What is FPCC? Faith and Positive Change for Children, Families and Communities (FPCC) is a partnership between the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), Religions for Peace (RfP), and Joint Learning Initiative on Faith & Local Communities (JLI). By bringing together each organization's global networks and expertise, the FPCC Initiative empowers religious leaders and faith communities across multiple regions to influence positive social and behavioral change with and for children, parents and communities. We engage faith communities in self-reflection, dialogue, exchange and feedback to achieve real and lasting positive change on jointly agreed priorities affecting children and their families.  Click here to learn more .


ED Fore Discusses #FaithInAction with Global Business Leaders

NEW YORK, 22 October 2020 - With communities in every country of the world affected by COVID-19, the pandemic has disrupted decades of progress that has been made globally with households being pushed back into poverty and facing food shortages and loss of employment. Children, especially the most marginalized, are impacted severely. Millions are out of school with the majority unable to benefit from distance learning; Children’s health and protection at risk because of increased stress and mental health problems, incidence of child abuse in the home and disrupted services such as immunization and child welfare.

With the historic signing of the #FaithInAction global call to action by UNICEFs Executive Director Henrietta Fore with Religions for Peace and 13 of its senior-most diverse religious leaders at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic and roll-out of the partnership initiative, there has been increasing interest amongst the development community to consider more strategic engagement with religious leaders and faith communities ... 

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His Holiness the Dalai Lama with young children during the inauguration of the Tong Len hostile in Dharamsala, HP, India on November 19, 2011. (Photo by Tenzin Choejor/OHHDL)

In Rwanda, children sit in a Circle of Dialogue to discuss important social issues such as health, hygiene, sanitation and HIV.