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Call to churches to defend and protect children

Decision of the Central Committee, Geneva, 12-20 September 1996.

20 September 1996

Responding to the dramatic and violent situation in which millions of children around the world live, and the urgent request from children for the churches' commitment and spiritual leadership in the search for solutions to their problems, on recommendation of the Unit IV Committee, the Central Committee

... calls on member churches and related agencies to continue to mobilize their human, moral and material resources to defend and protect the life and integrity of children; and

... requests Unit IV to continue supporting advocacy work and networking for the rights of children with the direct involvement of children's organizations around the world.