Religions unite to tackle child violence

Posted May 10, 2017 11:52 am by Editor

(Vatican Radio) Religious leaders united in their opposition to violence against children have gathered in Panama for a major international conference.

About 430 representatives of the world’s religions are joining with children from about 70 countries in Panama City to study ways in which young people can be protected from gang violence, organised crime and violent extremism. It will also look at ways to end sexual exploitation and abuse of children.

Delegates at the V Forum of the Global Network of Religions for Children (GNRC) are set to sign a statement committing themselves to working for a world free from childhood violence.

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