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In addition to leadership training and advocacy work, 21Wilberforce produces and makes available an array of resource materials crucial to the understanding, promotion, and advancement of international religious freedom.

Reports, retrospectives, and research 


IRF Congressional Scorecard

The IRF Congressional Scorecard measures the progress of federal legislative efforts to promote and advance international religious freedom and highlights opportunities that remain to further advance U.S. advocacy on behalf of individuals persecuted in foreign countries for their religious beliefs. The Scorecard is intended as a model of proactive engagement for legislators — at home and abroad.

IRFA 20th Anniversary Retrospective

The International Religious Freedom Act (IRFA) — landmark legislation signed into law in the fall of 1998 — has been a driver of considerable human rights initiatives for two decades. To mark the 20th anniversary of the act, 21Wilberforce researched and produced a retrospective featuring reflections from IRF participants and a timeline of the collaborative efforts that ensued to integrate international religious freedom within U.S. foreign policy.



Nigeria is a country on the verge of fracturing along religious fault lines. Ethnic and religious minorities in northern Nigeria are largely forgotten as they face systemic and systematic discrimination. Muslim and Christian communities in northeastern Nigeria are profoundly and negatively impacted by the terrorist violence pursued by Boko Haram that in a pledge of allegiance now considers itself the Islamic State of West Africa

Nigeria Report


In the summer of 2014, the world watched as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) began its murderous march across much of northern Iraq, leaving a path of unimaginable destruction. Shortly after, a team from 21Wilberforce was on the ground to assess the devastation and determine the needs of the communities impacted. 21Wilberforce again visited Iraq in the summer of 2017. Read the conclusions from both visits here.

Iraq Report #1
Iraq Report #2

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