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Thoughts and Reflections on African Migration and Settlement in Australia.

Sunday, October 29, 2006

The Church and Water Conservation

The church in South Australia is taking a great leap forward in water conservation. Adult baptisms, in the Western suburbs branch of the Uniting Church in Adelaide city, have been banned in the wake of the prolonged drought conditions in the State; according to the Sunday Mail report.

The ban is a symbol of the emerging new sensibility in church policy towards the environment and water conservation.


At 11:35 AM, Anonymous The TechnoBabe said...

Since baptism is symbolic, a drop of oil on the forehead would be a good substitute for submerging in water, don't you think? It is wise to adjust to the needs of the environment and the flowing of the universe.

Happy Thanksgiving, Fancy!!

At 3:24 PM, Blogger Fancy said...

Well said, Technobabe! I like your concept of " a drop of oil on the forehead"; it makes me smile. :))))))

I absolutely agree with you that we must adjust to the needs of the environment, in more ways than one.

Have a great Thanksgiving!

At 9:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

When I got baptised I went down to the beach (at Moana) and got baptised in the ocean. There was NO waste of water this way... and I still got to do it the way Jesus did it (by full emersion)

At 3:41 PM, Anonymous Melanie said...

Hi Fancy,

I wanted to send you a quick note because I read what you wrote about water conservation above.

I just finished helping to create an infographic about how much fresh water goes into things we do and consume. The idea is to bring a little extra awareness to what our every day impact is.

Some of the information was pretty surprising! I had no idea just how much water is needed to produce some of the foods I eat...

Anyway, after reading what you wrote, I thought you might like to use the infographic on African Migrants.

It's totally free to use, of course. If you do use it, please link back to the original source so anyone else that would like to use it can too.

The infographic is here in the original post link: http://www.lochnesswatergardens.com/pondblog/how-much-water/


~ Mel

Melanie Palmero, Loch Ness Water Gardens
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At 7:01 PM, Blogger Fancy said...

Thank you for your wonderful comments and suggestions, Mel. Much appreciated!


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