In "Gather the Spirit," a Tapestry of Faith program
Invite participants and congregation members to a viewing of the 2008 documentary film, "Flow." Directed by Irena Salina and an official 2008 Sundance selection, the film asks "Can anyone really own water?" It explores the role of corporations in privatizing water to sell in bottles. According to the film, fresh water is a $400 billion dollar global industry; the third largest behind electricity and oil. The film offers calls to action—ways viewers can get involved and help change the course of global water usage.
For this gathering, you may wish to use the symbolic (water) chalice lighting which opens and closes Gather the Spirit workshops. Show the film, then guide a discussion. Be ready to present local opportunities for action that the Gather the Spirit group and the congregation can take. You might use these questions:
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Last updated on Saturday, December 10, 2011.
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