Learn about the “Water for the World” Act Today

When I blogged earlier today about the drought situation and our Lenten prayers, I had no idea about the following online discussion that is happening TODAY in just less than an hour. If you’re free – be sure to check it out! I’ll include the full press release below for your information.

Please join Catholic Relief Services and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops for an online Catholics Confront Global Poverty discussion:

Essential for Life:

Water for the World Act

March 12, 2014

12:30-1:00 P.M. EDT

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Background: Water is essential for life. It’s shocking, then, to learn that 768 million people worldwide lack access to safe drinking water.  We can do something to change this dire situation for our brothers and sisters in a meaningful way: we can support 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.

Join us for:

  • 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 theMarch 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.

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