WASH and Faith Resources

21-25 May 2007, Entebbe, Uganda
"I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink"
Matthew 25, 42

Convened by the Ecumenical Water Network (EWN) and hosted by the All Africa Conference of Churches (AACC) and the Uganda Joint Christian Council (UJCC), the "Churches for Water in Africa" Conference took...

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compiled by Imam Ilyasi, Chief Imam of India

The Quran says (what means): "We sent down water from the sky, blessed water whereby We caused to grow gardens, grains for harvest, tall palm-trees with their spathes, piled one above the other - sustenance for (Our) servants. Therewith We gave (new) life...

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The Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace is honored to send to Mr. Michael Slaby Ā«statements, quotations and passages from our traditions and holy scriptures on the sacredness of water and relevant documents on the need to provide universal access to uncontaminated water for allĀ» as requested...

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Bern 22 April 2005

We, the Protestant and Roman Catholic churches of Brazil and Switzerland - represented by our leaders, inspired by local initiatives taken in our parishes and encouraged by the declarations of the worldwide fellowship of churches - on the UN's "Water for Life" international...

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The Most Reverend Dr Thabo Makgoba, Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town:

While we should not sentimentally allegorise every aspect of water, there are parallels from Christian tradition which can inform and energise our attitudes towards its use.  Jesus says that streams of living water will flow...

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rudingDr. Onno Ruding, former Dutch Minister of Finance participated in the Wings for Water Multi Stakeholder Dialogue on March 21 as a special representative of the Pontifical Council of Justice and Peace. During the Conference that took place in the historical Peace Palace in the Hague he was called to...

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An Interfaith Statement to the 4th World Water Forum
March 2006

We, members of the faith community within the United States, offer this statement for consideration by Ministers and all stakeholders participating in the 4th World Water Forum as solutions are sought for existing and expected water...

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"All Praise be Yours, my Lord,

through Sister Water,

so useful, lowly, precious and pure",

St. Francis of Assisi

"In Saint Francis' Canticle, as in nature, everything is connected and interrelated. Water, like blood in a living organism, seems to be the element that connects all creatures. Water is in...

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From His All-Holiness
Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

To the Intergovernmental and International
Wings for Water Conference

The Hague
(March 20-22, 2013)

Distinguished organizers,
Esteemed political and religious leaders,
And dear conference participants,

It is a particular privilege to greet...

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The Soetendorp Institute


Jacob Soetendorp Institute for Human Values
Van Wijngaerdenstraat 21
2596 TW The Hague
The Netherlands