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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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WCC reiterates firm commitment to protecting and nurturing children

WCC reiterates firm commitment to protecting and nurturing children

During a consortium focusing on nurturing values and spirituality in early childhood, World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit reiterated the WCC’s firm commitment to protecting children. His message was read by Prof. Dr Isabel Apawo Phiri, WCC deputy general secretary.

WCC statement reflects on 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child

WCC statement reflects on 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child

The World Council of Churches Executive Committee, in a statement, observed the 30th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC).

WCC, UNICEF celebrate commitment of churches to children

WCC, UNICEF celebrate commitment of churches to children

“Churches can help respond to the urgent demands of the children who march in the streets for our planet,” said moderator of the World Council of Churches (WCC) Central Committee, Dr Agnes Abuom, during the Executive Committee celebratory break marking the 30th anniversary of the Convention of the Rights of the Child.

New study illuminates children’s rights, hopes and burdens

New study illuminates children’s rights, hopes and burdens

World Council of Churches general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit reflected on the 19 November launch of “Faith and Children’s Rights: A Multi-Religious Study on the Convention on the Rights of the Child,” a new report developed by Arigatou International in collaboration with several partner organizations and advocates.

Thailand consultation highlights need to combat sexual abuse and exploitation of children

Thailand consultation highlights need to combat sexual abuse and exploitation of children

A consultation jointly organized by the Christian Conference of Asia and the World Council of Churches (WCC) in Chiang Mai, Thailand has reiterated the need to combat sexual abuse and exploitation of children. About 40 child rights activists and representatives of churches as well as organizations working on the rights and dignity of children from various countries and regions across Asia committed to sensitize churches in Asia to be engaged in child rights advocacy.

Workshops support African churches in fighting sexual abuse and exploitation of children

Workshops support African churches in fighting sexual abuse and exploitation of children

Two workshops in Nigeria and Tanzania organized by local church councils in collaboration with the World Council of Churches (WCC), All Africa Conference of Churches, and UNICEF consolidated the partnership on ending sexual violence against children.

UN Convention on the Rights of the Child observes 30th anniversary

UN Convention on the Rights of the Child observes 30th anniversary

The World Council of Churches (WCC) is making available resources to help the WCC fellowship celebrate the 30th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, a human rights treaty which sets out the civil, political, economic, social, health and cultural rights of children.

WCC launches English version of puppet show for youngsters

WCC launches English version of puppet show for youngsters

Today, the World Council of Churches (WCC) has made available online the English version of a puppet show, "Children on board – WCC - We Care about Children", that explains the work of the WCC to children.

WCC general secretary: “Children need a reconciled world”

WCC general secretary: “Children need a reconciled world”

World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit spoke as part of a panel at a commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of a Child (CRC). The event was held at the Ford Foundation on 15 July.

WCC climate justice project wins Keeling Curve Prize

WCC climate justice project wins Keeling Curve Prize

On 28 June, a World Council of Churches (WCC) intergenerational climate justice project was awarded the Keeling Curve Prize, a recognition for initiatives that offer solutions to reduce global warming. The WCC project supports adolescents engaging in climate justice through church-run schools, Sunday schools, and summer camps. The project stems from Churches’ Commitments to Children, a partnership between the WCC and UNICEF.