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116th Congress IRF Congressional Scorecard Live Virtual Event

CONGRESS AND IRF: CHAMPIONS AND CHALLENGES TUESDAY, JUNE 22, 2021                           2:00 – 3:00 PM EST                 Reserve your spot Join us to review key IRF legislative highlights during the 116th Congress. The International Religious Freedom Congressional Scorecard, a project of 21Wilberforce, is intended …

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Young leaders join 21Wilberforce as summer associates

This summer Courtney Green, Drayton Cullen, and Natalie Chevrel will be joining the 21Wilberforce team as associates. The 21Wilberforce Associate program provides undergraduate and graduate students with exceptional opportunities to deepen their understanding of international religious freedom and develop their leadership abilities. These associates will play a key role in implementing 21Wilberforce’s Emerging Leaders training programs, grassroots empowerment, and advocacy …

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21Wilberforce ranks members of 116th Congress on support for international religious freedom

MARK WINGFIELD  |  MAY 14, 2021 A nonpartisan group has released its annual rankings of Congressional action relating to international freedom of belief, conscience and religion during the 116th Congress, finding “strong bipartisan support” continues. The IRF Congressional Scorecard, a project of 21Wilberforce, commends 63 members of Congress as “Notable Leaders” for advancing international religious freedom legislation during the 116th Congress. The commended …

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21Wilberforce releases scorecard

Asia topped the list for IRF legislative activity in the 116th Congress Embattled religious minorities and dissenting members of majority religious communities suffer extraordinarily – including harassment, discrimination, and genocide — as  freedom of religion or belief has deteriorated worldwide. Congress has been an advocate for this essential human right and sought to ensure continued support for it as a …

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USCIRF Releases 2021 Annual Report with Recommendations for U.S. Policy

Washington, D.C. – The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) today released its 2021 Annual Report documenting developments during 2020, including significant progress in countries such as Sudan. Meanwhile, other nations implemented laws and policies that further target religious communities, and in some cases amount to genocide and crimes against humanity. USCIRF’s 2021 Annual Report provides recommendations to enhance the …

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Transformational leaders needed to fight for justice

By Ken Camp, Managing Editor, Baptist Standard God wants to raise up transformational leaders who will challenge injustice and fight for the oppressed, the founding president of the 21Wilberforce human rights organization said. Randel Everett of 21Wilberforce, former executive director of the Baptist General Convention of Texas, addressed the Speak Freedom Conference at Dallas Baptist University, April 12-13. Everett challenged Christians …

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Leadership demands courage, commitment and compassion

Ken Camp, Managing Editor, The Baptist Standard Leaders who want to transform society need the courage to take risks, the commitment to seek excellence and the compassion to advocate for the vulnerable and voiceless, panelists told the Speak Freedom Conference at Dallas Baptist University. Michael Evans (right), pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church and mayor of Mansfield, is interviewed by Randel …

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Meet Speak Freedom Conference Featured Speakers

Join us April 12 and 13 for the Speak Freedom Conference where dynamic leaders from ministry, non-profit humanitarian and advocacy organizations, and business will share insight to explore how to lead courageously through some of the greatest challenges of our time. Join us! To learn more click here.  Dr. Hormoz Shariat is the President and Founder of Iran Alive Ministries based in McKinney, …

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Support Freedom for the People of Myanmar

On February 1st of 2021, the military of Burma launched a coup to overthrow the country’s democratically elected government. People have taken to the streets across Burma, also known as Myanmar, to protest against the coup. Myanmar’s elected leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, has been detained along with members of her party, the National League for Democracy (NLD). The coup threatens …

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New Legislation Introduced in U.S. Senate to Establish a Senate Human Rights Commission

THIS U.S. SENATE COMMISSION WOULD ELEVATE HUMAN RIGHTS AS A BIPARTISAN PRIORITY The Lantos Foundation for Human Rights and Justice and 21Wilberforce applaud the introduction of the Senate Resolution Establishing the Senate Human Rights Commission (S.Res.80) – fully institutionalizing the current Senate Human Rights Caucus and equipping it with the resources to support paid staff. At a time when it …