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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.

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In Uruguay, hope glimmers for children despite violence in Barrio Borro

In Uruguay, hope glimmers for children despite violence in Barrio Borro

“What?! You are going to the Barrio Borro? Sorry, I can’t drive you there, and no other taxi driver will do that for you.” “It is too dangerous to go there.” These were the reactions Frederique Seidel heard when she revealed her intention to visit the Obra Ecumenica Barrio Borro, or Ecumenical Support Project (Borro District) in Uruguay.

Youth and children in focus, as WCC prepares to pray for peace in Israel and Palestine

Youth and children in focus, as WCC prepares to pray for peace in Israel and Palestine

The World Council of Churches invites member churches, faith-based communities, and civil society organizations around the world to join together for a week of prayer for just peace for all in Palestine and Israel on 16-23 September 2018.

WCC-UNICEF partnership vital for children in Tanzania

WCC-UNICEF partnership vital for children in Tanzania

At the Conference on World Mission and Evangelism, held in Tanzania in March, WCC communications interviewed Rene van Dongen, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Deputy Representative. Van Dongen spoke about Churches’ Commitments to Children, which is now supported by more than 200 churches and partners worldwide. The initiative was created when the WCC and UNICEF facilitated a broad consultative process around the question ‘How can churches use their influence to improve children’s lives?’

A call for information: church projects helping children on the move

A call for information: church projects helping children on the move

WHAT: A Global Church Partners Forum on “Children on the Move,” including refugees as well forcibly displaced children and adolescents. The forum will provide a platform for a diverse group of Christian faith-based organisations to reflect on how they are helping to end violence against children on the move.

In Africa, support for children’s rights is building

In Africa, support for children’s rights is building

Masimba Kuchera, a commissioner for the World Council of Churches (WCC) Commission of the Churches on International Affairs, introduced the initiative “Churches’ Commitments to Children” before the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child in Mali on 28 April.

UN agencies, NGOs, and WCC join at UN to end violence against children

UN agencies, NGOs, and WCC join at UN to end violence against children

Representatives of UN agencies such as the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organization have spoken of how religious communities and churches can play a key part in ending violence in early childhood.

Tveit speaks on Partnership to End Violence Against Children

Tveit speaks on Partnership to End Violence Against Children

Speaking in Stockholm, Sweden, on 14-15 February, WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit addressed the End Violence Solutions Summit, part of the Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children. “On behalf of the WCC, I am very pleased to announce that we commit to supporting our 348 member churches in their efforts to prevent and respond to violence against children," said Tveit.

الدكتور "تفايت" يتكلم عن الشراكة من أجل وضع حدّ للعنف ضد الأطفال

الدكتور "تفايت" يتكلم عن الشراكة من أجل وضع حدّ للعنف ضد الأطفال

شارك الدكتور القسّ "أولاف فيكس تفايت" أمين عام مجلس الكنائس العالمي، بكلمة خلال يومي 14-15 فبراير/شباط في القمة العالمية الخاصة بإيجاد حلول من أجل وضع حدّ للعنف والمنعقدة في العاصمة السويدية "ستوكهولم" كجزء من الشراكة العالمية لوضع حدّ للعنف ضد الأطفال.

Tveit: Beyond national borders, we are one humanity

Tveit: Beyond national borders, we are one humanity

Speaking at a reception hosted by UNICEF on 22 January, World Council of Churches general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit offered an ecumenical vision on migration, inclusion and justice.

الدكتور "تفايت": خارج الحدود الوطنية، نحن نشكل إنسانية واحدة

الدكتور "تفايت": خارج الحدود الوطنية، نحن نشكل إنسانية واحدة

خلال حفل استقبال في مقر اليونيسيف في مدينة نيويورك يوم 22 يناير/كانون الثاني، قدّم الدكتور/ القسّ "أولاف تفايت فيكس" نظرته المسكونية بشأن الهجرة والاندماج والعدل.