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Behind each of our foundational strategies lies one common element: fervent prayer. It changes hearts and impacts lives for the persecuted around the world.

Praying for the Persecuted

21Wilberforce staff and board members are praying that you will become an intercessor on behalf of the persecuted worldwide. We also ask that you pray for us as we advocate for oppressed peoples.

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Glossary of Terms

IDP - Internally Displaced Person. IDPs have not crossed an international border to find refuge, but have remained inside their home countries.

Refugees - People who have been forced to leave their country in order to escape war, persecution or disaster.

NGO - Non-Governmental Organization. An NGO is an organization that is not a part of a government or a conventional non-profit business. Usually set up by concerned citizens, NGOs may be funded by governments, foundations, businesses, or private persons.

Persecution - The systematic inflicting of suffering, harassment, isolation, imprisonment, internment, fear or pain of an individual or group by another individual or group.



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