As a member of the Religious Working Group on Water (RWG), I chair the sub-committee on Water and Extractive Industries, the members of which all happen to be from Catholic organizations. For the past year, this committee has considered doing a mapping exercise to determine where our members throughout the world may be aware of the problems mining industries create for both local communities and the environment. The committee has developed a **Survey Monkey Questionnaire** which we are encouraging our constituents to send to their members who are missionaries in Latin America, Africa and Asia, and even to members who may be serving in mining states in the U.S. where mining practices are impacting Native Americans and others. The purpose is to gather information about mining practices, both destructive and beneficial; types of mining; how communities are affected; and what is being done to address problems. Once this information is gathered and collated, the committee will determine the next steps.
The Survey is available in three languages: English, Spanish, and French. Links to all three are contained in this message. You are invited to review the survey. **We ask that you forward the survey to members of your congregation who may be able to provide information, and encourage them to complete it. ** It is designed to be short, simple and easy to use for those whose lives are very busy.
Water and Extractive Industries Mapping Questionnaire
Cuestionario de Mapeo de las Industrias Extractivas y el Agua
Enquete sur l’Eau et les Industries d’Extractions
We are grateful for your assistance in helping us to identify problematic issues and areas. If you do send the survey to your members, I will appreciate knowing that you have done so. Thank you very much.
T. Michael McNulty, SJ
Justice and Peace Director
Conference of Major Superiors of Men (CMSM)
8808 Cameron Street, Silver Spring, MD 20910
Phone: 301-588-4030, x236; Fax: 301-587-4575