In "Gather the Spirit," a Tapestry of Faith program
Form two groups. Tell one group they are "water owners" and gather them around the work table that has the pan of water. Tell the other group they are "landowners" and gather them around the work table that has the paper.
Ask the two groups to divide their resource equally so each owner gets a fair share. Do not give any further instruction.
Give the groups just a few minutes. Then, process the activity with these questions.
Explain that in many parts of the world, there are struggles happening about this very issue. People do not have free and unrestricted access to the water they need. Part of the problem is that countries or communities direct the flow of fresh water to keep more of it for themselves. Part of the problem is corporations that take water that flows through land they own, and put it in bottles to sell.
If you are not going to do the Faith in Action, you may want to recommend the movie "Flow" for participants to watch on their own. It is a documentary that explains the struggles of people who need water being denied access because of large corporations.
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Last updated on Saturday, December 10, 2011.
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