World Social Forum 2016

August 15, 2016

Another World Is Needed. Together It Is Possible The 12th World Social Forum was the first of its kind to be held in northern hemisphere of the world. It does provide a space for developing […]

Breaking the Silence 

July 2, 2015

From VIVAT Bolivia – we share details of our last experience from this space we share with different congregations which also have representation at the UN. We have been working since 2013 on the making of […]

MOAB Twenty-five Years of Resistance

May 2, 2015

In the Southern border of Sao Paulo State, Brazil, there is a large valley surrounded by mountains and cut by a major river, Ribeira do Iguape, with an abundance of streams and small rivers forming […]

VIVAT International at Church and Mining Meeting

January 26, 2015

Brazilia, December, 2014 This year in Brasilia, Brazil, representatives of VIVAT International came together with representatives of partner organization from 13 countries both religious and lay backgrounds to participate in the “Churches and Mining” in […]

Paraguay, VIVAT Workshop 2014

December 15, 2014

From August 4-8, 2014, ninety-one representatives of VIVAT International from Paraguay, Argentina, Brazil and Chile met in Pikyry, Paraguay for a VIVAT International Workshop. In the workshop, there were several presentations by local resource persons: […]

The Reality of Illegal Mining

June 27, 2014

Illegal mining affects several countries of the Amazon region. Deforestation, pollution of water and air, affecting biodiversity, human trafficking and labor exploitation are some of the common problems of Colombia, Venezuela, Brazil, Ecuador and Bolivia […]

Dialogue on Life and Mining

December 12, 2013

Open letter from religious and lay stewards of the goods of creation in Latin America. We are religious and lay men and women from Latin America moved by the critical situation of our peoples vis-à-vis the extractive industry—they are impacted day after day by the destruction of Creation, by the indiscriminate exploitation of common goods, and by the repression and exclusion that causes social conflicts, infringes human rights, and destroys vital ecosystems. […]

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