Arigatou International launches Global Campaign to Mobilize Religious Leaders to Respond to the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Children

PRESS RELEASE


Tokyo, 6 April 2020

Arigatou International launched today a global campaign titled “Faith in Action for Children” calling on religious leaders and religious communities to increase their actions in response to the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on children. The campaign builds on the important role that faith plays in emergency situations to strengthen resilience, and the crucial contributions of religious leaders to positively influence millions of followers.

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Our Faith Provides Spiritual Support to Our Children during the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Torah teaches us that when children ask their parents, "What is this?" we must be prepared to answer them. Today the world feels upside down and our children understand that things are not normal. This pandemic that we face today is global in nature and impacts everyone. We can reassure them with the information that we have in an age-appropriate way and tell them stories of how previous generations have overcome great difficulties and challenges.

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Our Faith Provides Spiritual Support to Our Children during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Our Faith Provides Spiritual Support to Our Children during the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Torah teaches us that when children ask their parents, "What is this?" we must be prepared to answer them. Today the world feels upside down and our children understand that things are not normal. This pandemic that we face today is global in nature and impacts everyone. We can reassure them with the information that we have in an age-appropriate way and tell them stories of how previous generations have overcome great difficulties and challenges.

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The impact of COVID-19 on children’s physical, emotional, cognitive and spiritual development in South Africa

“True security lies not in the things one has, but in the things we can do without” 

Og. Mandino

The current stay at home and lockdown situation is very complex for everyone, particularly for children. It’s like the two sides of a coin. This is what it is for children: all, irrespective of their situation, are facing a complex time, there are uncertainties and fear about what is happening and its challenges, as this is something that has never happened before.

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