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World Toilet Day is all about dignity and life!

World Toilet Day is all about dignity and life!

Custom printed toilet paper with factsheet on sanitation at UN headquarters, New York. © Dinesh Suna

18 November 2015

"It is high time we break the silence", writes Dinesh Suna, coordinator of the Ecumenical Water Network, in a new blog post on the ‪ ‬ Pilgrimage blog of the World Council of Churches,  ahead of World Toilet Day.

"Lack of adequate sanitation affects 2.4 billion people - almost 4 times more people than those who are deprived of safe drinking water," he continues, adding that "We as the church are called to play a prophetic role by speaking up for those who cannot speak for themselves and are called to defend the rights of the vulnerable. To talk and pray about better sanitation and toilets for the poor is a good starting point."

To read the full blog post, please click here.