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Transformational Leadership Training: Creating Meaningful Change and Making a Difference

First Baptist Church in Pensacola, Florida recently served as a host site for a dynamic two-day Transformational Leadership Conference presented by Dr. Randel Everett, founder, and President of 21Wilberforce. Local leaders from ministries, non-profit organizations, and business gathered to engage on how to lead courageously in these challenging times. The interactive training uses biblical, historical, contemporary and personal examples of …

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Launching a global movement of young leaders

Powerful narrative can challenge paradigms. It can unite constituencies that mobilize people into a movement. Last week advocates from across the United States and around the world gathered in Washington, D.C. and virtually at a national IRF Summit to focus on working together to support International Religious Freedom (IRF).  The Summit featured a young leaders track for ages 16 to …

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10 Dynamic Sessions on Leadership and Persecution: View Online

The Baptist World Alliance and 21Wilberforce are excited to present: Together with the Persecuted – a virtual one day conference featuring presentations from respected global leaders and advocates of religious freedom in two program tracks. Track One: Global Impact Leadership features leaders from ministries, non-profit humanitarian and advocacy organizations, and business who share sage advice on how to lead courageously …

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116th Congress IRF Congressional Scorecard Live Virtual Event

CONGRESS AND IRF: CHAMPIONS AND CHALLENGES TUESDAY, JUNE 22, 2021                           2:00 – 3:00 PM EST                 Reserve your spot Join us to review key IRF legislative highlights during the 116th Congress. The International Religious Freedom Congressional Scorecard, a project of 21Wilberforce, is intended …

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Young leaders join 21Wilberforce as summer associates

This summer Courtney Green, Drayton Cullen, and Natalie Chevrel will be joining the 21Wilberforce team as associates. The 21Wilberforce Associate program provides undergraduate and graduate students with exceptional opportunities to deepen their understanding of international religious freedom and develop their leadership abilities. These associates will play a key role in implementing 21Wilberforce’s Emerging Leaders training programs, grassroots empowerment, and advocacy …

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21Wilberforce ranks members of 116th Congress on support for international religious freedom

MARK WINGFIELD  |  MAY 14, 2021 A nonpartisan group has released its annual rankings of Congressional action relating to international freedom of belief, conscience and religion during the 116th Congress, finding “strong bipartisan support” continues. The IRF Congressional Scorecard, a project of 21Wilberforce, commends 63 members of Congress as “Notable Leaders” for advancing international religious freedom legislation during the 116th Congress. The commended …

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21Wilberforce releases scorecard

Asia topped the list for IRF legislative activity in the 116th Congress Embattled religious minorities and dissenting members of majority religious communities suffer extraordinarily – including harassment, discrimination, and genocide — as  freedom of religion or belief has deteriorated worldwide. Congress has been an advocate for this essential human right and sought to ensure continued support for it as a …

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USCIRF Releases 2021 Annual Report with Recommendations for U.S. Policy

Washington, D.C. – The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) today released its 2021 Annual Report documenting developments during 2020, including significant progress in countries such as Sudan. Meanwhile, other nations implemented laws and policies that further target religious communities, and in some cases amount to genocide and crimes against humanity. USCIRF’s 2021 Annual Report provides recommendations to enhance the …

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Transformational leaders needed to fight for justice

By Ken Camp, Managing Editor, Baptist Standard God wants to raise up transformational leaders who will challenge injustice and fight for the oppressed, the founding president of the 21Wilberforce human rights organization said. Randel Everett of 21Wilberforce, former executive director of the Baptist General Convention of Texas, addressed the Speak Freedom Conference at Dallas Baptist University, April 12-13. Everett challenged Christians …

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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 …