21wilberforce in Action
Amb. Brownback’s Legacy: A Grassroots Movement for Religious Freedom Around the WorldNovember 19, 2020
Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom Sam Brownback received the Frank Wolf IRF Award during a moving virtual program this week. 21Wilberforce President Randel Everett hosted the event with powerful tributes for Brownback offered by Cong. Frank Wolf, ChinaAid Founder and persecution survivor Bob Fu, USCIRF Commissioner Gayle Manchin and Ambassador David Saperstein. Click HERE to leave a message ...
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 ...
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)
Engage Where We Can and Confront Where We MustNovember 24, 2020
2020 is a year we will not soon, if ever, forget. Each of us has felt the burden of the COVID-19 pandemic, but none more than the world's religious minorities. Pew Research reports that 80 percent of the global population lives in nations that restrict religious freedom. Those restrictions have been amplified and persecution intensified during the pandemic. Ambassador-at-Large for ...
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” ...
Congressman Frank Wolf and Ambassador Sam Brownback: Friends and Human Rights Champions for Four DecadesNovember 18, 2020
This year, 21Wilberforce awards Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom Sam Brownback its 3rd annual Frank Wolf Award for International Religious Freedom. While in Congress, former Representative Frank Wolf was a tireless advocate for religious freedom. In like manner, this award honors those who champion freedom of conscience around the world. Ambassador Brownback was raised in the small agricultural community of ...