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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 …

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Emerging Leaders Training was Life-changing

Shirley and Joyce Porto were born in Brazil. Their parents instilled the importance of Christian faith and education as a means to escape poverty. The twins faced difficulties and prejudices in their country, but that did not stop them. Although Shirley and Joyce spoke several languages, their English was poor and they viewed this as hindrance to their careers. They …

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FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS: A Look Back at 2019

In 2019 21Wilberforce advocated for, challenged and empowered people of faith to support persecuted communities, challenge religious repression and expand religious freedom globally. Local and international activists were empowered at the largest international religious freedom conference ever. Over a thousand leaders from more than 100 countries were able to build relationships, share resources, and collaborate on best practices because 21Wilberforce …

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21Wilberforce Lauds Bipartisan Congressional Support for USCIRF Legislation

Yesterday, the U.S. Senate released updated amendments to the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom Reauthorization Act of 2019. Senators Dick Durbin, Bob Menendez, Jim Risch and Marco Rubio and their staffs worked diligently and collaboratively to resolve differences and complete the work before the pending deadline for expiration. The Commission was established as part of the 1998 IRF …