The local church and the first thousand days of a child’s life

The local church and the first thousand days of a child’s life

The local church and the first thousand days of a child’s life: A mixed methods study from South Africa

by Ruth Edith Lundie, Deborah Merle Hancox August 2020

Whilst there is a growing body of research indicating the life-long significance of the first thousand days (F1000D) in a person’s life, there is currently limited research regarding the church’s understanding and support of this critical period for human health and wellbeing. Exploratory research was therefore conducted by a Cape Town faith-based organization seeking preliminary answers to the question: What is the specific contribution a local church can make in support of the first thousand days (conception to 2 years) of a child’s life in Cape Town, South Africa?

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SACC Local Ecumenical Action Network

SACC Local Ecumenical Action Network

by the South African Council of Churches (SACC)

"Getting through the CORONA pandemic will require people to act together where they are. We all have a role to play, and there is a lot we can do in our own communities. We commend the  government’s response to CORONA, and offer these guidelines as a way for churches to work together in communities  to strengthen and support the government’s response. The Church has been a vehicle for public good and change in this country. Let us step up together in this challenging time." - Bishop Malusi Mpumlwana

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