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WCC’s engagement for children

The World Council of Churches is working to improve children's well-being through a variety of projects at local, national and global levels. Being present – and often the gathering point – in rural and urban communities, churches have a unique position to influence society at all levels, from parents and school teachers to decision-makers in public and private sectors.

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It is confirmation season in Greenland. In churches across the country, bench rows are decorated with flowers and candles along the aisle. Joy is in the air and it is time for a vast majority of 14-year-olds to have their Christian baptism confirmed.

WCC moderator and general secretary focus on Child Rights

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Dr Agnes Abuom, moderator of the World Council of Churches (WCC) Central Committee, offered opening remarks at the WCC Executive Committee meeting convening at the Bossey Ecumenical Institute from 22-28 May.

Workshop in Jamaica focuses on human rights

Workshop in Jamaica focuses on human rights

The World Council of Churches, working with the Jamaica Council of Churches and Caribbean and North America Council for Mission, offered a training in Jamaica to help people cope with violence against children, particularly sexual violence, gang-related violence, and gun violence.

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Faith communities are both ‘first and last responders’ for children on the move, says UNICEF adviser

Because faith communities that work closely with the UN children’s agency are deeply involved with young people on the move, they can play a crucial role in applying the global compacts on safe migration and refugees.

WCC climate justice project selected as finalist for Keeling Curve Prize

WCC climate justice project selected as finalist for Keeling Curve Prize

The World Council of Churches intergenerational climate justice project has been shortlisted as a finalist for the Keeling Curve Prize, a recognition for initiatives that offer solutions to reduce global warming.

Coming soon: WCC puppet show helps children everywhere learn about their rights

Coming soon: WCC puppet show helps children everywhere learn about their rights

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Church in Bali empowers youth to break cycle of poverty

Church in Bali empowers youth to break cycle of poverty

Behind Bali’s luxury hotels, sandy beaches and lush landscapes pampering tourists from all around the world, one finds a heartbreaking poverty, and its most vulnerable victims are children.

Agreement works toward food security in South Sudan

Agreement works toward food security in South Sudan

The South Sudan Council of Churches, United Nations World Food Programme, and UNICEF have signed an agreement to work in partnership towards peace building to realize food security.

WCC member churches join “End Violence in Schools” campaign

WCC member churches join “End Violence in Schools” campaign

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#WCC70: Children in the Ecumenical Movement

#WCC70: Children in the Ecumenical Movement

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