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 | 10.22.19
4th Annual Modern Coptic Martyrs Remembrance Day
Time: 1:00-3:00pm Eastern time
The Watterson House
224 2nd St., SE
Washington, DC 20003
Keynote: Dr. Ahmad Shaheed, Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Religion or Belief, United Nations
This event commemorates and seeks justice for the many modern coptic martyrs who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for their faith.
Learn more and register: https://copticsolidarity.salsalabs.org /4thmoderncopticmartyrsremembranceday /index.html
Sunday | 10.27.19
International Day of Religious Freedom
On October 27, we celebrate the UN designated International Day of Religious Freedom. Freedom of religion is at the very core of the American experience, and is a fundamental human right for every person on earth. It is also declared in Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (and we are currently celebrating the 71st anniversary of the Universal Declaration).
On this day, we are especially mindful that there are far too many around the world without protections for religious freedoms. We reaffirm our stance that all people, in every country, deserve to exercise their right to live according to their conscience: to be free to worship, practice, share, change, and express their beliefs as they see fit.
Sunday | 11.3.19
International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church
A global day of prayer for those who are persecuted for their faith. The first request of those persecuted for their faith is, "Pray for us."
Voice of the Marytrs has created a video, powerpoint slides and a bulletin insert the can be used by you, your family, your small group, your church, etc.
Access these free resources here: papersecution.com-idop-resources/?-thank-you=Y