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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 …

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Uyghurs for Sale

Some Factories Across China Using Forced Uyghur Labor Seventy-five years after the Holocaust concentration and labor camps are still in existence. Today the Chinese Communist Party is interning more than one million Uyghur Muslims in concentration camps – striping them of their fundamental rights to peacefully practice their faith. Now new information has surfaced showing that not only is the …

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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 …