Global Faiths Coalition for Education

Children at school in Eritrea

Picture: Josselin Amalfi

The Global Faiths Coalition for Education (GFC Education) unifies a diverse range of faiths-based organisations to support the universal right to education.

GFC Education members acknowledge that education is a fundamental right of every child, the key to expanded opportunity and a source of peace, prosperity, employment and social cohesion.

As a coalition, they find common ground in the desire to realise the right of every child to a free, quality education by the end of 2015 and the achievement of Millennium Development Goal Two.

All members of GFC Education agree to the following statement of support:

Education is a fundamental right of every child, the key to expanded opportunity, and a source of peace, prosperity, employment and social cohesion. We find common ground in the desire to realise the right of every child to a free, quality education by the end of 2015 and the achievement of Millennium Development Goal Two.

We join together in a Global Faiths Coalition for Education, not to advocate for religious education or preference of one religious doctrine over another, but instead to realise our common goal of education for the 58 million out-of-school children.

We pledge to support efforts to end injustices against children, including forced marriage, discrimination and child labour. The Coalition endeavours to work collaboratively with the faiths community, governments, and NGOs to achieve education for all.

Joining GFC Education

Faith groups have been a powerful guardian of the most basic human rights and reliant provider of education across the globe. GFC Education aims to harness this historic goodwill and energy to enact significant change for the 58 million children around the world who are out of school.

We welcome all faiths-based organisations to join the campaign.

For more information about how your organisation can be part of the GFC Education and the broader movement to ensure all 58 million children are in school and learning, please contact Luiz Loures (luiz@aworldatschool.org).