World Toilet Day, a UN Day of Observance, is held each year on 19 November
More people in the world have a mobile phone (6 billion) than have access to a toilet (4.5 billion). One initiative linked with World Toilet Day is Toilet Twinning, begun by CORD (Christian Outreach for Relief & Development) and now run by Tearfund. This promotes projects for improving sanitation in some of the poorest communities in the world, raising funds and awareness through twinning toilets. For £60, a home, church or school can be linked to somewhere where facilities are very different. The funds raised help Tearfund deliver water and sanitation projects in more than 25 countries. Those twinned receive a certificate and photo, with coordinates of the toilet twinned.
For more information see www.toilettwinning.org
Pray for the Toilet Twinning initiative and how your church might get involved to help change the lives of those at risk from poor sanitation, for the work of CORD and Tearfund and for all who live daily without clean water or suitable sanitation.
Upton Deanery – Rural Dean: Christopher Moss; Lay Chair: Maria Toman
Diocese of Uyo (Nigeria): Bishop Prince Asukwo Antai Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church: Archbishop Urmas Viilma with Bishops Einar Soone, Tiit Salumäe, Joel Luhamets, Andres Taul
Diocese of Rochester: Bishop James Langstaff