Kul Chandra Gautam, the Convening Chair for the World Day of Prayer and Action for Children

The World Day of Pray and Action for Children was launched at the Arigatou Internationals Global Network of Religions for Children global forum in Hiroshima in May 2008. As people of different faiths and religious traditions, we propose that a World Day of Prayer and Action for Children be held every year on 20 November, Universal Childrens Day. We therefore call on people of all of the worlds religious and spiritual traditions to join as we express our gratefulness for children and re-dedicate ourselves to children on this day and each year. Together with relevant government, non-governmental and community-based organizations and other stakeholders, we will take action with and for children. The call to pray, meditate, worship and contemplate is at the heart and soul of all religious and spiritual traditions. We recognize that with every prayer comes a new commitment to action.