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Tuesday, March 27, 2018

21Wilberforce was shocked and saddened at the sudden death of Chinese human rights defender Dr. Li Baiguang. Dr. Li has been a long-time friend and a stalwart voice for religious freedom in China. His untimely death is shrouded in suspicion.

Dr. Li died shortly after re...

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Here at 21Wilberforce, we were touched by a recent visit of concerned leaders who compelled us to raise Pastor Brunson’s case once again to ask for your continued action and prayers. The increasing urgency of Pastor Brunson’s situation is clear: He is sinking under the...

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Terrorists continue to attack northern Nigeria, and Christians are in the crosshairs. During the evening hours of February 19, Boko Haram raided the Government Girls Science and Technical School in the rural community of Dapchi in Yobe state, kidnapping 110 young women...

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Every four years, over 17 days, the Winter Olympics captures our attention as thousands of hours of programming plays on broadcast and cable channels around the world. This year, South Korea is hosting the XXIII Olympic Winter Games, its first-ever Winter Olympics, wit...

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

The shattered innocence of childhood is among the most devastating and enduring wounds inflicted on communities embroiled in conflict. Children remain the world’s most vulnerable victims of religious intolerance, wars, and famines. In the past three years, the 21Wilber...

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

“Just stand with us, be a voice for us, and stand for us when we are in pain.” That is the call to the American church from Benita,* a Christian woman from India who has been persecuted for her faith.

On Thursday, Open Doors released its annual World Watch List. The lis...

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

In a press statement released last week, the State Department announced it has re-designated Burma, China, Eritrea, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, Saudi Arabia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan as Countries of Particular Concern under the 1998 International Religious...

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

From China to Cuba, international religious freedom (IRF) violations have remained a pressing concern throughout 2017. Here are the five most important IRF stories of this year.

1. A Three-Year Trend Reversed: Rising Religious Freedom Restrictions. In April, the Pew Res...

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Tomorrow, people around the world will “wear red, light red” and post pictures on social media. It is a simple way that individuals, churches, or any faith or community group can raise awareness about global persecution. Awareness is crucial if people who suffer for th...

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

India, a land of deep religious significance, is the birthplace of Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism. This rapidly developing nation of 1.3 billion people – where mobile phones outnumber public restrooms and cattle are found meandering down busy streets – faces...

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Last week, the International Religious Freedom Roundtable co-chairs Greg Mitchell and Chris Seiple presented the 2017 Thomas Jefferson International Religious Freedom Champion award to Rep. Chris Smith (R – NJ) and Ambassador Rabbi David Saperstein. This award is besto...