Date & Time:
Friday, November 18, 2022 - 4:30am to 6:15am
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18 November - Special Event Live Stream
The International Consortium on Nurturing Values and Spirituality in Early Childhood for the Prevention of Violence is pleased to invite you to the launch of its toolkit: “Nurturing the Spiritual Development of Children in the Early Years — A Contribution to the Protection of Children from Violence and the Promotion of Their Holistic Well-Being”.
*Endorsed by the Early Childhood Peace Consortium (ECPC), the Toolkit aims to help equip faith actors to engage actively in the protection of children from violence in early childhood and the promotion of children’s holistic well-being by supporting parents, caregivers, educators and communities to nurture children’s spiritual development and take an active role in addressing violence in early childhood.
Opening remarks by:
- Rev. Keishi Miyamoto — President, Arigatou International
- Dr. Rima Salah — Chair, Early Childhood Peace Consortium (ECPC); Assistant Clinical Professor, Yale Child Study Center; Former Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations
- Dr. Najat Maalla M’jid — Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General on Violence against Children; Member Early Childhood Peace Consortium (ECPC)
18 November 2022
10:30 - 12:15 CET
Live-streamed from Rome, Italy
Today, more than ever, the spiritual needs of children cannot remain an unaddressed aspect of child development.
This Toolkit is an invitation to be part of this movement and to continue taking action together to further invest in the spiritual development of children and to address violence against children in all its forms.
The toolkit will be launched during the symposium on Protecting Children’s Dignity! A call to action for Children on the Move, which will take place on 17-18 November 2022 in Rome, Italy.
*Disclaimer: “Endorsement from the Early Childhood Peace Consortium does not reflect the views of its member organizations.”
17-18 November - Live Stream Symposium
The World Day of Prayer and Action for Children 2022
The symposium is organized in the framework of the World Day of Prayer and Action for Children led this year by Arigatou International and UNICEF and hosted by the Pontifical Gregorian University. Learn more.
►READ the press release: Interfaith Gathering in Rome for World Day of Prayer and Action for Children 2022
About the International Consortium on Nurturing Values and Spirituality in Early Childhood for the Protection of Children from Violence
The Consortium, convened by Arigatou International, brings together civil society and faith-based organizations, religious communities, multilateral organizations, academia, and individual experts.
The Consortium aims to foster collaboration, share good practices, and develop evidence-based and innovative approaches to integrate values-based education and spirituality in early childhood for the protection of children from violence and the promotion of their holistic well-being. Learn more.