21st Century Wilberforce Initiative

21st Century Wilberforce Initiative 21Wilberforce is a Christian organization working to defend and expand freedom of belief globally.
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21st Century Wilberforce Initiative champions religious freedom, the bedrock of human rights protection. In the 19th Century, British parliamentarian William Wilberforce led a slave abolition movement that sparked revival. His model - education to raise religious and political awareness, policy engagement, and collaborative partnerships - provides a powerful roadmap to address religious freedom in the 21st century. We use advocacy, education and technology to urge people of all faiths to stand for religious freedom and against persecution. Visit 21wilberforce.org

Mission: 21Wilberforce is a Christian organization working to defend and expand freedom of belief globally.

Nearly three years ago, the Rohingya fled systematic violence on their doorstep in Myanmar. But the world has yet to hol...
07/16/2020
Call It Genocide — Refugees International

Nearly three years ago, the Rohingya fled systematic violence on their doorstep in Myanmar. But the world has yet to hold Myanmar accountable.

We're pushing for @SecPompeo to call Myanmar's crimes against the Rohingya genocide. Sign the petition today

https://www.refugeesinternational.org/call-it-genocide

Almost three years ago, Myanmar’s soldiers targeted, killed, and raped Rohingya and burned their villages, as the United Nations, Refugees International, the U.S. State Department itself, and many others have documented. Nearly 800,000 Rohingya refugees fled the genocidal violence. Now, the ro...

Calling for the 2022 Olympic Games to be moved out of “a country that is perpetuating a genocide against its Muslim popu...
07/15/2020
Opinion | What’s happening in Hong Kong and Xinjiang prove that China doesn’t deserve the Olympics

Calling for the 2022 Olympic Games to be moved out of “a country that is perpetuating a genocide against its Muslim population and stripping away the civil liberties of Hong Kongers.”

People wearing masks walk past the Olympic rings near the New National Stadium in Tokyo. The coronavirus pandemic led organizer to postpone the 2020 Summer Games until next year. (Jae C. Hong/AP)July 14, 2020 at 5:40 PM EDTRegarding the July 7 editorial “What’s happening in Xinjiang is genocide....

Nepal’s Government Actively Targets Religious MinoritiesGovernment authorities and media outlets in Nepal are utilizing ...
07/13/2020

Nepal’s Government Actively Targets Religious Minorities

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.

Read our joint report to the UN at:
https://bit.ly/2ZrSuUK

Don’t miss this online Film Festival that will showcase women international filmmakers who promote freedom of religion a...
07/10/2020
Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: Film Festival & Awards. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting.

Don’t miss this online Film Festival that will showcase women international filmmakers who promote freedom of religion and belief (Saturday, August 1).

Filmmakers hail from #Iran ,#Afghanistan, #Jordan,#Tunisia,#India #Lebanon.

Join online and show your support! Here is the registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwucOqprDwrGdKmp91XKV1MfS2o5ZVnnQkc

Join us for the 2020 Empower Women Media Film Festival and Awards cosponsored with the Religious Freedom & Business Foundation. The short films are artful and compelling explorations of the impact of freedom of religion and belief (FoRB) in the workplace and community. Whether inspired by real-life....

Rigal was arrested with his wife, Ayda Expósito, in April 2019. He was serving a two-year sentence and was scheduled to ...
07/08/2020
Cuba Releases Homeschooling Pastor from Prison, Journalist Still Jailed for Reporting on Religious Freedom

Rigal was arrested with his wife, Ayda Expósito, in April 2019. He was serving a two-year sentence and was scheduled to be released in 2021. It is unclear why he was granted early release, however the government has released thousands of prisoners in recent months to combat the spread of coronavirus.

The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) has announced that Cuba's communist regime has released Pastor Ramón Rigal from prison.

07/03/2020
07/01/2020
WORLD REFUGEE DAY   June 20thThe world is witnessing the highest levels of displacement on record. An unprecedented 70.8...
06/19/2020

WORLD REFUGEE DAY June 20th

The world is witnessing the highest levels of displacement on record. An unprecedented 70.8 million people around the world have been forced from home by conflict and persecution at the end of 2018. Among them are nearly 30 million refugees, over half of whom are under the age of 18.

