Children's Sabbaths

Children’s Sabbaths® Celebration

In communities nationwide, places of worship join in the meaningful observance of Children’s Sabbaths. These observances occur during customary worship, prayer, educational, or community gatherings. Some places of worship collaborate with others, creating joint events. Others connect with numerous faith leaders and worship spaces for expansive, multi-faith community-wide celebrations.

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The National Observance of Children’s Sabbaths® unites worship places nationwide in focused prayers, educational programs, and outreach activities, centered on the urgent issues facing our children. By diving into sacred texts urging love and protection for children and youth, Children’s Sabbaths empowers communities to respond with advocacy, outreach, and continuous year-round action. 

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Why participate in Children’s Sabbaths?

Sponsored by Children’s Defense Fund, the National Observance of Children’s Sabbaths® weekend unites faith communities from every religious tradition across the nation to: 

Raise awareness

The observance highlights critical issues facing children and families nationwide, including poverty, gun violence, and lack of health care.

Explore sacred texts

Participants delve into the texts and teachings of their religious traditions that emphasize the imperative to nurture and protect children with love and justice. 

Inspire action

Engaging people of faith, the event motivates both immediate and long-term action to nurture, protect, and advocate for children and youth.

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Won’t you join us?

By participating in this multi-faith, nationwide celebration, individuals gain inspiration from being part of a larger movement dedicated to young people. Your involvement amplifies the voices of faith communities calling for justice, fostering a future where every child thrives. 

Children’s Sabbaths® Resources