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Brazil’s plentiful water does not mean there is easy access to clean water for all
On the world scale of countries with plentiful water, Brazil comes out in the top league. It has 12 percent of the world’s fresh water supplies. Yet Magali do Nascimento Cunha does not see her country scoring so well when it comes to water and sanitation distribution.
تحيط المياه جزرتونغا من كل الجوانب ولكنه ليس أمرا مفروغا منه!
نرى الكثير من موارد المياه في تونغا ، ولكن لا يوجد بالضرورة الكثير من الناس الذين يستهلكونها.
Tonga, surrounded by water, yet can’t take it for granted
In Tonga there is lot of water to see, but not necessarily a lot for people to use. Mele’ana Puloka, a member of the Free Wesleyan Church of Tonga, is World Council of Churches president for the Pacific, living on the islands that have a population of about 106,000.
Water is a gift, and a right for all, says WCC moderator
Water is often presented as life. But it is also a gift and a right which must be available to all, says Agnes Abuom.
تآكل شبكات المياه في فلينت يطلق شرارة الجدل حول عدم الإنصاف في توزيع الموارد في الولايات المتحدة
الولايات المتحدة تمتلك أكبر اقتصاد على كوكب الأرض. لكن ما يثير قلق القسيسة الدكتورة سوزان هنري-كرو هو أن هذا اللقب لبلدها لا يعني دائما أن الموارد متوفرة للمواطنين بطريقة عادلة.
WCC holds photo contest
Do you have a photo that tells a story about water justice? As part of the Lenten campaign “Seven Weeks for Water”, the World Council of Churches Ecumenical Water Network (EWN) is promoting a photo contest on Instagram encouraging people to share images of water in their daily lives.
Water justice campaign highlights range of issues, focuses on Palestine this year, says EWN coordinator
The WCC’s Seven Weeks for Water Lenten campaign through its ecumenical initiative — Ecumenical Water Network — has gained much attention recently, but the campaign is not new.
Flint’s corrosive water sparks debate on US resource inequity
The United States has the biggest economy on planet earth. It is of great concern to Rev. Dr Susan Henry-Crowe, however, that such a moniker for her country does not always mean resources are available to the population in an equitable way.
WCC responds to Gatestone Institute’s criticism of Lenten campaign on water
The WCC sent an open letter to the Gatestone Institute in response to the institute’s web articles criticizing the WCC’s “Seven Weeks for Water” campaign. The campaign focuses on critical water issues affecting the people of Palestine, particularly in the occupied territories.
Water is powerful in the web of life: humanity does not own it, says noted theologian
When Fernando Enns thinks of water in a German context, he is reminded of thousands and thousands of refugees who have come to the country fleeing the conflict in Syria.
Tveit highlights unjust water resources for Palestinians
A water crisis for Palestinian people was highlighted by the general secretary of the WCC, Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, at the launch of the Seven Weeks for Water campaign in Jerusalem.
Seven Weeks for Water 2016 to focus on Holy Land
The WCC Ecumenical Water Network is inviting member churches and supporters to reflect on water during Lent. For many in the world, water is either taken for granted or in desperately short supply.
“Leave no one behind”: COP21 must tackle climate risks of the poorest and most vulnerable
Climate-induced loss and damage is one of the key points being raised by faith groups during COP21. A discussion panel and a demonstration held at COP21 in early December brought to light many facets of this issue.
WCC dedicates prayer service to Sustainable Development Goals
A special service organized by the WCC at the Ecumenical Centre chapel in Geneva, Switzerland, dedicated prayers to the United Nations post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals, meant to eliminate extreme poverty, fight inequality and injustice and tackle climate change and water scarcity by 2030.
WCC engages UN debate on right to water
Affordability of water and sanitation as a human right were deliberated at a side-event during the 30th Session of the Human Rights Council at the United Nations Office in Geneva, Switzerland.
Faith communities have potential to do more in addressing water issues
The World Water Week is a “stepping stone” in accomplishing Sustainable Development Goals related to water and sanitation – and the faith communities must be actively engaged in achieving this vision, according to Dinesh Suna, coordinator of the Ecumenical Water Network of the WCC. Suna shared these reflections following his participation at the 2015 World Water Week Stockholm held in Sweden.
Churches to pray for care of creation
Joined in prayer, Christian churches around the world will again observe the ecumenical “Time for Creation” (1 September to 4 October), this year bolstered by Pope Francis’s recent proclamation of 1 September as the “World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation.”
Ecumenical Water Network urges elimination of bottled water
The International Reference Group of the Ecumenical Water Network of the WCC, at the conclusion of its recent meeting in Geneva, urged churches and ecumenical organizations in Europe and North America to consider eliminating the use of bottled water due to its adverse impact on the environment and because it is an impediment to realizing the human right to water.
Humanity needs to tend the garden of creation, says WCC leader
Humanity cannot ignore its responsibility for creation, the WCC general secretary, the Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, has stated in Stuttgart during the German Protestant Kirchentag.
At 7th World Water Forum, civil society organizations “co-opted” into the fold
“The increased interest of corporate organizations in the World Water Forum has a tendency to discourage civil society’s participation in addressing the water crisis,” said Dinesh Suna, coordinator of the Ecumenical Water Network of the WCC upon his return from the 7th World Water Forum, which concluded on 17 April in Daegu and Gyeongbuk, Republic of Korea.