Water

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October 17, 2018

In this July 19, 2002, file photo, the Mackinac Bridge is shown from Mackinaw City, Michigan. Photo: Carlos Osorio/AP

[Episcopal News Service] Two years ago during a Sunday service at Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Petoskey, Michigan, Gary Street heard six words...

May 23, 2017

[Anglican Communion News Service] A roundtable discussion on Zimbabwe has taken place at Lambeth Palace, drawing together a group that included the Bishop of Matabeleland, a representative of the British Foreign Office and a water supply expert who has worked extensively in a number of African...

March 23, 2017

[Episcopal News Service] The demand for water is expected to increase 55 percent by 2030 and at the same time global water resources may only meet 60 percent of the world’s needs.

“Africa, India, the Middle East and Australia already are in crisis,” said Maude Barlow, a former United...

February 6, 2017

[Anglican Communion News Service] Archbishop of Cape Town Thabo Makgoba has said the problem of water supply and sanitation illustrates why South Africa “is one of the most unequal countries in the world.” The archbishop also described the problem of drought as one of the biggest risks facing...

May 10, 2016

[Diocese of Eastern Michigan] This spring’s Happening youth event made a statement with the incorporation of water from around the world into their spiritual practice over the weekend of April 30-May.

Flint, one of the biggest cities in the Episcopal Diocese of Eastern Michigan,...

November 23, 2010

The average American uses more clean, potable water with one toilet flush than many individuals in the Global South have access to in a day. And so, with this fact firmly in mind, it was on a sunny afternoon in early November that I found myself with a group of 27 seminarians and others by a...

February 2, 2009

Churches in Brazil have backed a provision in the newly-passed Bolivian constitution describing water as a "fundamental human right" that may not be controlled by private companies and they say other nations should follow suit.

 

"We call on all countries in the world to also...

March 19, 2008

Episcopal Relief and Development (ERD) is joining in the commemoration of World Water Day 2008 on March 22. The theme of this year's celebration is "Sanitation Matters!"

Clean water is a basic necessity for human life, yet 2.6 billion people around the world suffer from daily water...

May 30, 2007

South African Anglican bishop Geoff Davies stirred debate among church leaders and theologians attending an Ecumenical Water Network conference in the Ugandan capital when he asserted that Christians were making a mistake if they believed God only cared about humanity, while the rest of...

April 23, 2007

Salva Dut, tall, slender, son of a Dinka cattle herdsman, has a smile that will light up any room. History calls him, and thousands of other children who fled Sudan, Lost Boys.

At age 11, Dut, with other children, fled from his school into the bush through gunfire and jet-bomb blasts. As...

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March 22 has been designated World Water Day by the United Nations.