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World Water Day 2012

“World Water Day is observed on March 22 every year. The day to recognize the importance of earth’s most precious natural resource was proposed 20 years ago at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development. While we often take water for granted, many cannot. And water plays a role in almost everything we do. We drink it, wash in it, play in it, generate power with it, irrigate crops with it, travel and transport goods on it, fight fires with it, and worship with it. Gathered here are images of water from the last year in all its uses, in scarcity and in abundance.” — Lane Turner from The Boston Globe
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But wait…there’s a movie

For those of you who “don’t have time” to read for pleasure, The Whistleblower (Missed the book review? Read it here.), was recently made into a movie. I haven’t had a chance to actually watch the film, but I can tell by preview that it’s not identical to the book; it looks like a few things have been added for dramatization. That’s to be expected though, and the reviews are nevertheless quite favorable. If you can find the time, read the book. Books are always better. If not, watch the movie and tell us about it! We would love to hear about your reactions to it.

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World Day of Social Justice

The United Nations has chosen today, February 20th, 2012, to commemorate social justice and to challenge people to if be aware of the injustices being committed everyday on a world-wide scale. Here on Rediscovering Social Justice, we each decided to commemorate today by defining social justice and talking about what the term means to each of us individually. If you take the time to read our ramblings, we thank-you, and we also encourage you to share your own ramblings with someone else today as well.

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