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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
Future Ready: Global Human Rights Movement Centered on Religious FreedomAugust 9, 2019
80 percent of people in the world live in a religiously restricted environment. Future ready is about asking the right questions. Relative to international religious freedom, the United States is leading and partners are answering the call. Last month Secretary of State Mike Pompeo hosted the second Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom in Washington, D.C. (Ministerial derives from the Latin ...
Reporting on Religious Freedom is a Global ChallengeNovember 5, 2019
Nonpartisan Pew Research Center data reveals that government restrictions on religion and social hostilities involving religion – including violence and harassment by private individuals, organizations, or groups, is increasing around the world. Christians in Nigeria, Rohingya in Myanmar, Yazidis in Iraq, Uyghur in China-entire communities across the globe are persecuted based on their religion or beliefs. Given this rising trend, have you ...