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Water of Life - An invitation to participate the Ecumenical Water Network

This brochure is produced by the Justice, Peace, Creation Team of the World Council of Churches to highlight the work on water concerns by many of the WCC member churches and ecumenical partners who have formed together the Ecumenical Water Network.

01 January 2006

This brochure is produced by the Justice, Peace, Creation Team of the World Council of Churches to highlight the work on water concerns by many of the WCC member churches and ecumenical partners who have formed together the Ecumenical Water Network.

This brochure concentrates on the important role of community-based initiatives and the right to water.

The second part of the text, which serves as the framework for the Ecumenical Water Network (EWN) has been agreed by a working group on Water at a WCC Consultation at Mission 21, Basel, from 9-13 May, 2005.

This text refers to fundamental convictions and issues foraction and advocacy that are to be shared with a wider group of member churches and ecumenical partners in an emerging Ecumenical Water Network.

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Table of contents:

- Introduction

- The biblical witness

- Water: Sacred gift of Life - Stories of hope

- Statement by his all Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew for the WCC Working Group on Water - spanish/ english

- Pressing issues

- Solidarity with vulnerable communities

- Ecumenical declaration by churches of Brazil and Switzerland - spanish/english

- Framework for the ecumenical Water Network

- Machakos Statement

- Links

Download : water-of-life06.pdf