Deaths in DR Congo detention centres doubled in 2012, says UN report

March 14, 2013

“Someone deprived of their liberty, should never be allowed to die of hunger or ill-treatment,” said the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay. “It is the responsibility of the State to keep prisoners alive and in good health, in accordance with international standards. The very serious and persistent problems surrounding detention conditions in the DRC need to be addressed without further delay.” [read…]

Choose Life!

November 7, 2012

FIRST SSPS INTERNATIONAL JPIC SEMINAR           STEYL, OCTOBER 1-21, 2012  We, the fifty-three Missionary Sisters Servants of the Holy Spirit including the Congregational Leadership Team, participated in the First International Justice, Peace and Integrity of [read…]

South Sudan Constitution

October 30, 2012

The urgent need to re-affirm people’s rights and responsibilities South Sudan drew everyone’s attention when became the world’s newest nation on 9th July 2011. However, long before that this African region came to be known [read…]

Declaration of VIVAT International – D.R. Congo 2011

December 31, 2011

We, members of VIVAT INTERNATIONAL, a Non-Governmental Organization of missionary Congregations, network for the respect of human life and the safekeeping of the environment through lobbying, sharing of information and advocating with the instances where decisions are made, nationally as well as internationally. [read…]

At Dakar: My Time of “Mouvance”

March 9, 2011

For me, in Dakar, a true mouvance occurred, that sprang up from the deep, from the bowels of the people and the earth. There they could begin to look for, and even to find the road towards unity and a global theology starting from the concrete experience of different people and moving ahead that speaks “God”. The WSF and WFTL have morphed through the open door to the future where, with differences but without clashes, sincere people can hope to build and live in this possible, different and better world that we all continue to seek. [read…]

VIVAT International Workshop – Nairobi, Kenya 2010

January 18, 2010

We the members and associate members of VIVAT International, from 8 religious congregations, namely, DIVINE WORD MISSIONARIES (S.V.D) SISTER SERVANTS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT (S.Sp.S) THE SPIRITANS (C.S.Sp) COMBONI MISSIONARIES (M.C.C.J) COMBONI MISSIONARY SISTERS (C.M.S) [read…]

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