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Seven Weeks for Water 2018

The World Council of Churches Ecumenical Water Network (WCC-EWN) invites you to use the season of Lent to reflect on water. Since 2008, EWN has been providing weekly theological reflections and other resources on water for the seven weeks of Lent and for World Water Day on 22 March. The WCC’s Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace will have a regional focus on Latin America and Caribbean region in 2018. Accordingly, the Seven Weeks for Water in 2018 will take us on a pilgrimage of water justice in the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region. The Biblio-theological reflections and resources for the seven weeks will be based on the water crisis in the LAC region and take into consideration issues of justice and peace. During Lent 2018, various activities around the Seven Weeks for Water will take place in LAC region, starting with the launch of the Lenten Campaign on Water Justice in Bogota, Colombia on 14 February, Ash Wednesday (according to the Western traditions of Christianity). Leaders of the WCC, members of Reference Group of the Pilgrimage for Justice and Peace, Latin American Council of Churches, and local churches will participate in the launching ceremony. Reflections, liturgies and other resources will be uploaded to the EWN website every week, starting from the 1st week of February. This year the reflections are written by theologians and environmentalists from Latin America with a LAC perspective. Incidentally, the World Water Forum is also taking place in Brazil during the Lenten period, 18-23 March 2018.
Seven Weeks for Water 2018

A boy observes the effects of erosion caused by sand mining in the Carepa river, Colombia. ©Sean Hawkey/WCC

The World Council of Churches Ecumenical Water Network (WCC-EWN) invites you to use the season of Lent to reflect on water. Since 2008, EWN has been providing weekly theological reflections and other resources on water for the seven weeks of Lent and for World Water Day on 22 March.

The WCC’s Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace will have a regional focus on Latin America and Caribbean region in  2018. Accordingly, the Seven Weeks for Water in 2018 will take us on a pilgrimage of water justice in the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region. The Biblio-theological reflections and resources for the seven weeks will be based on the water crisis in the LAC region and take into consideration issues of justice and peace.

During Lent 2018, various activities around the Seven Weeks for Water will take place in LAC region, starting with the launch of the Lenten Campaign on Water Justice in Bogota, Colombia on 14 February, Ash Wednesday (according to the Western traditions of Christianity).
This year the reflections are written by theologians and environmentalists from Latin America with a LAC perspective. Incidentally, the World Water Forum is also taking place in Brazil during the Lenten period, 18-23 March 2018.

Seven Weeks for Water 2018 Timeline:

Reflection Sequence

Dates of Distribution

Thematic focus

Authors

1st

12 February 2018

Water: Gift and source of life

Ivo Poletto, Brazil, National advisor to the Climate Change and Social Justice Forum in Brazil.

2nd

19 February 2018

Is there Fullness of Life without out water?

Rev. Gloria Ulloa, President of the World Council of Churches, Latin American Region

3rd

26 February 2018

Sweet water

Rev. Dr. Dario Barolin, Executive Secretary, AIPRAL (the Alliance of Presbyterian and Reformed Churches in Latin America)

4th

05 March 2018

The Daily Struggle for water, especially by women

Rev. Adelaida Jiménez Cortes, Pastor of the Presbyterian Church of Colombia

5th

12 March 2018

Good living: the Road Map to Hope - an Ecuadorian perspective!

 

Veronica Flachier, representative of the CLAI (Latin American Council of Churches) to the International Reference Group of the Ecumenical Water Network of the World Council of Churches

6th

19 March 2018

The open taps in Latin America

Prof. Dr. Jerónimo Granados, an Ordained pastor of the Evangelical Church of Río de La Plata

7th

26 March 2018

Water: a calling to the blessing of caring!

Sr. Raquel de Fátima Colet, She is a Member of the Ecumenical Movement of Curitiba (MOVEC)

01 April 2018

(Easter)