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2020 Frank Wolf International Religious Freedom Award
21Wilberforce to Honor Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom Sam Brownback The 3rd annual Frank Wolf International Religious Freedom Award celebrates an outstanding leader who is working to advance freedom of religion or belief by standing up to oppression in the pursuit of freedom of religion, belief, or conscience. 21Wilberforce Founder and President, Randel Everett, announced that the 2020 honoree is ...
Nepal’s Government Actively Targets Religious Minorities
21Wilberforce Submits Report to UN Government authorities and media outlets in Nepal are utilizing the global COVID-19 pandemic as a cover for the arbitrary arrests and denial of fundamental rights of religious minorities. Religious minority communities, including Christians, Muslims and Buddhists, in Nepal suffer increased discrimination, harassment and persecution. In October 2017, the Nepalese government passed legislation that criminalizes religious ...
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
July 17, 2020: “ERLC files UN report rebuking Nepal for religious liberty violations,” ERLC.com
July 14, 2020: “Nepal's government actively targets religious minorities ,” Religionnews.com
March 30, 2020: “21Wilberforce joins Coptic Solidarity take action campaign for Ramy Kamel,” Religionnews.com
The Great Firewall of ChinaJune 24, 2020
CITIZENS IN CHINA ARE DESPERATE TO ACCESS ACCURATE INFORMATION ON THE INTERNET THAT IS NOT CENSORED BY CHINA’S COMMUNIST PARTY. China’s persecution of religious groups and the ensuing cover up both rely on its strict internet censorship, whether the targeted group is Falun Gong, Christians, Uyghurs, or Tibetans. They are locked in an internet prison. The Chinese government’s “Great Firewall” ...
Engage Where We Can and Confront Where We MustNovember 24, 2020
2020 is a year we will not soon, if ever, forget. Each of us has felt the burden of the COVID-19 pandemic, but none more than the world's religious minorities. Pew Research reports that 80 percent of the global population lives in nations that restrict religious freedom. Those restrictions have been amplified and persecution intensified during the pandemic. Ambassador-at-Large for ...