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The 21st Century Wilberforce Initiative hosts and participates in a range of conferences, panels and events designed to enhance knowledge, build understanding, and provide valuable resources about religious freedom issues. In addition, we feature select events around the globe focused on religious freedom.  If you would like your event listed below, please send an e-mail to with the details.

REstoring hope in iraq for persecuted christians and other religious minorities

December 7, 2016

The Westminster Institute in McLean, VA will host this special eyewitness briefing.  Father Benoka and Sister Diana will share personal stories of ISIS' campagin throughout their homeland.  They will speak about the future of Christianity and other religious minorities in Iraq, the current humanitarian crisis, and what the urgent needs are to support the population.  To register, click here.

Genocide and isis: civilians at risk

December 8, 2016

21CWI Distinguished Senior Fellow Frank Wolf will be a panelist at this Holocaust Museum special event.

Since the summer of 2014, the self-proclaimed Islamic State, or ISIS, has carried out a violent campaign against civilians in Nineva province in northern Iraq, home to many of Iraq’s ethnic and religious minorities. These actions have decimated millennia-old communities and irrevocably torn the social fabric of the once-diverse region. The United States government has determined that the ongoing violence constitutes genocide. Join us for a conversation about what the genocide determination means now and what can be done for civilians in Iraq.

Other Speakers include:
Pari Ibrahim, Executive Director, Free Yezidi Foundation
Youhanna Yousif Toma Posa,  human rights advocate, Hammurabi Human Rights Organization

Follow the conversation on social media using @CPG_USHMM and #iraqcrisis.  For tickets or more information, click here.


December 23, 2016
Limited release in theaters across the United States in December, full release January 2017.  To find a theater near you, click here.

In the seventeenth century, two Jesuit priests face violence and persecution when they travel to Japan to locate their mentor and propagate Christianity.

The 21st Century Wilberforce Initiative is empowering a global movement to advance religious freedom as a universal right through advocacy, capacity building and technology.