The World Council of Churches launches the Ecumenical Water Network. The worst of the COVID-19 pandemic may be over soon as vaccines are being rolled out in many countries. Yet the global water, sanitation and hygiene crisis remains a considerable challenge. A newsletter “Together for Water” is launched.
With stories from across the world, the newsletter will highlight best practices, the voices of young people, news from the United Nations, and compelling photos. The newsletter will serve not only as a platform for members of the World Council of Churches Ecumenical Water Network but also as an inspirational tool for the ecumenical fellowship working toward making water and sanitation a reality for all people.
Bishop Arnold Temple, chairperson of the World Council of Churches Ecumenical Water Network is delighted with the launching of the monthly newsletter. “Across the world, there are countless stories of people bringing hope to their sisters and brothers who do not have access to clean water and sanitation amidst growing water stress around the world,” said Temple. “Water justice needs to become part of our daily narrative because these true stories become the catalyst for the changes we all need to make in our daily lives towards the realization of water and sanitation for all.”
Dinesh Suna, Coordinator of World Council of Churches Ecumenical Water Network and Editor of the Newsletter feels that this initiative will strengthen the water network as it will amplify local stories of water justice to a global audience.