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2.2 Timothy Emerging Leader Call for Applications

21Wilberforce is pleased to announce a new three-year cohort for young adult emerging leaders called 2.2 Timothy led by 21W President, Randel Everett, and Trent Martin, 21W Advocacy and Training Coordinator. The program name refers to the Bible verse that offers Paul’s strategy for training others: knowledge and mentoring. One fellow will be selected from applicants in each of six …

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Vision Can Emerge from Suffering

“We’ve got some difficult days ahead. But it doesn’t matter with me now. Because I’ve been to the mountain top. We, as a people, will get to thePromised Land.”  Martin Luther King, Jr. Fifty leaders of congregations from Virginia, Maryland and DC, participated in a “Leading for Justice” conference sponsored by 21Wilberforce, NorthStar Church Network and the Baptist World Alliance, …

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Leading for Justice Conference Invitation

21Wilberforce, the Baptist World Alliance and the NorthStar Church Network are co-hosting LEADING FOR JUSTICE, a two-day conference to be held at Columbia Baptist Church on March 10 & 11, 2022. The leadership program will cover rediscover your passion, leading with excellence and create enduring change. The conference leader is Dr. Randel Everett, President of 21Wilberforce and author of the …

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Ramy Kamel Released by Egyptian Authorities

Ramy Kamel was released by Egyptian authorities on January 8, 2022 after spending two and one-half years in in prison awaiting trial. Kamel’s arrest and mistreatment was a direct effort by the Egyptian government to punish and silence him for publicizing human rights abuses against Coptic Christians. Mr. Kamel was invited to participate in a UN forum (November 28th and …

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State Department must return CPC designation to Nigeria

Reprinted with permission from Washingtonexaminer.com The unconscionable decision in November by the U.S. Department of State to remove Nigeria from its annual Countries of Particular Concern list raises one simple question: Why? Just last year, the State Department concluded that Nigeria had been “engaging in or tolerating particularly severe violations of religious freedom.” The department then rightly added Nigeria to its list …

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21Wilberforce Launches Change not Chains Year-end Campaign

21Wilberforce is launching our “Change Not Chains” year-end campaign today with a goal of raising $250,000 total ($75,000 of that online) before December 31. We hope you will make a tax-deductible gift to make a life-changing difference. Imagine being unjustly imprisoned, put under house arrest, or sent to a detention camp just for your peaceful expression of religious, or other …

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21Wilberforce Global FoRB Action Summit Participants Craft Advocacy Campaign

Over the weekend of November 5-7, emerging leaders from ten countries spread over four continents joined together for 21Wilberforce’s inaugural Global FoRB Action Summit. This global and multi-faith group of university students and young professionals learned from and interacted directly with world-class advocacy trainers, including the former UN Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Religion or Belief, the Vice-Chair of the US Commission on International Religious Freedom, the president of an advocacy non-profit, and professors from top …

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21Wilberforce, the Loeb Institute at GW University, and Genocide Watch Launch Global Religious Freedom Data Project

21Wilberforce, the Loeb Institute at George Washington University, and Genocide Watch recently held an event to introduce the Religious Freedom Data Spectrum, a new initiative that will collect, map, and connect diverse religious freedom data US Commission on International Religious Freedom Supervisory Policy Analyst Scott Weiner also shared remarks on USCIRF’s country ranking system and the importance of examining the …

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Stand with the Persecuted in Prayer (Nov 7, 2021): Free 2021 IDOP Resource Kit

This November, millions of Christians worldwide will gather together for one cause: to unite the global Church for International Day of Prayer (IDOP) for the Persecuted 2021. The number one thing that persecuted Christians ask for is prayer, and we want to equip you to be able to meet their needs. Churches around the world will gather on November 7 to pray …

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Call for applications: FoRB Global Action Summit 2021 (Nov 5-7)

21Wilberforce announces FoRB Global Action Summit 2021, an innovative program for emerging leaders to acquire and enhance skills to actively defend key persecuted religious prisoners of conscience and their communities. Building on the success of previous emerging leader trainings, the free online Summit is designed for university and graduate-level students and young professionals with demonstrated commitment to leadership and human …