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 | 12.10.19
Human Rights Day
The human rights community commemorates the day in 1948 that the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This milestone document proclaimed the inalienable rights which everyone is inherently entitled to as a human being regardless of race, color, religion, sex, language, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. Available in 500 languages, it is the most translated document in the world. https://www.un.org/en/observances/human-rights-day/
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.
For more information and to download the report visit: https://www.opendoorsusa.org/
Thursday | 1.16.20
Religious Freedom Institute event
Religious Freedom as a Fundamental Human Right: A Conversation
Join RFI and Museum of the Bible for a conversation with experts as part of the Statesmanship and Religious Freedom seminar series.
7:00pm - 8:30pm Museum of the Bible, World Stage Theater (5th Floor), 400 4th St. SW, Washington, DC Learn more at religiousfreedominstitute.org