Young adult delegates suggestions are incorporated into conference recommendations

March 23, 2007 at 10:16 pm | Posted in Following up | Leave a comment

From Archbishop Ndungane’s final address summarizing the work of the conference: http://www.episcopalchurch.org/3577_83596_ENG_HTM.htm

The final recommendation expands on the MDGs focus on children. ”The delegates to this conference have articulated the importance of creating networks to address issues of children’s rights and welfare, including, but not limited to: child trafficking, child soldiers, gangs, child abuse, suicide, addictions, and other issues,” Ndungane said. ”While the Holy Scripture is the basis by which we undertake this work, the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child will serve as a guiding framework in our advocacy.”

That work includes support for orphans and those who adopt them and ”a desire to integrate issues of child welfare and full participation of young people into every aspect of church life, from baptism preparation, Christian education, youth groups, and confirmation preparation, to leadership in the church’s worship, governance, and public life in order to nurture their full potential,” he said.

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