“Millions are living under extreme religious persecution. It is time for the Church in the West to stand with our brothers and sisters suffering for their faith.”

Randel Everett
President & Founder, 21st Century Wilberforce Initiative
Former Executive Director of Texas Baptists


Faith leaders across Texas join to raise awareness for religious minorities across the globe facing persecution. Join Speak Freedom Texas – A state-wide invitation to churches to stand with people living in countries suffering conflict, religious persecution and as a result horrific humanitarian crisis. We have provided resources for churches to download from this website to help your church get involved.

“It’s good to be free! Religious Liberty is especially good to those of us who believe in and follow Jesus. Our Texas Baptist family stands united with our brothers and sisters around the world who do not, yet, know the joy of religious freedom. Thank you 21Wilberforce for being a voice for the voiceless. BGCT is with you and for you! We are pleased to partner again this year for Speak Freedom Texas.”

David Hardage
Executive Director, Executive Leadership
Texas Baptists

21st Century Wilberforce Initiative


DBU Students Speak Out
With three-quarters of people in the world living under religious persecution and discrimination, we challenge you and your church to stand with those impacted by international religious persecution. We invite you and your church to join us on November 3, 2019.

Persecution Testimonials  | Speak Freedom Texas

Arit’s Story of Persecution
On May 7, 2014, Boko Haram swept through her small village in Adamawa State in northeastern Nigeria, killing 22 people. Arit (name changed to protect identity) along with other survivors, believed Boko Haram would not return and that the situation would improve. However, in June, …

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It’s more important than ever to come together and support those persecuted for their faith around the world.

Church Toolkit | Speak Freedom Texas


Rally your congregation. Celebrate Sunday, November 3 as a day of solidarity with the religiously-persecuted. Pray for the persecuted, show a video, use our lesson plans and/or give a sermon on the topic.

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Advocacy Toolkit | Speak Freedom Texas


This toolkit will provide your team with information to write to your congressperson, plan local congressional visits, and ways to build champions for international religious freedom. 

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Social Media | Speak Freedom Texas


In our social media, join us in using the hashtag #SpeakfreedomTexas. Others across the great state of Texas will be using the hashtag at their events and getting the news out that Texas stands for freedom of religion.

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Correspondence | Speak Freedom Texas


In honor of Speak Freedom Texas on November 3, individuals and churches are joining us in sending a letter to Congress explaining why they support international religious freedom.

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Country Data  | Speak Freedom Texas


These Factsheets offer detailed information about religious persecution and discrimination and the government stats, country by country, and are available to download and to use in educating others.

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#REDWEDNESDAY | Speak Freedom Texas


On November 21, 2018, many around the world are partnering together to wear red and to floodlight their buildings and homes in red in order to build awareness about the reality about global religious persecution.

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Sign up to receive weekly Speak Freedom A!ert E-Newsletter with stories about those persecuted for their faith.

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