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Key messages from Islam and Christianity on protecting children from violence and harmful practices

Religious Leaders Initiative
UNICEF Egypt/2017


Islam and Christianity stress the importance of protecting children from all forms of violence. The Muslim and Christian faiths place particular importance on the role of the family in raising children and protecting them from harm and violence. In this context, Al-Azhar University and the Coptic Church of Egypt have joined together with UNICEF to develop three publications to reflect the position of the two great religions on multiple aspects of violence against children. On 9 May 2016, The Grand Sheikh of Al Azhar, Professor Ahmed Al-Tayeb and His Holiness the Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of Holy See of Saint Mark in collaboration with the Egyptian Ministry of Endowment and UNICEF released the three publications which detail the Islamic and Christian religious scholars’ positions on protecting children from violence. 

Religious Leaders Initiative
Al-Azhar University, Coptic Church of Egypt and UNICEF Egypt
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English, Arabic