There is a strong complementarity between the guiding principles of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and the core values of religious teachings. The global study, Faith and Children’s Rights: A Multi-religious Study on the Convention on the Rights of the Child, captures the often undocumented yet significant role that the diverse communities of the world’s faith traditions have played in the drafting, adoption, ratification and implementation of the CRC over the past three decades. The Study discusses the foundational values of the CRC and provides a unique, interfaith perspective as it reflects on the shared values found in the tenets of seven major religions: the Bahá’í Faith, Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, and the Sikh Faith. In total, these traditions have more than 5.5 billion adherents around the globe.

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