Round Table Discussion on Children’s Issues

by Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE on June 14, 2016

in Featured News, News

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – June 2016

In 2014, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Armenian Apostolic Church; The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF); and the “MGA Water” company.  The purpose of the Memorandum of Understanding is to promote the defense of children’s rights, develop and undertake projects directed at the improvement of their social conditions; initiate scientific and publishing projects for the cultural, religious and moral upbringing of children; help youth in their professional choices; and increase the quality of vocational education.

To make the Memorandum of Understanding more practical and targeted, the Christian Education Center of the Mother See (CEC), in cooperation with UNICEF, held a round-table discussion on 10 June, in the CEC office in Yerevan, to present the experiences gained in the field and discuss cooperation opportunities.

Participating in the discussion were National Assembly deputies and over 30 representatives of the Ministry of Education and Science, Labour and Social Affairs, Ministry of Justice and Health, Armenian police, local authorities, as well as representatives of international and non-governmental organizations, whose work addresses those issues.

The cooperation between the CEC and UNICEF, within the framework of this Conference, focused on three target areas:

  • Family support – work with the families of children from vulnerable groups, and foster care families
  • Physical and Spiritual Health – initiatives aimed at the restoration and preservation of the spiritual health of the children with physical and mental problems
  • Struggle against violence – projects addressing the prevention of possible situations of violence, and disclosure and elimination of them in families and educational institutions.

Source:

 

 

{ 0 comments… add one now }

Leave a Comment

{ 1 trackback }

Previous post:

Next post:

  • Buy the new book from the house of OCP:

    The Orthodox Dilemma

    Paperback – April 16, 2016
    by George Alexander

    The Orthodox Dilemma consists of personal reflections on global Pan-Orthodox Christian Unity. The work focuses on the need for establishing sacramental communion between the Eastern, Oriental and other families of Orthodox Churches. The author calls to create a common conciliar platform for Orthodox Churches and to establish dialogues between Eastern, Oriental, Old Believes, Old Calendar, Non-canonical, Unrecognized and New Generation Orthodox Churches.The major aim of the work is to provide different and unique aspects of Pan-Orthodox Christian Unity.The book also sheds light on problems, challenges and scope of inter-orthodox dialogue. This may be the first book of its kind to call for the creation of a global platform for all Orthodox Christians.The book tries to provide unique aspects of Orthodox Christianity.The work is a combination of personal thoughts of the author, history, contemporary Orthodoxy, dialogue and Pan-Orthodox Christian approach.


    Buy now:
    Paperback