Clean water is both a fundamental spiritual and physical need. Water, with its connective and restorative properties, helps us connect with God's creation and sustain us. In many traditions, water is a sign of new life and rebirth - to let it become polluted with chemicals, trash, and harmful waste is to fail to protect and steward the gift of life which God gave us. Join the faithful around the country as they proclaim the wonders of God's waters.
Faith in Action
Statements & Letters
Clean Water Act
Listen to Avery Lamb, Co-Executive Director of Creation Justice Ministries and NRPE partner, explain the importance of the Clean Water Act from a faith perspective.
Pope Francis' Laudato Si': Water as a Human Right
"Even as the quality of available water is constantly diminishing, in some places there is a growing tendency, despite its scarcity, to privatize this resource, turning it into a commodity subject to the laws of the market. Yet access to safe drinkable water is a basic and universal human right, since it is essential to human survival and, as such, is a condition for the exercise of other human rights. Our world has a grave social debt towards the poor who lack access to drinking water, because they are denied the right to a life consistent with their inalienable dignity." - LS 30
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