Water is essential for life. It’s shocking, then, to learn that 768 million people worldwide lack access to safe drinking water.
Join CRS and USCCB for an online discussion today on the Water for the World Act currently in the House of Representatives. This key piece of legislation will ensure that the world’s most marginalized communities remain front and center in efforts to bolster access to water, sanitation, and hygiene education – resources that save and improve lives.
March 12, 12:30-1 PM EST
The agenda includes:
- An overview of the Church’s ongoing advocacy work to defend the life and dignity of people who are poor and marginalized around the world;
- An opportunity to learn how you can take action on this issue during the March 13 Day of Action and the upcoming Congressional Recess from March 17-21. 2014; and,
- A chance to ask questions and engage in dialogue with experts on this issue.
- Find out what you can do to support the legislation on Thursday’s Day of Action on the Hill and to highlight this issue during next week’s congressional recess.
For more information:
- Learn more about CRS’ work with communities to access clean water and sanitation.
- Check out the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Justice, Peace, and Human Development website for statements and additional resources.
- Review how water is a sacred part of our Catholic identity.