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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
Stand with Coptic Christian Ramy KamelMay 15, 2020
Ramy Kamel is a Coptic Christian that the Egyptian government has tortured and imprisoned simply because he is a religious freedom leader. 21Wilberforce and Coptic Solidarity launched a multi-faith campaign on his behalf. We encouraged scholars, religious and secular leaders, human rights advocates and practitioners to respectfully urge you to speak out for Kamel. He has been the primary source ...
7 Alarming Global Religious Freedom Trends & DevelopmentsJune 3, 2020
The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) recently released 2020 Annual Report is intended to focus the attention of U.S. government policymakers on the most severe violations of religious freedom globally. The report identifies countries that USCIRF finds meet the statutory criteria for the State Department to designate as “countries of particular concern” (CPCs) or include on its ...