Working to create a world where children are free from violence.
75th Anniversary of the United Nations
To highlight the spirit of the United Nations, the Multi-Faith Advisory Council to the United Nations Interagency Task Force on Religion and Development commemorated the 75th anniversary by producing an interfaith video, Together for Humanity – Faith in the United Nations.
Global Week of
Faith in Action for Children
Enhancing Dialogue and Collaboration for Children’s Rights and Well-being.
Advocating for Children's Rights and Well-Being
The Advocacy Guide and Companion Toolkit have been jointly developed by the Prayer and Action for Children and Global Network of Religions for Children initiatives of Arigatou International.
Faith and Children’s Rights: A Multi-religious Study on the Convention on the Rights of the Child
Arigatou International developed Faith and Children’s Rights: A Multi-religious Study on the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) to mark the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the CRC in 2019. The Study is the work of numerous partners, including religious leaders, scholars, human rights experts, and is enriched by the voices of children. Key partners include UNICEF, the former Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General on Violence against Children, the Global Network of Religions for Children (GNRC), the International Dialogue Center (KAICIID) and World Vision International.
The Study examines the Convention on the Rights of the Child, for the very first time, from the perspective of seven major religions. It highlights the significant role played by religious communities in advancing the rights and well-being of children over the past 30 years. Most importantly, the Study seeks to identify the common values shared among different religions and the principles of the CRC. It seeks to promote continued action by faith communities to implement this international treaty. Another important goal of the Study is to encourage further action by faith communities in the protection of children from violence.
A special message from Rev. Keishi Miyamoto, President of Arigatou International, on the COVID-19 Pandemic
The coronavirus (COVID-19) has now spread across the globe and the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared it a pandemic. The world has been affected in unprecedented ways. We are all saddened by the report that an increasing number of people, mostly the elderly but also including children, are losing their lives to this virus.
Faith in Action for Children:
Our Response to the Covid-19 Pandemic
Visit our new COVID-19 response section containing resources to support religious communities, parents, caregivers, and children.
We can make a difference.
Our challenge is to end the silence, to stop violence against children.
We invite you to learn more about how you can be a part of the Prayer and Action movement today.
The Impact of Prayer and Action
Activities in more than 90 countries around the world
Over 475 Activities celebrated since 2008
Millions of children endure violence every year
Arigatou International - All for Children
All for Children sums up our hopes and dreams and the partnerships we seek to build. All that we do, we do for children… and we work at it with all of our heart, because children deserve nothing less. We believe that all people share in a universal calling to care for all the children of our world, so all of the tools and approaches we offer are designed to bring people together—in all their wonderous diversity—to build a better world for children.