21wilberforce in Action
Lebanon and Waco Church announce 21Wilberforce Global Impact PartnershipNovember 15, 2019
Christ Evangelical Baptist Church in Lebanon and First Baptist Church in Waco, Texas are now partners through the 21Wilberforce Global Impact program. FBWaco will have the opportunity to help fund some vocational training that Christ Evangelical Baptist church is doing with Syrian refugees. FBChurch Waco announced the partnership on November 3rd, the International Day of Prayer for the persecuted church. ...
21Wilberforce DBU Chapter Co-chairs at DFW Summit for Religious FreedomOctober 28, 2019
Joyce and Shirley Porto, two sisters enrolled in the Dallas Baptist University M.A. graduate program, serve as co-chairs of the 21Wilberforce student chapter at DBU. On October 24th they attended the DFW Alliance for Religious Freedom annual summit where they participated on a panel focused on international religious freedom. The one-day Summit was co-sponsored by the DFW Alliance for Religious ...
21Wilberforce launches Freedom Center for IRF AdvocacyOctober 19, 2019
21Wilberforce unveiled The Freedom Center, an online advocacy hub, with tools and information that can be used to learn and engage in the defense and advancement of global freedom of religion or belief. Anyone ( passionate individuals, grassroots activists, faith groups, NGOs and networks) who wants to become more active in raising awareness and strengthening the voices of those persecuted ...
Like our namesake, 21Wilberforce leverages the strength of collaborative partnerships, grassroots empowerment, and policy campaigns. 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.
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)
Reporting on Religious Freedom is a Global ChallengeNovember 5, 2019
Nonpartisan Pew Research Center data reveals that government restrictions on religion and social hostilities involving religion – including violence and harassment by private individuals, organizations, or groups, is increasing around the world. Christians in Nigeria, Rohingya in Myanmar, Yazidis in Iraq, Uyghur in China-entire communities across the globe are persecuted based on their religion or beliefs. Given this rising trend, have you ...
Future Ready: Global Human Rights Movement Centered on Religious FreedomAugust 9, 2019
80 percent of people in the world live in a religiously restricted environment. Future ready is about asking the right questions. Relative to international religious freedom, the United States is leading and partners are answering the call. Last month Secretary of State Mike Pompeo hosted the second Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom in Washington, D.C. (Ministerial derives from the Latin ...
The Power of PublishingNovember 11, 2019
Machiko Sato was born and raised in Japan where she is a professor in the School of International Relations at the University of Shizuoka. Among the courses she teaches are Cold War history, US government and U.S. foreign policy. During a recent sabbatical, Machiko came to the U.S. to conduct research and study at Georgetown University. Her focus was U.S. ...