There are also millions of stateless people, who have been denied a nationality and access to basic rights such as education, healthcare, employment and freedom of movement.

President Donald Trump signed the Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act of 2020, making it the first law anywhere in the world ...
06/18/2020
In Historic First, Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act Becomes Law

President Donald Trump signed the Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act of 2020, making it the first law anywhere in the world to address the human rights crisis in East Turkistan.

“Uyghurs around the world are celebrating,” said Omer Kanat, UHRP Executive Director. “It's the kind of news we have been waiting for, more than three years into the Uyghur crisis. But the United States cannot be the sole nation acting to hold the perpetrators accountable for their crimes. Uyghurs call on countries around the world to work together against ethno-religious persecution, profiling and cultural genocide.”

https://uhrp.org/press-release/historic-first-uyghur-human-rights-policy-act-becomes-law.html

The Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act of 2020 becomes the first law anywhere in the world to address the human rights crisis in East Turkistan.

With the wall as a backdrop, President Reagan declared to a West Berlin crowd on June 12 1987, “There is one sign the So...
06/12/2020

With the wall as a backdrop, President Reagan declared to a West Berlin crowd on June 12 1987, “There is one sign the Soviets can make that would be unmistakable, that would advance dramatically the cause of freedom and peace. Tear down this wall."

Did you know that there is a firewall in China blocking people from having freedom and knowing the truth about the world and their own oppressors. #teardownthiswall2020

21Wilberforce encourages college-aged students to apply to our 2020 Emerging Leader Cohorthttp://bit.ly/2NvG1Jc
06/12/2020

21Wilberforce encourages college-aged students to apply to our 2020 Emerging Leader Cohort
http://bit.ly/2NvG1Jc

Michael Pack was recently confirmed as the new head of the USAGM, the US Agency for Global Media (formerly the BBG). We ...
06/09/2020

Michael Pack was recently confirmed as the new head of the USAGM, the US Agency for Global Media (formerly the BBG). We encourage Mr. Pack to seize this opportunity to focus on USAGM’s Internet Freedom programs to support opening the internet for those living in closed societies. It is past time to tear down the walls of internet censorship.

06/08/2020

21Wilberforce is accepting applications from college-aged students to participate in our 2020 Emerging Leader Cohort
http://bit.ly/2NvG1Jc

21Wilberforce is accepting applications from college-aged students to participate in our 2020 Emerging Leader Cohorthttp...
06/04/2020

21Wilberforce is accepting applications from college-aged students to participate in our 2020 Emerging Leader Cohort
http://bit.ly/2NvG1Jc

21Wilberforce is accepting applications from college-aged students to participate in our 2020 Emerging Leader Cohort htt...
05/29/2020

21Wilberforce is accepting applications from college-aged students to participate in our 2020 Emerging Leader Cohort
http://bit.ly/2NvG1Jc

21Wilberforce is accepting applications from college-aged students to participate in our 2020 Emerging Leader Cohort  ht...
05/27/2020

21Wilberforce is accepting applications from college-aged students to participate in our 2020 Emerging Leader Cohort http://bit.ly/2NvG1Jc

05/25/2020
Accepting applications until June 15th for the 2020 Emerging Leaders Program http://bit.ly/2NvG1Jc
05/22/2020

Accepting applications until June 15th for the 2020 Emerging Leaders Program http://bit.ly/2NvG1Jc

Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya, a Muslim ethnic minority group, have fled persecution in Myanmar’s Rakhine State, fue...
05/10/2020
Why The Pandemic Is The Right Time To Issue An Atrocity Determination For Rohingya

Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya, a Muslim ethnic minority group, have fled persecution in Myanmar’s Rakhine State, fueling a historic migration crisis.
To galvanize much-needed aid and assistance during COVID-19 the U.S. should issue an atrocity determination.

To galvanize much-needed aid and assistance during COVID-19 the U.S. should issue an atrocity determination.

