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Speak Freedom Center

The Speak 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
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Emerging Leaders

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 for partnering with 21Wilberforce to raise awareness for global religious persecution through prayer, learning and engagement.  Beginning in 2017, Texas Baptists shared our platform and program with over 5,000 churches in their network.

Speak Freedom Texas

Contact us if you want to learn more about participating in this campaign or bringing it to your state.


MONDAY-SATURDAY |  5.20-5.25.19

21Wilberforce Emerging Leaders Conference

Time: One Week
Washington, DC

Registrations are open for this one-week training and networking event designed to transform young leaders into effective advocates for international religious freedom. This one-week training and networking event focuses on policy, human rights, justice, freedom of conscience, religion and belief. Workshop modules and events include: Building Relationships for Religious Freedom, Religious Freedom in Theory and Context, Advancing Religious Freedom through Advocacy and Religious Freedom Tour.

“The Emerging Leaders conference was the catalyst for my Capitol Hill career. I was equipped with the expertise and connections that are needed to effectively advocate for those who are suffering.” —Stephen Boyd

Tuesday | 5.22.19

Human Rights and Religious Freedom in Iran

Time: 12:00pm – 4:00pm
Hart Senate Building, Room 902, Washington, DC

The event will include speakers from various organizations and a panel discussion to give different perspectives on the state of religious freedom and the human right abuses against Christians and other persecuted religious minorities in Iran. Lunch will be provided promptly at 12 noon. Program will include a variety of speakers including policy makers, policy experts and victims of persecution.

To RSVP or for more information visit here

Confirmed Speakers:
Senator Ted Cruz
Suzanne Maloney, Deputy Director of Foreign Policy at the Brookings Institution
Maryam Rostampour and Marziyeh Amirizadeh, Muslim converts to Christianity, authors of Captive In Iran
Dan Baumann, Christian missionary, who was imprisoned in Evin Prison in Tehran, Iran
Hormoz Shariat, President of Iran Alive Ministries
Mike Ansari, President of Heart 4 Iran

Tuesday-Thursday | 7.16-18.19

Second Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom

Time: Tuesday-Thursday
Washington, DC

More details to come.