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Have No Doubt, Your Support Helps 21Wilberforce Make An Impact

In the 19th century, British Parliamentarian William Wilberforce identified the slave trade as the single greatest violation of human rights. Over several years he led a successful abolition movement through collaborative partnerships, grassroots empowerment, and policy campaigns. 21Wilberforce is employing this powerful model to train and empower others, facilitate results-based solutions, and work with like-minded partners to advance religious freedom …

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International Day of Prayer Resources

IDOP resources are designed to help you effectively pray for the persecuted. Globally, one in seven Christians live in places where they face a high level of persecution for their faith. Godfrey Yogarajah, WEA’s Ambassador for Religious Freedom, recently said, “The IDOP is a time set apart to remember all those who share our faith, but not our freedom.” Click …

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Global Defenders Network Launch Spearheaded by 21Wilberforce

21Wilberforce is spearheading a launch called The Global Defenders Network (GDN) in response to the growing need to provide legal representation and defend victims of unjust laws that violate everyone’s basic human right to freedom of religion or belief (FoRB). GDN is an association of individuals, organizations, and networks that will work collaboratively on individual member and group initiatives. It …

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21Wilberforce Research Project Aims to Increase Effectiveness in UN FoRB Advocacy

21Wilberforce is partnering with the University of Stirling on an innovative research project that will equip human rights advocacy groups with insights and proven pathways to successfully advance religious freedom through the United Nations’ Universal Periodic Review (UPR). The UN UPR process provides an opportunity for all UN Member States, sometimes in collaboration with human rights groups, to make recommendations …

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USCIRF’s Crucial Work Will Continue

By Dr. Ewelina U. Ochab We live in a century haunted by religious persecution. The genocide perpetrated by Daesh against Yazidis, Christians and other religious minorities in Syria and Iraq; the genocide perpetrated against Rohingya Muslims and the persecution of other religious minorities in Myanmar; the targeting of the Uighur Muslims in China; bomb attacks on churches in Sri Lanka …

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Timothy Fellows Initiative Launches in 2022

21Wilberforce has launched a new initiative called “Timothy Fellows” for young Baptist professionals and students around the world. Currently, 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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ChinaAid’s Bob Fu to receive 21Wilberforce 2022 Frank Wolf International Religious Freedom Award

The fourth 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. This award is named for Congressman Frank Wolf, the House’s “Champion of Human Rights” and “Conscience of Congress.” Wolf served Virginia’s 10th …

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Dr. James W. Carr Elected to 21Wilberforce Board

21Wilberforce is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. James W. Carr to the organization’s Board of Directors for a three-year term, which began on August 1, 2022. “The mission of 21Wilberforce resonates deeply with me,” Carr said. “They have developed impactful tools and training to equip persecuted groups — the same groups I advocated for as a former Commissioner …

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21Wilberforce in Northern Thailand

21Wilberforce recently traveled in Northern Thailand with the goals of deepening our partnerships with those working to counteract the renewed violence against religious and ethnic minorities resulting from a military coup in the neighboring  country of Burma in early 2021. During the trip, the 21Wilberforce team met with key civil society organizations, ministry partners and Baptist leaders to learn more …