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NCC marks 'World Water Day'
with new water stewardship resource

Washington, March 14, 2007 The National Council of Churches USA's (NCC) Eco-Justice Program is commemorating World Water Day with a new water stewardship resource for congregations. 

Entitled, "Water Stewards:  A Toolkit for Congregational Care of Local Watersheds," the resource is available in time for the March 22 observance of World Water Day.

This resource assists congregations in learning how they can be good water stewards, provides theological foundations for water stewardship, and an adult water curriculum for churches wishing to do further reflection and study.

"There are over 500 references to water in the Bible," said Cassandra Carmichael, director of Eco-Justice Programs at the NCC.  "As Christians, we have a moral obligation to care for God's gift of water and protect our nation's waterways."

"Water Stewards: A Toolkit for Congregational Care of Local Watersheds," can be downloaded here by signing in to the eco-justice network.  Also available for congregations in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed is a special edition resource entitled, "Stewards of the Bay: A Toolkit for Congregations in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed."

The NCC is the ecumenical voice of America's Orthodox, Protestant, Anglican, historic African American and traditional peace churches.  These 35 communions have 45 million faithful members in 100,000 congregations in all 50 states.  The NCC has focused on the stewardship of creation for more than 25 years.

NCC Eco-Justice contact:  Cassandra Carmichael, 202.481.6928, .
NCC News contact:  Dan Webster, 212.870.2252, .


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