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21WILBERFORCE RELEASES PUBLICATION COMMEMORATING IRFA — One of the Most Significant U.S. Milestones in 1998
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 ...
21Wilberforce Announces Retirement of Former Congressman Frank Wolf
September 10, 2018: 21Wilberforce Announces Retirement of Former Congressman Frank Wolf Former Congressman Frank Wolf announced that he will retire from 21Wilberforce after serving as a Distinguished Senior Fellow for four years. Congressman Wolf plans to leave October 1st.
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
Nov 29, 2018: “House passes measure to provide humanitarian aid to genocide victims,” Catholic News Service/OSV Newsweekly
Sep 24, 2018: “Former Rep. Frank Wolf Honored for Defending Human Rights,” The Epoch Times
Jul 13, 2018: “China prisoners of conscience rally urges Congress to stand in solidarity for human rights,” Religion News Service
Enduring Hope for NigeriaJanuary 8, 2019
The situation in Nigeria is complex. Religion is central to how Nigerians understand themselves. Thus, the protection of freedom of belief and religious rights — through the rule of law and inclusive governance — is critical to long-term stability in Nigeria. Nigeria is dealing with corruption, impunity and religious persecution. Two of the world's top five deadliest terrorist groups — ...
A Schism for the Modern Era: Russian Orthodox Church and Orthodox Church of UkraineJanuary 8, 2019
Readers of history will recall the Great Schism of 1054 as the moment when the western Catholic Church and Eastern Orthodox Church parted ways, a separation that punctuated the end of the Roman Empire. That split, with its religious and political undertones, rocked Christendom in the 11th century and remains a visible wound even today, never fully healed though softened ...