The online Freedom Center provides tailored tools to mobilize and train individuals, groups, and networks to defend persecuted communities and religious prisoners. These tools help aid embattled believers and advance religious freedom worldwide. They can be tapped to create advocacy campaigns for prisoner release or crowd-funding for legal assistance, to deploy social media campaigns, to benefit from “Know Your Rights” and/or leadership training materials, and more.
Our online platform promotes three objectives: LEARN (awareness and understanding), PREPARE (practical instruction) and ACT (tools for engagement and action).
This web-based platform includes:
- Training videos and guides
- Crowd-funding capabilities
- “Know Your Rights” training
- Leadership training
- Social media tools
- A curated library of fact sheets and reports
Each year 21Wilberforce hosts a one-week training and networking event in Washington, D.C. for young leaders interested in promoting and protecting international religious freedom. The conference is designed to educate and transform the participants into becoming effective advocates.Workshop modules and events include:
- Training sessions on global religious freedom
- Case studies on persecution
- First-person testimonies
- Advocacy training
- Meetings with lawmakers on Capitol Hill
- Tour of the U.S. Capitol, Supreme Court, Library of Congress, etc.
Speak Freedom Texas
Speak Freedom Texas is a state-wide model that 21Wilberforce developed to raise awareness for global religious persecution through prayer, learning and engagement. Beginning in 2017, Texas Baptists shared our platform and program with more than 5,000 churches in their network.
See free resources available for churches or networks that partner with us on this important initiative. Click the button below.
Contact us if you want to learn more about participating in this campaign or bring it to your state.
Tuesday | 3.31.20 Postponed
China's Assault on Institutional Religious Freedom & Human Rights
12:30pm-3:30pm, Columbus School of Law, Catholic University of America, Washington, DC
Remarks and a panel discussion about China's violations of institutional religious freedom and human rights. Keynote remarks will be given by Chinese civil rights lawyer and activist, Chen Guangcheng, followed by a panel of experts, which includes: Fenggang Yang, Purdue University, Sen Nieh, Catholic University of America, Tom Farr, Religious Freedom Institute, and Bill Saunders, Catholic University of America. Learn more and register at: www.religousfreedominstitute.org
POSTPONED UNTIL FALL 2020
Emerging Leaders Conference
Our fifth annual week-long conference is an immersive training and advocacy experience equipping leaders for intentional religious freedom in the heart of U.S. policy in the nation's capital. - Meet survivors of persecution - Directly advocate with your representatives - Understand the history and context of religious freedom around the world - Network with policy professionals and build career development skill/span
Apply online http://bit.ly/2NvG1Jc
Wednesday | 6.19.20
Release of 2019 State Dept. Annual Report to Congress on International Religious Freedom
The report describes the status of religious freedom in each foreign country, government policies violating religious belief and practices of groups, religious denominations, and individuals, and U.S. policies to promote religious freedom around the world.