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October 30, 2013

Celebrate World Day of Prayer and Action for Children and Universal Children's Day

World Day of Prayer and Action logoThe World Day of Prayer and Action for Children is celebrated on Universal Children's Day (20 November) by secular and faith-based organizations working to end violence against children. The World Day brings people together to pray and act for the well-being of children. Universal Children’s Day also commemorates the adoption of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1989

Celebrate the World Day of Prayer and Action on November 20 or on a Sunday before or after that date.

Ideas for prayer and worship

Ideas for action

Groups working on issues affecting children

About the World Day of Prayer and Action for Children and Universal Children's Day

About the Convention on the Rights of the Child

Because Jesus welcomed children and encouraged us to welcome them in his name;
Jesus lifted up a child as an example of what the realm of God is like;
Therefore we hope for a church where we take seriously our baptismal vow to nurture all children committed to our care;

where we bring good news to all those places where children are in need;

where adults and children alike share in ministry.

We covenant to act so that this vision may be made real for all children, now and in times to come.

Thanks to Sera Chung for working on this post.

Categories: Children, Compassion, Discipleship, Human Rights, Justice, Prayer, United Nations

Tags: children, convention on the rights of the child, universal children's day, world day of prayer and action for children


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