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Activists call attention to the misuse of water and need for conservation

The Faith and Ecology Network calls on the communities of all religions in Australia to promote among their own members a respectful use of water in both rural and urban settings. We urge them to publicly join in campaigns for a wise use of the gift of water.

Following a recent conference held at St Patrick's College, Strathfield, a coalition of activists from a wide range of religions has drawn attention to the water crisis facing Australia and the world.

They have issued a statement saying "As a coalition of believers from nine faith traditions we state that the misuse of water by Australians is a grave abuse. We are grateful to the people helping us to change our ways. However, we call on all levels of governments to immediately implement more radical solutions to the water crisis in urban and rural areas, and we call on the members of all religions to support these solutions as a moral and spiritual issue."

Faith & Ecology Network - The Water Crisis: Religions speak out

22 Jun 2004