Who Celebrates the World Day?
World Day of Prayer and Action for Children Expanded Conversation Circles in Sao Paolo
Since 2009, Pastoral da Crianca in Brazil has celebrated the World Day as a time for partners to organize activities for children; present a survey on children’s rights; learn from one another; and develop strategies or a common agenda for work throughout the year.
On November 20, leaders and coordinators, along with representatives of churches, congregations, and community groups are invited to participate in “expanded conversation circles” to develop solid strategies on how to meet the challenges presented by violations of the rights of childhood. Discussions will focus on two key questions:
1. What children’s rights are not being achieved in the parish or city?
2. What sort of support may be given by the coordinators, parishes, churches, congregations, religious traditions, and other groups so that children may achieve these rights?
To prepare for World Day 2013, organizers received from Pastoral a list of children’s rights to display as a poster. Outcomes from the consultations will be documented in the Registration Form to be used as reference points for joint actions to follow throughout the year. The outcomes and information received by Pastoral will then be used to disseminate the needs felt by the communities to a greater number of people, toward finding collaborative solutions.
In Sao Paolo, local families, adults and children will participate in these conversation circles, snack and activity sessions, as well as an interfaith prayer.
- DICAS Information in Portuguese
Information in Portuguese