A Biblical and Theological Basis for Ending Violence Against Children

This theological framework has been created with our key church partners—World Evangelical Alliance, Anglican Alliance, Micah Global, Caritas In Veritate, and World Council of Churches—for the 'It takes a world to end violence against children' campaign. This narrative reflects on how Jesus survived the threat of violence as an infant by becoming a refugee. We know later Jesus was arrested, beaten and crucified on a cross for us. We are reminded that as the Church we are called to protect the innocent, especially the children. To stand against injustice and violence upon them through prayer, advocacy, defending their rights and taking direct action. God’s Word calls the Church to be the voice of the child when they have been silenced, to act for them when they are powerless, and to work for communities which will protect and care for them.