NEW DOCUMENT ON SAFE DRINKING WATER

October 10, 2018

THE RIGHT TO SAFE DRINKING WATER

The Episcopal Commission for Justice and Peace of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) has issued a statement on "The Right to Safe Drinking Water".

The General Secretary of the CCCB, Monsignor Frank Leo Jr. explains that, "this statement was approved by the Permanent Council on the recommendation of the Executive Committee in June 2018. Work on the statement had begun in 2017 at the request of the Executive Committee in response to the problem of the right to drinking water. The statement draws particular attention to the privatization of water for corporate profit and the ongoing issue of unsafe drinking water on some reserves in Canada where Indigenous Peoples are living. Earlier this month, Pope Francis focused on water in his Message for the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, 1 September 2018. The United Nations General Assembly has proclaimed 2018-2028 as the International Decade for Action on Water for Sustainable Development.

Read the full text online [HERE]

BTW - The Ukrainian Catholic Church's Bureau on Matters of Ecology has been presenting this issue since 2011 which it introduced with its newsletter dedicated to "Water - God's Gift".

Video from the Ukrianian Catholic website on "Conserving Water"...


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