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Seven Weeks for Water start on 25 February

As the season of Lent, during which Christians around the world prepare themselves for the feast of Easter, draws near, the Ecumenical Water Network (EWN) invites Christian groups and congregations to mark the occasion with reflection and action on water justice.

During the Seven Weeks for Water, a theologian or church activist from Africa, Europe, North or South America will share a short biblical meditation each week along with some campaigning links and ideas.

The first set of materials will be available on the EWN website as of 25 February - Ash Wednesday according to Western Christian tradition.EWN also provides an RSS stream for the seven weeks, which allows groups and congregations to give visibility to their participation in the campaign on their own websites. The Seven Weeks for Water were first celebrated during Lent 2008. This year, the resources will be available in four languages - English, Spanish, German and French - for the first time.

Another opportunity to highlight the importance of water comes up on World Water Day, 22 March. EWN has already put together a collection of resources and links that can help congregations address the issue inspired by prayer, bible texts on justice and on water, as well as the experiences of church agencies with the challenge posed by inequal access to freshwater and sanitation.

Seven Weeks for Water: www.oikoumene.org/7-weeks-for-water

Ideas for World Water Day 2009: www.oikoumene.org/?id=6129

Posted By: Maike Gorsboth on Feb 19, 2009 12:16PM