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One surprising idea to help solve a water crisis By Amanda Ruggeri 2 May Arid Jordan faces refugee and water challenges, but these women are here to help Start the gallery Scroll to view the gallery When I meet Tahani Shatti and her cousin Khawla Shatti, they pull me in for a warm greeting: They are confident and composed.
Over biscuits and cardamom coffee, Tahani in particular punctuates her answers with easy laughs. And Tahani hardly ever went beyond a five-minute drive from her home in Jofa, shown here, a small village in Jordan just a few kilometres from the Dead Sea.
For errands, she would take a taxi from her house to the grocery store, then return home.
I have the most important things: The women started a new career… a particularly surprising one. When we leave the house, both women pull their niqabs, the face veils frequently worn in parts of Jordan and around the Arabian Peninsula, up to their eyes. Over her modest clothing, Tahani adds something else: Back inthey were in the original pilot group of 17 in Water Wise Women: And demand for the programme is growing.
It is opening up to a new city in the spring — Mafraq, one of the places hardest-hit by the refugee crisis — where it will train another 75 women. The catalyst behind the programme was simple: Jordan is running out of water.
The kingdom currently has about cubic metres of water available per person, per year. For decades, one major problem has been political and military conflict. This both has made for lack of cooperation over water resources and sometimes has directly been caused by water access itself.
Many regional disagreements centre on the Jordan River, which is fed by tributaries from Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Israel and the Palestinian territories. This has hindered attempts to not only share water but to protect the river — where both water quality and amount have plummeted in the last few decades, as shown in this photograph of a nearly dry river bed in the West Bank after a recent drought.
A more recent, extra pressure has been the Syrian conflict. But one major — and perhaps more immediately solvable — part of the problem is water leakage. One estimate holds that if all of that wasted water could be saved, it would provide the basic needs for 2.
Some of these leaks are practically invisible; only someone who is trained would know what to look for. Others are visible, but have been difficult to fix thanks to a logistical, and cultural, issue. And until recently, all the plumbers were men.
And how much water would she lose in the meantime? But in conservative areas like this one, the cultural barriers can be even greater. When the women went out to do their first tasks in the community, they were laughed at.
Men told them it was impossible. Even other women were astonished, Shawla says.The health care sharing ministry landscape is dominated by five major players with the largest memberships and highest revenue, spread across the country and across Christian denominations.
Samaritan Ministries (in Illinois), Christian Healthcare Ministries (in Ohio), and Medi-Share (in Florida) are the three large evangelical operations. download a pdf of the complete essay by david scholer on women in ministry WOMEN IN MINISTRY In the following article, we present Fuller Seminary’s position on women in ministry, as described and biblically supported by the late Professor of New Testament David M.
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In –2, Paul refers to a woman named Phoebe as a deacon and describes her as a fellow laborer for the gospel. Scholarships for Women. It wasn't always easy to find scholarships for women, but today there are many sources for free financial aid for women who want to pursue higher education.
The second paper, written by David Norris, focuses mainly on the history of Pentecostal women in ministry. He gave a brief mention to the emergence of Holiness women preachers, and then fast-forwards to the Pentecostal movement.