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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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مجلس الكنائس العالمي وصندوق الأمم المتحدة للطفولة يعززان تعاونهما من أجل حماية الأطفال ورعايتهم

مجلس الكنائس العالمي وصندوق الأمم المتحدة للطفولة يعززان تعاونهما من أجل حماية الأطفال ورعايتهم

خلال اجتماع بتاريخ 19 يناير / كانون الثاني، تعهّد مجلس الكنائس العالمي وصندوق الأمم المتحدة للطفولة (اليونيسيف) بتعزيز التعاون بينهما وكذلك البحث في وضع مشاريع مشتركة من أجل حماية الأطفال ورعايتهم.

WCC, UNICEF deepen collaboration to protect and provide for children

WCC, UNICEF deepen collaboration to protect and provide for children

At a meeting on 19 January, the World Council of Churches (WCC) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) pledged to not only deepen their existing collaboration but also explore even more joint projects to protect and provide for children.

Kenyan child’s drawing proclaims ”Christ is born”, as WCC sends Christmas greetings

Kenyan child’s drawing proclaims ”Christ is born”, as WCC sends Christmas greetings

“Christ is born” declares a drawing by Kenyan schoolboy Richard Ochieng, whose work is featured on the WCC’s Christmas card this year.

In Nigeria, WCC workshops focus on human rights

In Nigeria, WCC workshops focus on human rights

In many ways, the World Council of Churches (WCC) pilgrimage of justice and peace hinges on protecting, advocating, and educating people about human rights. In Nigeria, a series of workshops in November promoted human rights across a number of WCC programme areas, including the Churches’ Commitments to Children, preventing gender-based violence, and engaging with the United Nations human rights system.

WCC invites heartfelt participation in World Children’s Day

WCC invites heartfelt participation in World Children’s Day

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 develops digital map for Churches’ Commitments to Children

WCC develops digital map for Churches’ Commitments to Children

The World Council of Churches (WCC) has developed a platform to facilitate networking and collaboration among churches and partners in the implementation of the Churches' Commitments to Children. The digital map portrays and links the efforts of churches and partners involved in efforts to improve children’s lives.

What is done for children, impacts all community

What is done for children, impacts all community

Churches can make a huge difference in children’s lives and therefore improve the whole community, strongly believes Frederique Seidel, World Council of Churches (WCC) special advisor on children’s rights. To help the churches in their efforts in improving the wellbeing of children, WCC has published this year the invitation and resource for churches, “Churches’ Commitments to Children”.

Geneva event focuses on ending violence against children

Geneva event focuses on ending violence against children

Participating in a new World Vision campaign called “It takes a World to End Violence against Children,” World Council of Churches (WCC) deputy general secretary Prof. Dr Isabel Apawo Phiri spoke at a Geneva-based event on 13 June, reflecting that churches and organizations working together can prevent and address “a tragic reality.”

WCC condemns terror attack on evacuees in Syria

WCC condemns terror attack on evacuees in Syria

The World Council of Churches strongly condemns the car bomb attack on evacuees in Aleppo on 15th April, in which at about 100 people are believed killed, many of them children.

Churches can do more to protect children

Churches can do more to protect children

Taking a major step towards church involvement in children’s wellbeing, the World Council of Churches (WCC) has recently published “Churches’ Commitments to Children”, an open invitation to WCC member churches and partners to address the needs of children as an integral part of the ecumenical commitment to the pilgrimage of justice and peace.