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3 March 2017 | 10:58

Glimmers of peace and hope for the Universal Children’s Day

Glimmers of peace and hope for the Universal Children’s Day©Arevamanuk
Glimmers of peace and hope for the Universal Children’s Day©Pedro Poveda Foundation
Glimmers of peace and hope for the Universal Children’s Day©Groupe Jeremie
Glimmers of peace and hope for the Universal Children’s Day©Peder
Glimmers of peace and hope for the Universal Children’s Day©Aina Trust
Glimmers of peace and hope for the Universal Children’s Day
Glimmers of peace and hope for the Universal Children’s Day©Calbril
Glimmers of peace and hope for the Universal Children’s Day©Caritas St Petersburg
Glimmers of peace and hope for the Universal Children’s Day©CCP
Glimmers of peace and hope for the Universal Children’s Day©BNCE-RDC

On the previous 20th November, in light of the Universal Children’s Day, BICE invited members of its network and the children they accompany in order to create small candle jars, and then light them during an evening of meditation for peace.

An initiative thoroughly followed, a beautiful moment of sharing that made shine, at each corner of the globe, a real glow of hope.

Thank you to all the partners for their commitment during this Universal Children’s Day !

In order to celebrate the Universal Children’s Day, BICE suggested to its member organizations to create candle jars for the children they accompany, with the means they had on hand (cans, glass pots, tined cans).

A large number of our 76 partners replied to the call an gave wholeheartedly support for all these beautiful creations, touching and inventive, as shown by the pictures above.

These candle jars diffused their calm and warming light during these evenings for peace, organized across the globe, this past 20th November.

Each individual was therefore able to light their candle whilst thinking about all the other children who, across the world, amongst BICE network, remain still too often victims of violence, war and injustice.

Thank you to all our partners that took part in this action and who addressed us their pictures, thank you to all the children : a huge well done to all for their implication, their generosity and their creativity ! Let this glow of joy and hope carry us throughout this new year.