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…]

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…]

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…]

DECLARACIÓN DE QUITO – Encuentro VIVAT Internacional

November 6, 2010

Los religiosos y religiosas de los diferentes Institutos: Misioneros Combonianos del Corazón de Jesús, Hermanas Misioneras Combonianas, Sociedad del Verbo Divino, Misioneras Siervas del Espíritu Santo, Misioneros Oblatos de María Inmaculada, Hermanitas de la Asunción, Religiosas de la Asunción, provenientes de México, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Colombia, Ecuador, Perú, Cuba, miembros de ” VIVAT Internacional”, Organización No Gubernamental con Estatus Consultivo con el Consejo Económico y Social de las Naciones Unidas (ECOSOC) y Asociado al Departamento de Información Pública (DIP) de las Naciones Unidas, nos hemos reunido en Quito – Ecuador con la finalidad de conocer la visión, objetivos y propósitos de VIVAT International y compartir nuestras experiencias pastorales y otras actividades enfocadas en Justicia, Paz e Integridad de la Creación.

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VIVAT North America Workshop 2010

June 8, 2010

On April 15-17, nine congregations gathered together for a Vivat North America workshop in Washington, DC. These congregations included: Holy Spirit Missionary Sisters, Divine Word Missionaries, Oblates of Mary Immaculate, Adorers of the Blood of [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…]

VIVAT International Workshop – Brazil 2009

December 14, 2009

For the first time members of the eight religious congregations that form VIVAT International came together for a week- long workshop in Brazil. There were 40 participants. The workshop included a day on spirituality… [read…]

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