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Regional Reports

Reports from World Regions
on 2008 Observance of the
Day of Prayer and Action for Children by the World's Religions


With the encouragement of the Arigatou Foundation, GNRC member organizations and partners marked the first World Day of Prayer and Action for Children on November 20, 2008 with a variety of pilot events and initiatives. The reports submitted by the organizers of each event are all available below, organized by world region. For information on events in 2009, which took place in 29 cities worldwide and involved more than 8,800 people, visit the official website for the World Day of Prayer and Action for Children

GNRC Africa
The Day of Prayer and Action for Children was celebrated in various activities in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and Nairobi, Kenya, as well as smaller towns in Zanzibar, Kenya and Somalia. 

GNRC Arab States
See photos and read about events in Jordan in various schools and at the Ecumenical Studies Center.  
See photos and read about events in Lebanon
See photos and read about events in Palestine

GNRC Central Asia and the Caucasus
Read a brief overview of events and plans in this region. 

GNRC Europe
Read a brief report from the United Kingdom
See the GNRC Europe pamphlet (PDF)

GNRC Israel
See photos and read about an event in Ramle, Israel (PDF) held by GNRC members the Pluralistic Spiritual Center of Wahat Al salam ~ Neve Shalom and the "Open House " Ramle.  

GNRC Latin America and the Caribbean
Read a full narrative report on events in Brazil, Ecuador, Panama, Venezuela and El Salvador and throughout Latin America. Follow the links for videos, photos, and many more details on the observances.

GNRC South Asia
See photos and read about events in Nepal (PDF)
Read about events in India.
Read the plans that were implemented in Sri Lanka, India and Nepal.