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…]

The Universal Periodic Review [UPR]

March 2, 2011

  Edward Flynn CSSp of the Geneva Office of VIVAT International follows the activities of the UN Human Rights Council, including the UPR process.  When a country in which VIVAT members are present has been [read…]

VIVAT Members at the UN Commissions

February 16, 2011

Philip Gibbs, SVD is participating in the Commission on Social Development and was the speaker for a side event entitled “Voices from the Grassroots”. VIVAT International has submitted a written statement “Poverty and Culture” for the UN Commission on Social Development (CSocD 49). [read…]

Poverty and Climate Change

February 14, 2011

Co-sponsored the side event “Poverty and Climate Change: Voices from Government, the Grassroots and NGOs”

VIVAT International Workshop in Quito, Ecuador 2010

December 14, 2010

En América Latina y el Caribe, observamos que la mayoría de nuestros pueblos viven realidades que impiden que las personas se desarrollen de una manera plena como seres humanos creados a imagen y semejanza de Dios. Existen alianzas entre los gobiernos con empresas transnacionales que buscan su propio lucro en contra del bien común y la integridad de la creación. Observamos que existe una “mafia de redes perversas” en la trata de personas, de armas y de tráfico de drogas, que promueven guerrillas, violencia, inseguridad, muerte, desplazamiento y destrucción sistemática de la naturaleza. [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…]

Speak up Stop Discrimination

November 23, 2010

This year, 2010, we are invited to remember the human rights defenders who act to end discrimination in all its forms.  Some of these people, like Gandhi and Nelson Mandela are famous.  Others are not [read…]

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