Posts Tagged: red hands campaign

Why are the hands red?

“Why are the hands red?” The children’s summer program from the First Chinese Presbyterian Church of New York City had come to the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations to learn about child soldiers and to participate in the Red Hand Campaign. Due to the size of the group – 74 children and 12 counselors,… Read more »

US statement on children in armed conflict

Below are remarks from U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice on the open debate on children in armed conflict held yesterday in the United Nations Security Council: Thank you, Mr. President. We’re grateful to you, Mr. Minister, as well as to Ambassador Wittig and the German Mission for hosting this important debate and for your leadership as… Read more »

Say no child soldiers under Big Tent

Under the Big Tent of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)? There’s still time to swing by the Peacemaking Booth and make a Red Hand to call for an end to the exploitation of children as soldiers. Check out Presbyterians Say No Child Soldiers!

Children are children, not soldiers!

Check out this equation of faith and love: 10 Presbyterian youth + 6 adult leaders + 2 Presbyterian United Nations Office staff people + some red paint + some cloth = 16 banners + a witness saying “No Child Soldiers”…

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Red hands say no child soldiers

Human Rights Watch reports that children currently are used as soldiers fighting in at least 14 countries around the world. They note that “Boys and girls alike are forced into combat, exploited for their labor, and subjected to unspeakable violence.”…

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