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WCC invites heartfelt participation in World Children’s Day

WCC invites heartfelt participation in World Children’s Day

WCC-EAPPI/E.Kilchherr

08 November 2017

Celebrations with children will take place around the world on 20 November for World Children’s Day, and the World Council of Churches (WCC) is inviting all to join.

WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit encouraged WCC members and friends to find creative ways to allow children’s voices to be heard.

“This will be a day for children, by children,” said Tveit. “As we ensure their care, safety and human rights, we also work to preserve a sustainable world in which we all, regardless of age, can lead a full life.”

Through resources and events, the WCC is encouraging churches to connect with their communities to celebrate the gifts of future generations while shining a light on their most pressing challenges.

Children’s Day will enhance and augment efforts already underway by churches to improve the wellbeing of children through the WCC initiative “Churches’ Commitments to Children”.

 

Details about World Children’s Day activities and resources

WCC’s engagement for children