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A Timely Conversation on Values and Spirituality and its Potential to Help Prevent Violence against Children

Ms. Maria Lucia Uribe, Director of Arigatou International Geneva, was invited to participate in the panel discussion “Holistic Approaches to Early Child Development and Education”, in the framework of the 64th Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society – CIES 2020, which was converted to virtual format in the light of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Apostle of Peace, Seven Talks on Gandhiji -3 July 2012

"This small book contains seven talks on Mahatma Gandhi. Six of these were delivered over All India Radio, Kohima, the seventh at the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Library at Kohima. Some friends suggested that these talks should be published. Hence this book. Though this book is intended mainly for readersin Nagaland and other North Eastern States, perhaps it will interest readers in other places as well. The author is deeply grateful to Gandhi Smarak Nidhi and its Secretary Shri. Devendra Kumar Gupta for their help in bringing on this book" M. Aram

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Development and Faith -2 March 2011

Development and Faith: whew Mind, Heart, and Soul WOrk Together is a significant contribution to a subject that is central to debates about the direction and shape of the twenty-first century. This inspiring book links the work of secular development practitioners to the world of faith. The largery untapped potential and the confluence of issues deserves our attention and action

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General Comments of the Committee on the Rights of the Child -17 May 2010

*Includes CD with Concluding Observations *Includes General Comments No. 1- No. 8 (2001-2006): The Aims of Education; The Role of Independent National Human Rights Institutions in the promotioon and protection of the rights of the child; HIV/AIDS and the rights of the child; Adolescent Health and Development in the contesxt of the Convention on the Rights of the Child; Treatment of Unaccompanied and Separated Children; Implementing child rights in Early Childhood; The right of the Child to protection from corporal punishment and other cruel or degrading forms of punishment *Includes other materials for the CRC at 18

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Helping Prevent Child Abuse and Neglect during the Covid-19 Pandemic

As the current pandemic impacts the well-being and development of children, Arigatou International, together with the International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect, ISPCAN, organized a webinar on The Emotional and Spiritual Impact of COVID-19 on Children: Faith and Spiritual Nourishment as Key Factors for the Protection and Resilience of Children.

This webinar, which was held on 23 April 2020, was attended by 370 participants from 71 countries, and it is part of a series of weekly sessions organized by ISPCAN to support professionals that work toward the prevention and treatment of child abuse, neglect, and exploitation.

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INSPIREd Faith Communities in Brazil – Fifth Roundtable on Nurturing Values and Spirituality in Early Childhood for the Prevention of Violence

The last of a series of Roundtable Discussions on Nurturing Values and Spirituality in Early Childhood for the Prevention of Violence was held in Brasilia on 24 June 2019, and brought together more than 70 participants from several religious communities, experts on early childhood and child protection coming from civil society and faith-based organizations, as well as government representatives.

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INSPIREd Faith Communities in India: Second Roundtable Discussion on Nurturing Values and Spirituality in Early Childhood for the Prevention of Violence

“All of us know what has gone wrong and all of us know what needs to be done to end violence against children, but the question is do we have the courage to do something about it?”

With these words, Dr. Krishnaraj Vanavarayar, Chairman of Bharativa Vidva Bhavan, launched the National Roundtable Discussion on Nurturing Values and Spirituality in Early Childhood for the Prevention of Violence that took place on 11 – 12 April 2019 in Coimbatore, India.

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International Consortium to develop Toolkit on the Spiritual Development of Children in the Early Years

The International Consortium on Nurturing Values and Spirituality in Early Childhood for the Prevention of Violence, created in 2018 by Arigatou International with the participation of 22 partners and individual experts, is engaged in developing a toolkit on the spiritual development of children in the early years to foster their well-being and help prevent violence in child upbringing. The toolkit is aimed for organizations working with religious communities but will also be flexible enough to be used by others interested in the spiritual development of young children. The purpose of the toolkit is to develop capacity and capabilities of organizations, faith leaders, key actors, and community representatives that work with parents and caregivers, teachers and children.

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Nurturing Spirituality in Children - Online course

The Arigatou International’s Ethics Education Initiative launched on 25 February an online course on Nurturing Spirituality in Children. The course is part of a series of online courses to complete the Advanced Training Accreditation of the Learning to Live Together Programme. 

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