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Lenten Lecture 2014: Water Has No Enemy - Water As a Human Right - Jesuits of North-West Africa Province | Society of Jesus

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Fr. Agbonkhianmeghe Orobator, SJLenten Lecture 2014: Water Has No Enemy - Water As a Human Right

Fr. Agbonkhianmeghe Orobator, SJ delivers a Lenten Lecture,"Water Has No Enemy - Water as a Human Right", at the Pontifical University, Maynooth, Ireland. He begins by asserting that: 

"It may be true that water has not enemy, but this vital substance is anything but ethically neutral. Water creates many enemies! … water and the quest for it render it a highly ethically charged substance with monumental consequences…"


Citing the Catholic Social thought as an ethical framework within which and from which to engage this issue he says that: 


"The commodification of water as a privatized tradable resource, the inaccessibility of water to the most vulnerable populations and the indiscriminate pollution of water bodies all constitute a grave assault on this most vital and essential common good and the right of human and natural ecologies that depend on it for survival…"

 See: Video - Fr. Agbonkhianmeghe Orobator, SJ Lenten Lecture: Water Has No Enemy- Water as a Human Right


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