21st Century Wilberforce Initiative's cover photo
05/10/2020

21st Century Wilberforce Initiative's cover photo

Youcef Nadarkhani was born on April 11, 1977 to Muslim parents in Rasht, Iran. Though not religious as a child, he conve...
05/08/2020
Iran: Pastor Nadarkhani's appeal verdict expected on 11 May

Youcef Nadarkhani was born on April 11, 1977 to Muslim parents in Rasht, Iran. Though not religious as a child, he converted to Christianity at age 19, becoming a member of the Only Jesus Church. He is currently both a member of the evangelical Church of Iran and pastor of a 400-member house church.

The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) has been advocating for his case as a Prisoner of Conscience since 2018.

CSW is a human rights organisation specialising in freedom of religion or belief, and as Christians we stand with all those facing injustice because of their religion or belief.

05/05/2020

During this pandemic those persecuted for their faith or belief are doubly persecuted. Help us defend them. Today is set aside as #GivingTuesdayNow. You can support those most vulnerable by giving at 21Wilberforce.org/give

05/04/2020
USCIRF Releases 2020 Annual Report with Recommendations for U.S. PolicyFinds Both Progress and Backsliding in Religious ...
04/28/2020

USCIRF Releases 2020 Annual Report with Recommendations for U.S. Policy

Finds Both Progress and Backsliding in Religious Freedom Conditions

The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) today released its 2020 Annual Report, documenting significant developments during 2019, including remarkable progress in Sudan and a sharp downward turn in India, and making recommendations to enhance the U.S. government’s promotion of freedom of religion or belief abroad in 2020.

https://bit.ly/2VLkyk4

Grateful for the opportunity to partner with Coptic Solidarity on this initiative.
04/23/2020
Coptic Solidarity

Grateful for the opportunity to partner with Coptic Solidarity on this initiative.

63 NGOs and human rights activists signed this letter to House & Senate foreign relations leadership urging action to secure Ramy Kamel's release. #Free_Ramy 21st Century Wilberforce Initiative - https://tinyurl.com/ybxzrx4y

04/21/2020
Today we remember the millions of Jews and all who were persecuted and murdered during the Holocaust. We take the time t...
04/21/2020

Today we remember the millions of Jews and all who were persecuted and murdered during the Holocaust. We take the time to reflect on this atrocity to ensure that no such horror ever be perpetrated again. #WeRemember

Easter can be a time of special risk for people of faith around the world.  Please pray for God’s protection and blessin...
04/12/2020
Home - 21Wilberforce

Easter can be a time of special risk for people of faith around the world. Please pray for God’s protection and blessing on those meeting together in hostile and restricted nations.

21wilberforce in Action Religious Persecution 75 Years after the HolocaustFebruary 6, 202021Wilberforce Founder and President, Dr. Randel Everett, challenged those attending and watching via livestream yesterday's powerful program, "Religious Persecution 75 Years after the Holocaust" to listen to st...

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21Wilberforce is a human rights organization dedicated to defending people of faith internationally. Our vision is to empower people of faith to collaboratively support persecuted communities, challenge religious repression, and expand religious freedom globally. As global religious freedom advocates, 21Wilberforce equips persecuted groups and their leaders through:

-Policy reforms and prisoner release initiative

-Network mobilization - connecting grassroots to high-level advocacy

-Leadership and advocacy training

-Campaign organizing

-Web based resources and social media tools

We provide practical assistance to groups suffering for their beliefs in hostile context globally with our Speak Freedom Center.

In the 19th century, British parliamentarian William Wilberforce identified the slave trade as the single greatest violation of human rights. Responding to this seemingly impossible challenge, he led a successful abolition movement using a “top-down - bottom-up” strategy featuring: collaborative partnerships, grassroots empowerment, and policy campaigns.

21Wilberforce is employing this powerful model to mobilize faith-based networks to aid embattled believers and advance religious freedom globally.

Sign up to learn more! Read Speak Freedom Alert, the free e-newsletter that gives you facts, insight and practical ways to Take Action.

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May The Lord Bless This Organization and its endeavors. Rev.Vonnie James Acting Chair-Conference of Churches in Grenada President-Grenada Baptist Association
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