One Free World International (OFWI) is an international human rights organization based in Toronto, Canada, that focuses on the rights of religious minorities around the world and promotes tolerance, understanding and respect for diverse religious beliefs.
OFWI believes that, along with the right to life, religious freedom and freedom of conscience are the first and most fundamental of human rights. The ability to believe (or to choose not to believe) in something beyond our material existence, in accordance with our individual conscience, and to manifest that belief in practices and observances is one of the most essential distinguishing characteristics of the human race. Thus, persecution of people for their beliefs or coercing others into adopting, changing, or denying their beliefs denies the very humanity of the person who is thus violated.
As a result, OFWI promotes awareness of human rights abuses and comes to the aid of those who are suffering because of their religious beliefs or expression. OFWI’s activities include advocacy, awareness campaigns, seminars, research, fact-finding, expert testimony, and practical assistance, among others. OFWI advocates on behalf of religious freedom before governments, courts, and international and multinational human rights bodies. It also pursues dialogue with government officials and policy-makers with the aim of promoting changes in policy toward violators to ensure that they will not be able to enjoy impunity for their actions.
Our primary focus is on combating the persecution of Christians and anti-semitism and we assist all those whose religious freedom is threatened, regardless of their beliefs. OFWI is based on and guided in its work by Christian principles. It does not endorse the religious beliefs of those on behalf of whom it advocates, but is uncompromising about promoting their right to hold and exercise those beliefs. OFWI’s goal is a world in which people are free to choose, retain, change, and express their religious or non-religious belief system in accordance with their conscience, without fear and with full equality and dignity, while fully respecting the corresponding rights of others.
One Free World International is a voice for the voiceless to ensure that justice will prevail and the dream of a world where all are free and equal would be realized.