Students drink from a water system in the playground of a Fairtrade-supported school in Rapar district, Gujarat, India.


This years Seven Weeks for Water will focus on the theme Leveraging water for peace,” also the theme of World Water Day on 22 March. During Lent, various activities around Seven Weeks for Water will take place online and in-person.  

Short reflections and resources on water and peace-related issues written by several prominent theologians and church leaders from around the world will be available in different languages online, and distributed via WCC platforms for member churches and all people of good will. 

While water has a strong spiritual significance in the Christian tradition as a gift of God, this scarce resource is threatened and denied to millions around the world.

Since 2008, the WCC Ecumenical Water Network has been providing weekly theological reflections and other resources on water for the 40 days of Lent (divided into seven weeks). 

Click here to learn more about the topics of the reflections, authors and dates of publication