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Here are some of the many resources available to engage our faith

communities as we consider not only corporal punishment,

but the well-being and flourishing of all children.

































A Vigil of Prayer for Children - Wellington Cathedral, New Zealand

A multi-denominational service including prayers and a letter from a child to her parents.



Prayer Vigil:  Non-Violence and Equal Protection for Children - Westminster Abbey

A service conducted by The Reverend Robert Wright, Rector of St. Margaret's Church, and Chaplain to the Speaker of the House of Commons.  Includes Prayers, hymns and an address by the Right Reverend John Pritchard, Bishop of Oxford.

Prayer Vigil:  Faith and Vision into Action - St. Bene't's Church, Cambridge

A service conducted by The Reverend Roger Byrne, Rector of St. Margaret's Church, and Chaplain to the Speaker of the House of Commons.  Includes prayers, hymns, an Act of Remembrance, and scriptural readings.

Respecting Children - Resources for Worship

A collection of prayers in support of full protection for children by Nigel McCulloch, Bishop of Manchester; John Pritchard, Bishop of Oxford; Rev. Elizabeth Welch, Moderator, United Reformed Church; Helen Garton, United Reformed Church; John Packer, Bishop of Ripon and Leeds; Tony Robinson, Bishop of Pontefract; Rev. Bill Young, Minister, United Reformed Church; Martin Wharton, Bishop of Newcastle; Rev. Dr. Stuart B. Jennings, Methodist Minister and University Chaplain; John Stroyan, Bishop of Warwick

Ending Corporal Punishment: A Handbook for Working with Religious Communities

This handbook provides tools and resources for engaging with religious communities and faith-based institutions around the issue of corporal punishment.  It is based on respect for the inherent dignity of children and  the universal religious principles of compassion, justice, equality and non-violence.

From Commitment to Action: What Religions Communities Can Do to Eliminate Violence against Children

Provides information on the nature and scope of violence against children; the positive roles that religious communities can play in contributing child protection; and guiding discussion, planning and action around child protection issues within religious communities.

A Theology of Children

This theology was written by Reverend Nove Vailaau, an ordained minister at the Congregation Christian Church in Samoa, in response to requests from Indigenous parents in the South Pacific.