Session A3: Water is Sacred, Water is Life: Living our Mercy and Jesuit Mission for Water Affordability and Access

Session A3: Water is Sacred, Water is Life: Living our Mercy and Jesuit Mission for Water Affordability and Access

Date/Time:
August 20, 2024, 9:15 AM
Location:
TBD

Presenters: E. Prasad Venugopal, Sr. Mary Ellen Howard, Sisters of the Mercy of the Americas: Sylvia Orduno, Peoples Water Board Coalition: Kimberly Redigan, Pax Christi Morgan

Session Description: The Ojibwe teach us that “water is life” – a recognition of the interconnected relationships that water has with every living thing on Earth. In turn, the Critical Concerns of the Sisters of Mercy, and Pope Francis’ Laudato Si’ recognize that “access to safe drinking water is a basic and universal human right” consistent with the “inalienable dignity” of all persons.

Participants will learn the history of grassroots movements for safe and affordable water in Detroit and other cities; hear of the personal experiences of local citizens affected by a denial of their water rights; and take action to promote the creation of a statewide water affordability program.

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