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God, Lead Us to Abundant Life and Peace through Water Justice

Statement of the Ecumenical Water Network, World Council of Churches

This statement reflects the fruits of discussions among participants at the Strategic Consultation of the Ecumenical Water Network held in Berlin, Germany on 10-12 June 2013, which strategized towards “universal access to safe drinking water and sanitation”. These discussions took place as Central Europe experienced floods of unprecedented magnitude, killing many, disrupting the lives of millions, destroying homes and businesses, with damages estimated to be in excess of 15 billion Euros. This reiterates the nexus between water and climate change, which needs to be addressed urgently.