Women’s Alliance for Theology, Ethics, and Ritual (WATER) Seeks Peace

February 25, 2022

The Women’s Alliance for Theology, Ethics, and Ritual (WATER) joins the global cry to stop the war in Ukraine immediately and return to diplomacy.

Wars solve nothing. To the contrary, militarism leads simply to more militarism, as is evidenced, yet again, in the current crisis.

Diplomacy fails at times, but at least it is not engaged in hurling bombs, displacing persons, and destroying Earth.

We watch and weep from afar as the senseless horrors of postmodern war unfold in real time. Nothing is accomplished by terrorizing people, devastating populated areas, and killing cousins and siblings who live on either side of fragile borders.

Peace requires not only patience but also imagination, not only compromise but also creativity. Surely in 2022, both are available in abundance. Now is the time to harness them for the common good. We engage our imaginations and creativity in the service of peace.

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Land Acknowledgement

WATER, located in Silver Spring, Maryland, acknowledges that it sits on the traditional and contemporary homeland of the Piscataway and Nacotchtank (sometimes known as the Anacostan) people, the original stewards of this land.

We are committed to lifting up the names of these lands and the community members from these nations who reside alongside us and who were here long before we were. We affirm WATER’s intention to promote healing, respect, and love for all people through our work, with special indebtedness to Native people whose lands we are privileged to share.

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Interfaith Statement of Support for the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA)

Consider joining over 350 faith leaders from a diversity of religious traditions who have already endorsed the Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, a basic human rights reform ensuring that, “rights will not be denied or abridged… on account of sex.” It represents 150 years of struggle to afford women equal citizenship stature in the United States’ founding charter.