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The Churches’ Network for Non-Violence

This network provides support and resources to religious communities seeking equal protection for children. Its members challenge the view that corporal punishment is a Biblical doctrine and believe that positive, non-violent discipline best models Christ’s teachings.  They work with people from all faith communities. 


The Joint Statement on Physical Punishment of Children and Youth

This document was developed by a national coalition of organizations facilitated by the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO). Based on an extensive review of research, the Joint Statement provides an overview of the developmental outcomes associated with the use of physical punishment.  This document has been endorsed by more than 600 professional organizations in Canada.



Religions for Peace

This worldwide alliance of religious organizations and people works to uphold the dignity of children everywhere.  Its mission is to empower people at the grassroots level to make unique faith-based contributions to optimizing every child’s full physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, moral and social development.



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