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Rep. McGovern (D-MA) and Senator Rubio (R-FL) Earn Top Scores for 115th Congress IRF Scorecard
The Frank R. Wolf International Religious Freedom Act of 2016 provides a framework for advancing religious freedom as a U.S. foreign policy imperative. 21Wilberforce presents the 115th Congress International Religious Freedom Scorecard as a measure of progress made toward that end. The Scorecard helps increase Congressional awareness of international religious freedom issues, encourages legislators to take bold action in support ...
Frank Wolf Speak Freedom Award Presented to Archbishop Benjamin and Dr. Gloria Kwashi
On September 30th 21Wilberforce will present the second annual Frank Wolf International Religious Freedom award to Archbishop Benjamin and Dr. Gloria Kwashi of Jos, Nigeria. Named for Congressman Frank Wolf who has worked tirelessly for decades to promote international religious freedom and later served on staff with 21Wilberforce, the award will be presented at a dinner held at Dallas Baptist ...
EXTRAORDINARY LEADERSHIP NOTED AS FORMER CONGRESSMAN FRANK WOLF LEAVES
WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 10, 2018) – 21Wilberforce announced that former Congressman Frank Wolf will leave 21Wilberforce on September 30th after serving four years as the Distinguished Senior Fellow.
“Congressman Wolf has been instrumental in shaping 21Wilberforce to the force for change that it is today,” said Randel Everett, Founder and President. “His leadership has been extraordinary. 21Wilberforce is grounded in the conviction that freedom of belief is a basic human right, and Frank has carried the torch.”
DECEMBER 10, 2018
21WILBERFORCE RELEASES PUBLICATION COMMEMORATING 20 Years of the INTERNATIONAL RELIGIOUS FREEDOM ACT
WASHINGTON, D.C. (December 10, 2018) — 1998 was a momentous year. Osama bin Laden published fatwas declaring jihad against all Jews and crusaders, and Europeans agreed on a single currency. Also during that year, Google was founded; Apple Computer unveiled the iMac; Exxon and Mobil merged to create the world’s largest petroleum company; and the International Religious Freedom Act was enacted. This transformative piece of legislation was written, debated, re-written and nearly left for dead before Congress voted unanimously for its passage in the fall of 1998. To commemorate the event, human rights organization
21Wilberforce in the News
Aug. 6, 2019: “VP Pence Meets with Religous Freedom Advocates to Discuss China Abuses ,” Christianpost.com
Sept. 17, 2019: “Let's Help China's Citizens Scale the 21st Century Berlin Wall,” Midland Reporter Telegram
Uyghurs and other Turkic Muslims in China Suffering from Gross Human Rights ViolationsFebruary 6, 2020
The Senate passed the bipartisan Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act of 2019 (S.178) on September 11, 2019, by unanimous consent. The House passed the Uyghur Intervention and Global Humanitarian Urgent Response Act of 2019 (UIGHUR Act) (S.178) on December 3. These two bills contained slightly different provisions in some Sections. This bill will mandate targeted sanctions on the perpetrators of ...
All Faiths Must Join Together to Stem the Tide of Religious PersecutionFebruary 12, 2020
The National Prayer Breakfast, a yearly event first held in 1953, is the largest gathering of religious leaders from across America and around the world held in Washington, D.C. The series of meetings, luncheons and dinners is always hosted by two members of Congress, one Democrat and one Republican. It attracts leaders from state capitols, large Christian faith-based NGOs and ...