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New collective effort, “We care for our common home”, pushes new water law

Prominent NGOs from El Salvador including Caritas, Catholic Relief Services, COFOA, University of Central America and others have formed the joint effort called ¨Cuidemos la Casa de Todos¨ to press for a new version of the general water law and the constitutional amendment needed to protect water for everyone in the country. Archbishop José Luis Escobar Alas has agreed to join the group to deliver the law to the legislative assembly for approval.

To strengthen  COFOA support, forty leaders gathered to reflect on Catholic social teaching outlined in Pope’s encyclical and the social justice work of Bishop Romero. It is this social justice perspective that propels COFOA and other allies to work in support of the National Water Law and the constitutional amendment, Article 69. Water is a human right! Water must not be privatized! This session was led by Fr. Justin Gordian from St. Teresa Catholic Parish and Anglican pastor, Fr. Antonio Lopez.

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