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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 …

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SAVE THE DATE: APRIL 12 & 13

Online and Live | Dallas Baptist University, Sadler Hall PRESENTED BY 21WILBERFORCE The Speak Freedom Conference is a two day leadership program on living with passion, leading with excellence and leading systemic changes. “Our world is facing the existential threats of racial injustice, political division and religious persecution. The Speak Freedom Conference is a call for competent courageous leaders to …

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Amb. Brownback’s Legacy: A Grassroots Movement for Religious Freedom Around the World

Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom Sam Brownback received the Frank Wolf IRF Award during a moving virtual program this week. 21Wilberforce President Randel Everett hosted the event with powerful tributes for Brownback offered by Cong. Frank Wolf, ChinaAid Founder and persecution survivor Bob Fu, USCIRF Commissioner Gayle Manchin and Ambassador David Saperstein. Messages of appreciation for Ambassador Brownback …

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International Day of Prayer Resource Kit

CLICK HERE to download your IDOP resource kit. These resources are designed to help you effectively pray for the persecuted.  Around the world, at least 260 million Christians face persecution for their faith. According to research, 2983 Christians were killed for their faith in 2019. On average, that is 8 Christians killed for their faith every day. The suffering of …

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21W Emerging Leaders Program Provides Tangible and Effective IRF Advocacy Skills

The future of religious freedom needs young, effective leaders who insert this human right to the forefront of policy. To empower emergent leaders, 21Wilberforce conducted interactive virtual training for 9 university students over three months. Participants, who are interested in promoting and protecting international religious freedom, met virtually for six weeks followed by a four day virtual practicum that concluded …