Beth Anderson, Outreach Associate
My previous Lenten commitments have always been focused on me, me, me and what I can change in my own life. I gave up buying new shoes. I gave up eating out-of-season produce. I decided to eat a vegan diet.
These individual actions have a clear impact on my personal life and, by extension, the life of the planet. However, this year I feel the need to do something a little less concrete and to learn more about an issue that remains outside my own experience.
For the next six weeks I will be reading the book Troubled Waters: Religion, Ethics, and the Global Water Crisis, by
I’ll start with this anecdote: I read the first pages of Chamberlain’s book while sitting in a window seat on a bus bound north from downtown
If you’re interested in thinking about the global water crisis as your own Lenten practice, check out Earth Ministry’s NEW website for water-related resources…or simply continue reading my weekly blogs.
Note: My husband and I are also continuing our tradition of eating a vegan diet during Lent, and that practice might occasionally find its way into my blog entries!