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 | 11.20.19
Why Governments Discriminate Against Religious Minorities Time:12noon to 1:30pm
The Religious Freedom Institute hosts Dr. Jonathan Fox, Yehuda Avner Professor of Religion and Politics, director of the Religion and State (RAS) project, for a discussion about his upcoming book: Thou Shalt Have No Other Gods.
Wednesday | 11.27.19
On November 27th join millions of Christians around the world to highlight Christian persecution and suffering. #RedWednesday champions help Aid to the Church in Need highlight persecution happening around the world and support their campaign to end religious intolerance.
GO RED with your place of worship or building on November 27.
- Light up your building in red or…
- Red candles
- Red fairy lights
- Red balloons
- Red flowers
- Red bunting
Tuesday | 12.3.19
GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.
Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.
Join the movement and give your time and/or donation. 21Wilberforce participates in #GivingTuesday. Contact us to learn more at email@example.com