WCC Statement on Water for Life

World Council of Churches 9th Assembly in Porto Alegre, Brazil adopts "Statement on Water for Life"

World Council of Churches 9th Assembly in Porto Alegre, Brazil adopts "Statement on Water for Life"

Water is a symbol of life. The Bible affirms water as the cradle of life, an expression of God’s grace in perpetuity for the whole of creation (Gen 2:5ff). It is a basic condition for all life on Earth (Gen 1:2ff.) and is to be preserved and shared for the benefit of all creatures and the wider creation. Water is the source of health and well-being and requires responsible action from us human beings, as partners and priests of Creation (Rom 8:19 ff., Rev 22). As churches, we are called to participate in the mission of God to bring about a new creation where life in abundance is assured to all (John 10:10; Amos 5:24). It is therefore right to speak out and to act when the life-giving water is pervasively and systematically under threat. 

Click here to read the complete statement from the World Council of Churches.


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