THE WAR ON CHILDREN AND TEENS Posted June 18, 2014 by admin@interfaith

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Women in Abuja, Nigeria, hold a candlelight vigil on Wednesday, May 14, 2014, one month after nearly 300 schoolgirls were kidnapped by Boko Haram.

The Interfaith Peace Project continues to grieve over the kidnapping of innocent children and teenagers in Egypt, the West Bank, Nigeria, and throughout the World. The victims are subject to inhumane treatment, sexual violence, and unjust captivity. In effect, their lives are ruined. As the social media heightens our awareness of the terrible fate of so many children, our conscience as a human community demands we collectively rise up to defend our children.

The Interfaith Peace Project calls for all Nations, including the United States, to recognize the full human rights of children and teenagers. We must do everything in our power to protect our children from harm. We must not indoctrinate them with political, social, religious, or cultural ideas that harm their sense of well-being and their right to self-determination.

The Interfaith Peace Project encourages all people to engage in activities, programs, and advocacy on behalf of the rights and dignity of children and teenagers throughout the World. Each night before we sleep we need to remember to bless the children far and near.

Thomas P. Bonacci, C.P.
Director
The Interfaith Peace Project

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