Commemorating 20 Years of Interfaith Cooperation for Children


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Welcome to celebrate this unique journey that brought GNRC to an active network in 55 countries, made up of faith-inspired organizations, religious communities, and passionate volunteers, committed to securing the rights and well-being of children.

A video of this 20-year journey will be launched in this session, highlighting some of the results achieved in these 20 years, reflect on the future endeavors of the network, and re-imagine a reinvigorated path for the creation of new partnerships and interfaith collaborations.


  • Ms Silvia Mazzarelli, GNRC Coordinator for Latin America and the Caribbean, Arigatou International

Introductory Remarks:

  • Mr. Kul Gautam, Chair Advisory Group, Arigatou International

Message from Rev. Keishi Miyamoto:

  • Read by Dr. Mustafa Y. Ali, Secretary General Global Network of Religions for Children (GNRC), Arigatou International

Launch of video of 20th Anniversary


  • Ms. Mercedes Román, Advisor for GNRC Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Sheikh Ibrahim Lethome, Secretary General, Centre for Sustainable Conflict Resolution
  • Father Abdo Raad, Coordinator GNRC Lebanon 
  • Dr. Vinya Ariyaratne, President, Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement, and Coordinator GNRC Sri Lanka
  • Ms. Ismeta Begic, President Mozaik and GNRC Coordinator, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Invitation to the participants to stay online for the roundtable discussion “Catalyzing the Panama Commitments into Action”

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Wednesday 18, November 2020, at 13:30-14:00 GMT / 14:30-15:00 CET

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