It is imperative that we reawaken to an awareness of a sacred presence within the Earth’s sublime and sophisticated life systems including water, to which the appropriate response is awe. — Heather Eaton
Not a day goes by that we don’t need water. It serves a myriad of uses: we drink it, we cook in it, we water our plants with it, we swim in it, we boat on it, we clean with it, we sit by it, and much more. We experience it with all of our senses: sight, sound, smell, touch, and taste. Without it, life on Earth would perish. That is probably why water is a sacred symbol in all religions, including Christianity, where it is paired with the themes of life, death, love, and hospitality, and where it is the stuff of miracles.
Tragically, humans have tainted much of Earth’s water. Warming temperatures, increasing acidification, over-fishing, pollution, and whaling are just some of the threats our waters face because of human interference. That is why the Ministry for Social Justice, Peace, and Care of Earth is working to protect and restore Earth’s precious, sacred water. We work towards this goal by collaborating with and supporting others such as KAIROS and their Watershed Disciple initiative.
Participants offer prayers for the global ocean at a ritual organized by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Toronto. Click here to learn more about the event.
Click on the links below to connect with other groups working to protect water.
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