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.
Wednesday | 1.15.20
Open Doors USA World Watch List released
This free annual comprehensive report ranks 50 places around the world where it is most difficult to be a Christian.
Download the report at: https://www.opendoorsusa.org
Friday | 1.24.20
International Holocaust Remembrance Day Commemoration
The United Nations designated International Holocaust Remembrance Day—January 27, the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau—to remember the six million Jewish victims and millions of other victims of the Holocaust and to help prevent future genocides.
Join online for the Museum's annual commemoration in the Hall of Remembrance.
Tune in live at ushmm.org/watch/ihrd-2020 and join the conversation on social media using #WeRemember and #USHMM
Wednesday | 2.5.20
Religious Persecution 75 Years After the Holocaust
Wednesday, February 5 10:30am-12noon eastern at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC
You can watch the event online via livestream by registering at https://www.ushmm.
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and 21Wilberforce are co-hosting an event for National Prayer Breakfast attendees to hear from survivors of the Holocaust and other religious persecution.
A panel of leaders from Congress and organizations working with targeted groups will discuss patterns of persecution and opportunities for engagement from faith, civic, media, and political leaders in America and around the world.