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Ecumenical Water Network

The Ecumenical Water Network (EWN) strives to promote the preservation, responsible management and the equitable distribution of water for all, based on the understanding that water is a gift of God and a fundamental human right.

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Water, sanitation and hygiene—and the positive difference churches can make

Water, sanitation and hygiene—and the positive difference churches can make

Dinesh Suna, coordinator of the World Council of Churches (WCC) Ecumenical Water Network, offers insights on how religious institutions are influencing, in innovative and positive ways, people’s access to water, sanitation and hygiene

Webinar to explore link between religion, hygiene

Webinar to explore link between religion, hygiene

A webinar entitled "Where Faith Speaks," to be held 28 April, will explore the link between faith and religious norms, and water, sanitation and hygiene.

WCC offers World Water Day reflection: hand-washing is not easy for all

WCC offers World Water Day reflection: hand-washing is not easy for all

In a reflection offered for World Water Day, observed 22 March, the World Council of Churches (WCC) reflects on the importance of hand-washing in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Prayer for the World Water Day, 22 March 2020

Prayer for the World Water Day, 22 March 2020

A prayer for today by Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, General Secretary World Council of Churches

On World Water Day, WCC and ACT Alliance urge ensuring access to clean water for hand-washing

On World Water Day, WCC and ACT Alliance urge ensuring access to clean water for hand-washing

On World Water Day, observed 22 March, the World Council of Churches (WCC) and ACT Alliance released a joint statement urging churches and faith-based organisations to ensure that people have access to clean, affordable, sufficient water to meet their physical and domestic needs, including that of hand-washing.

WCC expresses condolences upon passing of Adv Rajendra Sail, noted human rights activist

WCC expresses condolences upon passing of Adv Rajendra Sail, noted human rights activist

Adv Rajendra Sail, a noted human rights activist and ecumenist from India, passed away on 26 January, at age 72. Sail stood out from the Christian community for his deeper engagements on human rights issues and bold steps in questioning the government on its failures to adhere to the principles of democracy and secular commitment.

WCC’s Ecumenical Water Network invites a pilgrimage of water justice in the Pacific region

WCC’s Ecumenical Water Network invites a pilgrimage of water justice in the Pacific region

The pre-launch of the Lenten campaign “Seven Weeks for Water” was held in Suva, Fiji, on 21 January, under the theme “A Pilgrimage of Water Justice in the Pacific Region.” In 2020, the World Council of Churches (WCC) Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace has a regional focus in the Pacific region.

Photos portray suffering caused by climate change - but offer hope as well

Photos portray suffering caused by climate change - but offer hope as well

As we begin the year 2020, wildfires rage from the Arctic to Australia, icecaps melt, and fierce storms and floods lash our cities. This is already “the new normal.” Sean Hawkey, a photographer for ecumenical organisations including the World Council of Churches (WCC), selected photos from his archive as a reflection on a decade of work.

New WCC “Eco Ambassadors” pledge to protect our ecology

New WCC “Eco Ambassadors” pledge to protect our ecology

Participants of the World Council of Churches (WCC) 2019 Eco School in Asia have pledged to serve as “Eco Ambassadors” who will protect our waters, promote food sovereignty, health and wellbeing and stand for climate justice with a sense of urgency.

WCC joins gathering of Blue Communities in Brussels

WCC joins gathering of Blue Communities in Brussels

The World Council of Churches (WCC) was represented at a gathering of more than 40 organizations from across Europe involved in the Blue Community initiative. Blue Communities, a concept founded by the Council of Canadians and the Blue Planet Project, recognize water and sanitation as human rights, promote public control over water resources and ban or phase out the sale of bottled water in public facilities and at events.