Statement of VIVAT Workshop, Philippines 2012

December 3, 2012

Inspired by all the inputs and motivated by the vision and mission of VIVAT International to seek justice, promote peace, and preserve the integrity of creation, we renew our commitment to upholding human rights by working towards the eradication of poverty, restoring the rights of indigenous peoples, preserving creation, upholding sustainable development and working for structural and political change. [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…]

VIVAT International Indonesia Workshop 2012

October 30, 2012

On September 24–29, 2012 VIVAT International held a workshop for its members in Indonesia and Timor Leste at the Retreat House of Siloam in Kuwu, West Flores – Indonesia. The workshop was attended by 80 [read…]

VIVAT International Workshop- India 2011

January 16, 2012

All the Provinces reported on their JPIC activities. Included in their reports were the following topics: HIV /AIDS treatment, prevention and rehabilitation; Street Children; Rights of Indigenous Peoples; Land alienation and tribal lands; Children; Women; Domestic/Migrant Workers; People affected by leprosy; the Physically and mentally challenged individuals; and Rag Pickers. Additional reports were given on initiatives for income generation, vocational training and the conflicts in the Middle East (Palestinian Rights), Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Indonesia. The reports stressed the importance of networking both with non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and the governments for the rights of the people. [read…]

NAVODAYA: Center for Women and Children

October 4, 2011

Navodaya, the social center in Mysore, is focused on the empowerment of women and children who are marginalized and underprivileged. We, the Adorers of the Blood Of Christ, ASC sisters and the staff, are committed to the cause of women and children. [read…]

International Human Rights Day – 2010

December 14, 2010

College of the Holy Spirit of Manila has been an advocate of Human Rights for many decades now and this annual observance of the International Human Rights Day is a concrete manifestation of such commitment.  [read…]

Religious Voices on Biodiversity

December 14, 2010

The tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP10) was held in Nagoya, Japan from December 18 – 29, 2010.  There are many VIVAT members working in Nagoya, [read…]

Plant-for-the-Planet

June 17, 2010

Over the past few decades, the issue of global warming has become a pervasive topic in the discourse among policymakers worldwide. However, climate change talks may be a helpful forum for voicing concerns and ideas, [read…]

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