September 25th, 2013: Today a special alliance was launched at the UNICEF headquarters at the United Nations. Convened by Rabbi Soetendorp and Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswati, religious heads from around the world officially launched the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance (GIWA) - an alliance of...

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"A Fundamental Shift in Mindset - Water, from a Commercial Commodity to a Sacred Gift" is the title of a joint statement of religious leaders participating in the Wings for Water Dialogue and the World Water Day Celebrations that took place in The Hague on March 21 and 22. The statement has...

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Unpublished Alliance for Peacebuilding (formerly the Alliance for International Conflict Prevention and Resolution)

"It is a true miracle that we are able to assemble at this critical juncture to help forge a global partnership for living water for all." With these words did Rabbi Soetendorp open the "Living Water - Towards a Water-secure World"-Conference that the Soetendorp Institute organized together with...

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small_waterfall_small"Wings for Water" will be the theme of a multistakeholder dialogue on water cooperation that the Dutch government will be hosting in the historical Peace Palace in The Hague on March 21st. This dialogue will be held in connection with the official celebration of World Water Day 2013 on March 22...

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The Soetendorp Institute


Jacob Soetendorp Institute for Human Values
Van Wijngaerdenstraat 21
2596 TW The Hague
The Netherlands