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Fall 2014

Water, Water Everywhere

Schedule

 

9/21 – Introduction and Biblical images of water

creation (Genesis 1-2), flood (Genesis 6-9), Red Sea (Exodus 13-14), water from the rock (Exod. 17; Numbers 20), Jordan River (Joshua 3-4), Psalms 23, 65, 69, 93,

 

9/28 – More Biblical Images of Water – New Testament

Jesus’ baptism (Matt. 3), living water (John 4), walking on water (Matt. 14), calming the sea (luke 8)         

 

10/5 – Water in our liturgy (Eucharist, baptism)

Read the baptismal covenant and a Eucharistic Prayer

           

10/12 – Facts about water and how we use it

http://water.epa.gov/learn/kids/drinkingwater/water_trivia_facts.cfm

http://www.allaboutwater.org/water-facts.html

 

10/19 – No class

 

10/26 – Water and the American West

 “The Water Crisis in the West http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2014/06/29/the-water-crisis-in-the-west

More about aquifers

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/08/140819-groundwater-california-drought-aquifers-hidden-crisis/

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/last-drop-americas-breadbasket-faces-dire-water-crisis-n146836

California—Where do we go from here?

http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2014/02/04/epic-california-drought-and-groundwater-where-do-we-go-from-here/

 

11/2 – Access to clean water – a worldwide issue

Millennium Development Goals

http://www.un.org/millenniumgoals/environ.shtml

Worldwide information from UNICEF

http://www.unicef.org/media/media_45481.html

Effects on Children

http://www.unicef.org/health/index_51412.html

Effects on Women

http://water.org/water-crisis/womens-crisis/

 

 

11/9 – Learning about the mission trip to Nicaragua

Parishioners who went on the trip will share their experiences with us.

 

11/16 – The impact of climate change

New research about climate change and water

http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/01/03/3113981/climate-change-water-shortage/

“Water Risk as World Warms”

http://www.nature.com/news/water-risk-as-world-warms-1.14446

 

11/23 – What can we do?

Explore organizations

http://www.thewaterproject.org

http://www.wateraid.org/us

http://www.episcopalrelief.org/what-we-do/our-programs/clean-water

Consider the issue of bottled water

http://thewaterproject.org/bottled_water

Think about water conservation

http://thewaterproject.org/water_conservation

Consider the water challenge!

http://thewaterproject.org/thewaterchallenge

 

The Forum will take a week off for Thanksgiving.  We will resume on Sunday, 12/7 with a 3-week Bible Study on the lections of Advent.

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