There is a growing tendency, despite its scarcity, to privatize this resource, turning it into a commodity subject to the laws of the market. Yet access to safe drinkable water is a basic and universal human right, since it is essential to human survival and, as such, is a condition for the exercise of other human rights.

Pope Francis, Laudato Si'

Fired by the inspiration of the Gospel and Catherine McAuley, the Sisters of Mercy advocate for clean water rights for all, standing in solidarity with and working alongside those most affected.

Mercy Water Campaign

In preparation for the 2023 UN Water Conference, the first of its kind since 1977, Mercy Global Action organised a Water Task Force. Consisting of a dedicated team of MGA staff, Sisters, and Partners in Ministry from Mercy Congregations and Institutes around the world, the Water Task Force worked diligently over several months to produce two key outcomes – the Mercy Water Campaign (MGA’s commitment to the UN Water Action Agenda), and a campaign ‘toolkit’ containing readings and prayer resources for use by the Mercy World in their engagement with water issues. See below to view these resources.

Mercy Water Campaign