Sunday, 6 March 2011

Seven Weeks for Water is back and it's making a splash for just peace!

River transport in a quilombo, Brazil. © Carlos Penteado/Comissão Pró-Indio

Sign up for this year's great set of Lenten meditations and reflections from Seven Weeks for Water. This year they are all about Water and Just Peace and they're available in French, German and Spanish as well as English. Do let the Ecumenical Water Network if you're translating the material into other langauges.

Don't miss any of the Seven Weeks for Water in 2011, subscribe now to the email notifications. You can already download the World Water Day tool kit with ideas and resources for activities around World Water Day on 22nd March, or the order of Communion for Maundy Thursday.

The importance of access to water was recently affirmed by the Central Committee of the World Council of Churches (WCC). The WCC governing body issued a statement during its meeting in February calling for the implementation of the right to safe and clean drinking water and sanitation as a human right.

Biblical reflections are being posted week by week on along with complementary links and ideas for activities for individuals and congregations. Among them are reflections on Exodus and conflicts around water and oil by the Rev. Canon Dr Ezekiel Babatunde, director of the Institute of Church and Society of the Christian Council of Nigeria, on water conflict in the Holy Land by Fr Afrayem Elorshalimy from the Coptic Orthodox Church and on the role of faith for communities who defend their means of subsistence by José Pilar Alvarez from the Lutheran Church of Guatemala.