All With Children Articles

As 84% of the world’s population has a religious affiliation, religious communities play a decisive role in the promotion and protection of children’s rights, and there is great potential for collaboration with other partners. They are key allies in addressing some of the most pressing issues that affect children today.

Religious leaders and faith-based organizations are in a unique position to champion children’s rights, asserting their moral authority to make a difference in children’s lives. They command extraordinary influence and often serve as role models of compassion, solidarity and justice. They help to bridge differences, foster dialogue, and influence positive social and behavioral change. They are also uniquely positioned to help communities address social norms that are detrimental to children’s development and respect for their human dignity.


How can the tenets of your religion help fostering children's well-being and contribute to end violence against children?


Dr. Anantanand Rambachan
Professor of Religion, St. Olaf College, Minnesota

Sheikh Ibrahim Lethome
Chair of the BRAVE Reference Committee, and Legal Adviser to the Supreme Court of Kenya

Dr. Brinder Singh Mahon Obe
Chief Executive of Nishkam Schools Trust


What is the relevance of the Convention on the Rights of the Child for religious communities?


Rabbi Diana Gerson
Associate Executive Vice President of the New York Board of Rabbis

Ms. Bani Dugal
Principal Representative of the Baha’i International Community to the United Nations.


On the 30th Anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child what are the main challenges children still face in your communities? How can they be overcome?


Archbishop Dr. Felix Machado
Archbishop-Bishop of the diocese of Vasai, India and Chairperson for Office of Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs of Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences; and President of the Western Region Bishops’ Council

Participation is intrinsically related to empowerment. Without genuine empowerment, participation can quickly become tokenism or a way to maintain power relations; similarly without meani…

We reaffirm the moral imperative to protect children from harm, as enshrined and protected in the teachings of all of the world’s religious and spiritual communities and in the United Na…

The Convention establishes that States parties have the obligation to take specific measures for the development of children according to their evolving capacities (art. 5), abilities (art…

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