Firstly, I would like to thank Arigatou International for arranging this Interfaith Prayer for Children in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Interfaith Alliance for Safer Communities stands with Arigatou International as part of a united community to protect vulnerable children worldwide.

On 22nd April 2020, Arigatou International and its initiatives jointly hosted the live, "Interfaith Prayer with Children During the COVID-19 Pandemic." The solidarity prayer was led by faith leaders with active participation of children from seven different religious traditions including Baha’i, Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam and Judaism. Several partners and friends of the GNRC similarly participated in the prayer.


Tokyo, 21 April 2020

Arigatou International and its Global Network of Religions for Children, together with several faith-based and interfaith organizations, will host a Live Interfaith Prayer with Children on Wednesday 22 April at 08.00 EST/14.00 CET. The Prayer will be livestreamed on YouTube and Facebook.

On 7th April 2020, GNRC member St. Mary's School, visited the Community Life Foundation, an orphanage in Islamabad Pakistan, for an awareness activity dubbed, “Keep children safe from COVID-19." The two-hour activity, attended by 20 participants (17 children and 3 adults), aimed at empowering children with skills on how to protect themselves from COVID-19.

On 8th April 2020, GNRC members and friends from across the world participated in a webinar meeting on COVID-19 and Child Protection organized by Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children (End Violence) and the Early Childhood Development Action Network (ECDAN). The two hosting organizations focused on key issues on child protection in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. The meeting attracted 1,400 participants from 120 countries across the world.