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2020 Frank Wolf International Religious Freedom AwardAugust 3, 2020
21Wilberforce to Honor Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom Sam Brownback The 3rd annual Frank Wolf International Religious Freedom Award celebrates an outstanding leader who is working to advance freedom of religion or belief by standing up to oppression in the pursuit of freedom of religion, belief, or conscience. 21Wilberforce Founder and President, Randel Everett, announced that the 2020 honoree is ...
Women Filmmakers from Afghanistan and Iran Take Top Honors in Religious Freedom & Business Film CompetitionJuly 20, 2020
The world is increasingly visual, story-driven and mobile dominated. Empower Women Media identifies, equips and mobilizes leaders to create short films with empowering messages. The organization has partnered with the Religious Freedom & Business Foundation to host an online film festival and award ceremony on August 1, 2020 to honor and celebrate the 2020 winning films. Lou Ann Sabatier, Director ...
Nepal’s Government Actively Targets Religious MinoritiesJuly 13, 2020
21Wilberforce Submits Report to UN Government authorities and media outlets in Nepal are utilizing the global COVID-19 pandemic as a cover for the arbitrary arrests and denial of fundamental rights of religious minorities. Religious minority communities, including Christians, Muslims and Buddhists, in Nepal suffer increased discrimination, harassment and persecution. In October 2017, the Nepalese government passed legislation that criminalizes religious ...
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)
Ambassador Sam Brownback to receive 2020 Frank Wolf International Religious Freedom AwardAugust 5, 2020
The third annual Frank Wolf International Religious Freedom Award celebrates an outstanding leader who is working to advance freedom of religion or belief by standing up to oppression in the pursuit of freedom of religion, belief, or conscience. 21Wilberforce Founder and President, Randel Everett, announced that the award will be presented to Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom Sam Brownback. Ambassador ...
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” ...
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 ...