News & Updates
Spring Newsletter 2010
DEAR FRIEND IN CHILD HONOURING,
You are invited to become a Signatory in a campaign of global importance.
We have become increasingly alarmed by the prevalence of violence against children worldwide.
The Children & Nonviolence Initiative of the Centre for Child Honouring provides a focal point for faith leaders to express their commitment to honouring the dignity of children.
We believe the times provide an opportunity for a new religious moment, in which the public and the world's spiritual leaders act in concert in honour of the world's young. This could profoundly impact human behaviour for generations.
*We invite all citizens to sign the PLEA TO FAITH LEADERS and send it to their community faith leader and to the leader of your religion or faith tradition.
The PLEA calls on faith leaders to sign a PROCLAMATIONin a show of unity.
*We invite all faith leaders to sign the PROCLAMATION.
We trust that a such a massive outpouring of public and religious support for would:
a) have significantly beneficial impacts on behaviour in families, communities, schools and institutions worldwide, and
b) bring renewed awareness and support for implementing the articles of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
This outpouring could also spark a historic multi-faith decree upholding the sanctity of the child and urging an end to the elimination of physical, mental and emotional violence against children. Such a new religious moment would be a vital step forward towards a new era of peace with and for our young.
Please sign the Plea, or the Proclamation
We would very much appreciate your sharing of this letter and attachments
with all in your networks.
CENTRE FOR CHILD HONOURING
Raffi Cavoukian, C.M., O.B.C., founder and chair
Advisory Council members:
Very Rev. Dr. Bill Phipps, former moderator, United Church of Canada
Carolyn Pogue, author, peace activist