
Ramy Kamel is a prominent Coptic human rights activist who has reported on mistreatment of Copts in Egypt and their displacement from homes by the Egyptian government. He has been the primary source of information for organizations and individuals around the world working tirelessly to improve religious freedom in Egypt. On November 23rd, Mr. Kamel was arrested under the cover ...
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 ...
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)
Coronavirus Does Not Slow Religious PersecutionApril 2, 2020
The past three months have jolted the world out of complacency with regard to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)’s long record of poor governance and lack of consideration for humanity. Religious persecution has continued amidst the coronavirus outbreak, and the CCP has even gone so far as to brag about its misdeeds—though it surely hoped readers would fail to read between the ...
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 ...
A Pivotal Meeting for a Somali Human Rights AdvocateFebruary 27, 2020
Dr. Abdullah Hashi Abib, Founder and Executive Director of the Rass Institute for Policy Analysis, a non-partisan policy think tank in Mogadishu, grew up in Somalia. The country was ravaged by civil war which left his family committed to do what they could to rebuild their country. They helped launch a university. They raised money to rebuild medical clinics and schools ...