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New Releases for World Water Day

by St Pauls Institute

Posted: 29 Mar 2017

As part of our international JustWater programme, we ran a virtual event for World Water Day with new items released throughout the day to highlight a wide range of different approaches, challenges and celebrations around water.

The full set of releases for the day can be found below:

Why Water?
Barbara Ridpath, Director of St Paul's Institute
Article explaining the World Water Day virtual event and reasoning behind the JustWater programme.

Let's Treat Water as Sacred

The Most Revd Dr Thabo Makgoba, Archbishop of Capetown

Our Choices Make a Difference #1

Prayer for World Water Day

Written by the Revd Canon Michael Hampel, Precentor of St Paul's Cathedral

Poem for World Water Day
Caleb Femi, Young People's Laureate for London

'Wild Water'
Barbara Frost, CEO of WaterAid
WaterAid's new report, 'Wild Water', looks at the impact of catastrophic weather events on rural populations living in poverty, where access to safe water is already difficult.

'Tides' an interview with Pablo Genovės
Pablo Genovės and the Revd Canon Mark Oakley, Chancellor of St Paul's Cathedral

Our Choices Make a Difference #2

Smart Water for Business with BITC
Katie Spooner, Head of Water for Business in the Community

JustWater Spoken Word
Jordan "Jords" Wilks, Rapper/Songwriter

Readings for World Water Day
Imtiaz Dharker, Poet

Our Choices Make a Difference #3

Is it safe to drink the water? Healthy humans and water justice
Recording of an event run by JustShare

Stations of Water Art Exhibition
An introduction from the organisers, Oxana Smirnova and the Revd Regan O'Callaghan

JustWater Photography Competition (22 March - 6 April 2017)
Launch announcement for a photography competition on Twitter and Instagram.

We hope that you enjoy these items and would encourage you to share them online and with your friends and colleagues. 
Special thanks to everyone who took part and helped us produce the releases!

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St Paul's Institute seeks to foster an informed Christian response to the most urgent ethical and spiritual issues of our times: equality, stewardship, and the meaning of the common good.

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