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... connects 600 million evangelical Christians around the globe with global efforts to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

... provides impetus for broader engagement of evangelical churches and individual Christians around the globe to care for creation

... illustrates the diverse contributions to sustainable development made by evangelical churches around the world through their faith and practical action

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  • Faith Community is a Blue Community
    Faith Community is a Blue Community – Joint side event during UN Water Conference 2023 “Faith Community is a Blue Community” was the title of a hybrid side event on World Water Day 2023 that WEA had jointly organized and co-sponsored together with partners on Wednesday, 22 March 2023. The […]
  • Insights, Challenges and Hope – Day 2 of the UN Water Conference
    On the second day of the UN Water Conference, the WEA team again participated in plenary sessions and side events at the UN headquarters in New York. John Girgis, Permanent Representative of the WEA to the UN in New York, attended an Interactive Dialogue titled “Water for Cooperation: transboundary […]
  • “Water is life” – Day 1 of the UN Water Conference
    Today, the UN Water Conference 2023 began in New York at the United Nations headquarters. It is a historic moment for global efforts to ensure fair and unrestricted access to water and sanitation for every human being on this planet (a reality that, unfortunately, is still far from existing). At […]
  • Clean Water and Sanitation – Streams in the Wilderness
    On March 22-24, government delegations, business leaders, non-profits and activists will gather in New York City for the 2023 UN Water Conference.  The focus of the conference will be on accelerating the global advancement of Sustainable Development Goal 6: Clean Water and Sanitation.  […]
  • UN target: 30 percent of the world’s oceans to become protected areas
    After long and tough negotiations, the United Nations have agreed on a text to protect the world’s oceans. The head of the UN conference that brought about the agreement, Rena Lee, said at the United Nations headquarters in New York to applause from delegates: “The ship has reached the […]

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Richard Kirenga from the New York WEA Office shares his hope that the commitments made during the #UNWaterConference - especially by state actors - translate into reality.

#WaterAction #WaterIsAHumanRight


Karen Chong from the New York WEA Office participated in the „Drop of Hope“ side event during #UNWaterConference. Several faith-related side events took place during the last 3 days in New York. More:

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The Co-Directors of the WEA Sustainability Center Dr Chris Elisara (San Diego) and Matthias Boehning (Bonn) have been participating in the #UNWaterConference and have had many meaningful meetings and interactions with partners and stakeholders.


@WEA_UN @WEAnews

Rev Allen Drew from the WEA Sustainability Center watched the closing plenary of #UNWaterConference today. His key takeaway: „The Water Agenda is integral to the Climate Agenda and so many other agendas: peace, prosperity & sustainable development.“

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Faith Community is a Blue Community - Side event during #UNWaterConference

#WaterAction #WaterIsAHumanRight

@WEA_UN @WEAnews @SRWatSan @ELCA @PaRDSecretariat @Oikoumene @MaudeBarlow @WEASecGen @UNEPFaith4Earth @AaccCeta
@EWNWCC @BluePlanetProj

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