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Speak Freedom Conference comes to Samford University

21Wilberforce and the Baptist World Alliance are co-hosting SPEAK FREEDOM, a one-day conference to be held at Samford University on July 9, 2022. Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student …

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André Simão, 21Wilberforce Senior Fellow, Shares Hope for Some Refugees Driven From Their Homes in Afghanistan

Afghanistan has historically been religiously diverse, however after the Taliban took control of the government in the mid 1990s, most non-muslims left the country. Today, almost the entire population is Muslim (approximately 85% Sunni and 15% Shia). The balance of those living in Afghanistan, under 5%, are Hindus, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists, Baha’is and others. The Taliban took control of the …

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“Free to believe” is for everyone: A conversation with Randel Everett

Summary: Dr. Randel Everett joins Dr. Mark Turman and Dr. Jim Denison to discuss religious freedom, 21 Wilberforce, and why the state shouldn’t be run by religion. Show notes: After giving his personal story, Dr. Randel Everett discusses the surprising role of a Baptist in religious freedom in the US’s founding (7:22). He then talks about 21Wilberforce, how they got started, and …

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Global Religious Freedom Data Spectrum Project showcased at Calvin University symposium

On Thursday, April 7th, 21Wilberforce showcased the Global Religious Freedom Data Spectrum Project in a panel discussion on “Measuring Religious Liberty Domestically and Globally: Challenges and Opportunities” at Calvin University’s Eleventh Biennial Henry Institute Symposium on Religion and Public Life. 21Wilberforce’s Advocacy and Training Coordinator, Trent Martin, presented the Data Spectrum’s interactive and comparative framework for viewing a wide range …

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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 …