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Why is water so unique and fundamental to life?

The Institute’s Specific Issues Committee, Eco-Justice has prepared a backgrounder on the role of water in our eco-system. Drawing on the expertise of those working in the field, the Committee explores the unique qualities of water: its role, structure and capabilities.

The Institute’s Specific Issues Committee, Eco-Justice has prepared a backgrounder on “Understanding the Role of Water in the Ecosystem”.

The backgrounder includes a well documented insight into the issue by Russell Maule written specifically for Mercy M@tters “Understanding the Role of Water in the Eco-system Water-Table” (A new paradigm in thinking and understanding the workings of the Natural World).

Peter Andrews explores why the Australian landscape is so hot, dry and flat. Peter is currently trying to convince the Australian Government of the need for an education programme based on his natural sequence farming principles

The Reflection calls us to gather in a sacred space and focus on the all that is holy. “We are gathered on holy ground, we are holy…” Those gathered are invited to reflect on scripture texts and to pray, “May this water nourish our appreciation of life flowing within us and call us to deep stillness and peace”.

Graphic source: International Decade for Action Water for Life, 2005-2015

From: Specific Issues Committee, Eco-Justice (Sisters Margaret Abbott, Mary Dennett, Kate McGrath and Patricia Powell). The Committee warmly invites your response to the article or the issue.
Contact: Carmel Heagerty RSM, Institute Justice Co-ordinator