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Children's Sabbath October 15-17, 2021

Many children in our country begin life at a disadvantage. Hunger, poverty and lack of quality education are a few of the disparities our children face.

This year is the 30th Annual National Observance of Children's Sabbath. A program of the Children's Defense Fund, this multi-faith celebration focuses on prayers, worship, education programs, and action on learning more about the urgent problems facing our nation’s children.The Children’s Defense Fund champions policies and programs to improve the odds for America’s children.

This year's theme is Where does it Hurts: Listening to Heal our Children. This is a time of exploring sacred texts and teachings that call us to love and protect children, responding with outreach and advocacy, and—most importantly–inspiring new, year-round action to improve the lives of children.

The National Observance of Children’s Sabbath weekend unites faith communities of every religious tradition across the nation to:

  • Raise awareness of problems facing children and families in our nation.
  • Explore the texts and teachings in religious traditions that call us to nurture and protect children.
  • Engage people of faith in immediate and long-term action to nurture, protect, and seek justice for children.
     

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