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2020 Frank Wolf International Religious Freedom Award

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 …

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Women Filmmakers from Afghanistan and Iran Take Top Honors in Religious Freedom & Business Film Competition

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 …

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Nepal’s Government Actively Targets Religious Minorities

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 …

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SIGN FREEDOM FROM INTERNET CENSORSHIP PETITION

STAND WITH CITIZENS IN CHINA WHO ARE DESPERATE TO ACCESS ACCURATE INFORMATION ON THE INTERNET THAT IS NOT CENSORED BY CHINA’S COMMUNIST PARTY. SIGN PETITION. 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. The Chinese government’s “Great Firewall” is actively …

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Are you a college student with a passion for human rights?

21Wilberforce is accepting applications from college-aged students to participate in our 2020 Emerging Leader Cohort From the crackdown on many religious groups in China to attacks by Boko Haram in Nigeria, justice and religious freedom are under attack around the globe. Have you ever wondered what you can do to make a difference? Are you a college student who is …

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21Wilberforce Launches Global Freedom Center

The 21Wilberforce Global Freedom Center launched with an inaugural virtual event: INVISIBLE PEOPLE: The Coronavirus Impact on Millions Persecuted for Their Faith and Beliefs. President and founder, Randel Everett, hosted conversations with survivor activists Archbishop Ben Kwashi and Mariam Ibraheem along with thought leaders Judge Ken Starr and USCIRF Vice Chair Gayle Manchin. If you missed the event, we invite …

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MAY 4 Virtual Event: Invisible People-Coronavirus & the Persecuted

You are invited to join us this free Virtual Event hosted by the 21Wilberforce Global Freedom Center on  Mon. May 4th at 7:30pm ET The COVID-19 pandemic may be social isolating us, but let’s not have it stop us from speaking up for our persecuted brother and sisters where the pandemic is making it even worse. Let your voices be …

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First “Virtual” IRF Roundtable Hosted By 21Wilberforce Freedom Center

Given that we are battling the COVID-19 pandemic, and social distancing and shelter in place guidelines are in effect, face-to-face events have been cancelled or shifted from in-person to virtual gatherings. 21Wilberforce offered to collaborate with the International Religious Freedom Roundtable to convene their regular weekly meetings as Virtual Roundtables within the 21Wilberforce Freedom Center. Several months ago the team …

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Religious Persecution 75 Years after the Holocaust

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 …