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FBC MIDLAND:  NOV. 5 DAY OF PRAYER FOR THE PERSECUTED CHURCH

Please join us and others from the Midland, Texas community on the Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church. Free banquet in the First Baptist Midland Fellowship Hall at 5PM, followed by a time of worship at 6PM in the First Baptist Midland Worship Center. Registration is not required. Program for the evening 5:00  Free Banquet in the Fellowship Hall …

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GLOBAL FREEDOM NETWORK (AFRICA) PROMOTED AT YOUTH CONGRESS

The Global Freedom Network (Africa) held a promotion in early September during the Arise Congress organized by the Nigerian Baptist Convention held at the Baptist International Convention Center. This Congress was a first joint Congress of the Nigerian Baptist Convention Youths, Baptist Student Fellowship, Royal Ambassadors, Lydia Auxilliary, Girls’ Auxilliary, Teenagers and Baptist Corpers’ Fellowship. The meeting had over 25,000 …

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Register to Attend our Frank Wolf Award Dinner Oct. 5, 2023 at DBU

REGISTER HERE  21Wilberforce invites you to attend the 2023 Frank Wolf Award Dinner on Thursday, October 5th in the Great Hall at Dallas Baptist University, Dallas, Texas.  Click on the Register Here button above to purchase individual tickets or a table sponsorship (8 tickets). Pastor Bob Roberts, Jr. will be presented the 2023 Frank Wolf International Religious Freedom Award. This …

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21Wilberforce Partners With University of Stirling on U.N. UPR Project

By Trent Martin, 21Wilberforce Coordinator for Advocacy & Training 21Wilberforce is partnering with researchers from the University of Stirling to launch a project that is exploring how civil society organizations can effectively advocate for real changes in the religious freedom policies of countries around the world using the United Nations’ Universal Periodic Review (UPR) mechanism.   The Universal Periodic Review is …

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Randel Everett Announces Retirement From 21Wilberforce

Randel Everett recently announced to the 21Wilberforce staff and Board that he will retire as President of 21Wilberforce at the end of this year. Here are his reflections on stepping away from the organization he and his wife, Sheila, founded nine years ago. Working with 21 Wilberforce in defense of those experiencing religious persecution has been a great honor.  Religious …

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Randel Everett Made Global Impact at 21Wilberforce

By Ken Camp/Reprinted with permission from Baptiststandard.com Randel Everett—who recently told the board of 21Wilberforce he plans to retire at the end of the year as the organization’s president—recalled the reaction nine years ago when he stepped down as pastor of First Baptist Church in Midland. The congregation was “pretty shocked” when he resigned as pastor to launch a nonprofit …

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21Wilberforce Timothy Fellows Convene in Norway

In 2022, 21Wilberforce launched a new initiative called “Timothy Fellows” for young Baptist professionals and students around the world. Five of six regions within the Baptist World Alliance are represented and the first ten Fellows hail from the Benin, Brazil (2), Bulgaria, Germany, Ghana, Honduras, Nigeria, United Kingdom and the U.S. 21Wilberforce President Randel Everett and Trent Martin, 21W Advocacy …

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21Wilberforce Launches Global Freedom Network Pilot Project

21Wilberforce announced the launch of the Global Freedom Network (GFN) pilot project in Africa during the Baptist World Alliance (BWA) meeting in Norway last month. 21Wilberforce’s President Randel Everett and Executive Director John Gongwer gave an overview of the vision, objectives and intended outcomes for the network including plans for eventual expansion to other regions of the world. Key leaders …