Recently, Holy Land Trust welcomed Kate Bunney from Walking Water, a California-based movement with a call for collaboration and unity in vision and hope for preserving water, a natural, beautiful element of life that is threatened by man-made project. The movement was inspired by the “development projects” that bring clean mountain water to the large metropolis of Los Angeles at the expense of indigenous people and the environment.
Phase 1 of this journey started in 2015 and spanned 180 miles, lasting 22 days (you can read a full report here). The fall of 2016 will see the second phase of participants - Contact Walking Water if you’d like to join them on the next journey from Owens Lake to the Cascades in Sylmar, LA.
The vision of Walking Water is more than this physical gathering of people. It is the desire to unite voices from all over the world that can relate to water issues and scarcity. It is an invitation to ask questions and seek answers in our communities. It’s a plea to radically re-think how we act, think and live in relation to water.
The struggle for indigenous rights and environmental justice is something we relate to in the West Bank, where communities are cut off from their water sources (like natural springs), people are prohibited from digging wells that would capture precious rainwater to be used for irrigation, and where farmers and many households are forced to buy water from Israeli authorities. See graphic below for more info.
We at Holy Land Trust invite you as well to be part of the movement! Educate yourself about water scarcity and pollution, Conserve water individually and within your communities, Pray for all peoples (indigenous and otherwise)… and Join the movement!