A Arigatou International e os seus parceiros estao organizando uma Oração Interreligiosa com Crianças durante a Pandemia do COVID-19

COMUNICADO DE IMPRENSA

Tóquio, 21 de abril de 2020

Arigatou International e sua Rede Global de Religiões a Favor da Infância, juntamente com várias organizações religiosas e inter-religiosas, estão organizando uma Oração Inter-Religiosa ao Vivo com Crianças na quarta-feira, 22 de abril, às 08.00 EST / 14.00 CET. A oração será transmitida ao vivo no YouTube e no Facebook.

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A Plea for Our Children by Dr. Katherine Marshall

In this time of global crisis, my heart aches above all else for the disrupted lives of children. Children who live in safety with loving families will face uncertainties and confinement, but with the ebullience and hope that are gifts that children give us and, we trust, we give them, they may thrive and take lessons of pain and happiness from the experience that will endure through their lives. 

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

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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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Arigatou International y su Red Global de Religiones a favor de la Niñez junto con sus Socios, organizan una Oración Interreligiosa durante la Pandemia de COVID-19

COMUNICADO DE PRENSA

Tokio, 21 de abril de 2020

Arigatou International y su Red Global de Religiones a favor de la Niñez, junto con varias organizaciones religiosas e interreligiosas, organizan una oración interreligiosa en vivo con niños y niñas, este miércoles 22 de abril a las 08.00 EST / 14.00 CET. La oración será transmitida en vivo a través de YouTube y Facebook.

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COVID-19 and Its Impact on Vulnerable Families and Communities

The COVID-19 pandemic has engulfed the world over the past four months spreading across 177 countries worldwide. As we prepare to face the unprecedented challenges, it is important to acknowledge the emotional weight and multiple realities faced by many communities as a result of this pandemic. It is almost difficult to comprehend some of the experiences individuals, families, children and their communities face during this crisis. While some may worry about adapting to new routines within a confined space, there are others who worry about access to basic needs such as food and healthcare during periods of lockdowns/curfews.

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COVID-19 en los países del Sur: Necesidad urgente de redes de seguridad para familias de bajos ingresos para evitar un aumento de la pobreza infantil

Además del impacto inmediato del COVID-19 en la salud pública, es muy probable que la pandemia tenga amplias repercusiones económicas. Muchos países han tomado medidas para limitar o prevenir las interacciones sociales mediante la implementación de toques de queda, bloqueos y restricciones de circulación. Estos han impactado negativamente en los hogares de escasos recursos que dependen de ingresos diarios para satisfacer sus necesidades básicas.

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COVID-19 in the Global South: Urgent Need for Safety Nets for Low Income Families to Stem an Increase in Child Poverty

Apart from its immediate public health impact, the COVID-19 pandemic is likely to have wide-reaching economic implications. Many countries have taken measures to limit or prevent social interactions through the implementation of curfews, lockdowns, and restrictions to movement. These have negatively impacted poor households which depend on daily income to meet their basic needs.

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COVID-19 y el Impacto en las Familias y Comunidades Vulnerables

La pandemia del COVID-19 ha sumergido al mundo durante los últimos cuatro meses, extendiéndose a 177 países en todo el mundo. Mientras nos preparamos para enfrentar estos desafíos sin precedentes, es importante reconocer la carga emocional y las múltiples realidades que enfrentan muchas comunidades como resultado de esta pandemia. A veces es difícil comprender algunas de las experiencias que enfrentan los individuos, las familias, los niños, niñas y sus comunidades durante esta crisis. Si bien algunos pueden preocuparse por adaptarse a las nuevas rutinas dentro de un espacio confinado, hay otros que se preocupan por el acceso a las necesidades básicas, como alimentos y atención médica, durante los períodos de confinamiento/toque de queda.

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COVID-19’s Challenges to Us as People of Faith By Esther Lehmann-Sow

 

While I am a passionate follower of Jesus Christ, my life and friendship with many people of other faiths has taught me that while we may not share beliefs, our shared humanity and respect for the way faith shapes our lives allows us to join hands in serving vulnerable children across religious boundaries.

But what does that mean in a time like this, when a pandemic is shaking people’s lives and, for some, their foundations and faith? Do we, as people of faith, have a particular role to play?

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Interrumpir la pandemia: ¡Ciencia, sociedad y solidaridad!

La interrupción de la pandemia del COVID 19 solo será posible si la ciencia, la sociedad y un espíritu de solidaridad nos mueven a reflexionar y actuar. Como ciudadanos globales y miembros de nuestra fe en nuestras comunidades locales, tenemos una responsabilidad con nuestra gente. Debemos promover activamente y abogar por la solidaridad.

Dr. Kezevino Aram, Presidente, Shanti Ashram. Vice-Presidente Grupo Asesor de Arigatou International 

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Let's Create a Kinder and Caring World

Let's Create a Kinder and Caring World

The whole human race is facing the threat of COVID-19. This threat is not only faced by a particular community or ethnicity, therefore COVID-19 teaches us that we all belong to one human race and are not different. It is important to understand the underlying message of this pandemic which is to work as a community in solidarity.

galkande

This disease was not purposely inflicted by one person or one country and therefore we must avoid discriminating people or countries that have suffered the consequence of COVID-19. If we continue to discriminated affected people, those who are affected will not reveal their condition and seek help due to fear.

The repercussion of COVID-19 questions our way of life as we have been running a race and we never took the opportunity to reflect on the way of life. We lived in constant competition and only calculated wealth but we never considered the damage done to the Environment through pollution and exploitation. Our Religions encourage us to live a simple life, therefore we must return to these values and explore a new model of development.

Almost all countries have mentioned that they do not have enough of hospitals and beds to treat COVID-19 but these countries have enough of arms and weapons. They have invested so much money on arms and weapons but not on hospitals because of greediness, competition and mistrust. This pandemic has revealed that we must create a world and future where people love, care and trust each other.

Let us try to understand the underlying message of Coronavirus which is to create a kinder and caring world.

By Ven. Galkande Dhammananda Thero

Executive Director, Walpola Rahaula Institute for Buddhist Studies

Member of the Global Network of Religions for Children, Sri Lanka

 

 

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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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Putting children's wellbeing first during the COVID-19 Pandemic

In recent days an apprehensive world has been coming to terms with an unprecedented global pandemic. Many souls are perplexed and dismayed, unsure of what will be. Yet seldom has it been more evident that society’s collective strength is dependent on the unity it can manifest in action, from the international stage to the grassroots. 

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Putting children's wellbeing first during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Putting children's wellbeing first during the COVID-19 Pandemic

In recent days an apprehensive world has been coming to terms with an unprecedented global pandemic. Many souls are perplexed and dismayed, unsure of what will be. Yet seldom has it been more evident that society’s collective strength is dependent on the unity it can manifest in action, from the international stage to the grassroots. 

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Schools' Role in Supporting Parents during the COVID-19 Lockdown - An Experience from India

The situation that we find ourselves in because of Covid-19 is unprecedented. It has had a huge impact on the lives of families – both children and caregivers. There has been an uproar that children are suddenly out of school and that they are missing out so much. And many schools have come forward to continue teaching the children through online classes, projects etc. I would like to share the example of my son’s school which is a Montessori school based in Chennai, India.

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Supporting Children's Education during COVID-19 - A perspective from Sri Lanka

“Children are great imitators. So give them something great to imitate”

Anonymous

Since I deal with many children on a daily basis I write this article from the perspective of a pre-school teacher. 

The Corona virus disease (Covid-19) has an impact in everyone’s life around the world. School closure, social distancing and working on line has now become common and may become the norm of the future.

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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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