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
-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.
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