Every child has the right to survive and thrive.
About the Global
Network of Religions
The Global Network of Religions for Children (GNRC) is a global interfaith network of organizations and individuals dedicated to securing the rights and well-being of children everywhere.
Recent News and Blog Posts
Sixth GNRC Forum
Since its inauguration in 2000, the GNRC holds a global forum every four or five years, bringing together GNRC members, faith and spiritual leaders, civil society leaders, young people, and children to advance the work of the Network. The GNRC has so far held five Forums with the most recent in Panama City, Panama.
Stay tuned for more updates on the Sixth Forum.
The Impact of the Network
56M faith leaders, adults, and children
What leaders are saying about GNRC
Our work in 73 countries
Strengthening and Reinvigorating the Network
In 2021, after 20 years of remarkable grassroots inter-faith work for children, the Secretariat carried out a comprehensive assessment of the entire GNRC network worldwide. We evaluated all key elements of the Network, including membership, connectivity, capacity, results, significance, and impact. We took stock of the GNRC’s successes, opportunities, and challenges over the last two decades, and mapped out the steps we intend to take to further strengthen our growing and evolving Network of over 1,200 organizations and individuals worldwide.
Mustafa Y. Ali, PhD, Secretary General, Global Network of Religions for Children (GNRC), and Director, Arigatou International – Nairobi
Faith & Children’s Rights
Child Safeguarding Code of Conduct
Ending Violence Against Children: Faith Communities
Five hundred and twenty six (526) participants from the world’s religious and spiritual traditions, girls and boys, women and men, from 70 countries, who together with representatives of governments, the United Nations, and international and grassroots organizations, met in Panama City, Panama for the Fifth Forum of the Global Network of Religions for Children. They discussed and committed to sustainable solutions towards what has become ‘a global epidemic’ of violence against children.
Arigatou International Annual Report
GNRC Annual Report
The Panama Declaration on Ending Violence Against Children
We invite GNRC coordinators and contact persons to apply funds for GNRC activities that promote networking for interfaith harmony, understanding, and cooperation to build a better world for children.