Bishop Kilaini obtained his MA in Theology from Urban University and his Doctorate in Church History from the Gregorian University in Rome. He was the Secretary General of the Tanzania Catholic Church for 10 years. He is active in social and interreligious organizations like the Global Network of Religions for Children, Amnesty International, World Conference of Religions for Peace and he is the founder of Tanzania Ecumenical Dialogue Group.

The World Day of Prayer and Action for Children mobilizes religious leaders and their communities, civil society (including young people), UN agencies and governments to partner on Universal Children’s Day (20 November) to reflect and take action to improve the lives of children in their community. Our current global theme is to Stop Violence against Children, within the parameters of the UN Study on Violence against Children (2006). In 2006, the UN Study on Violence against Children identified five settings of childhood in which violence against children takes place: home, family, schools, care and justice institutions, workplace and community.

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