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VIVAT International, Philippines Workshop 2012

Participants to the VIVAT International Workshop-Philippines sign the official report and statement after a four-day workshop held at Saint Arnold Janssen Spirituality Center in Quezon City. In a statement, the group says they renewed their commitment to uphold human rights, seek justice, promote peace, and preserve the integrity of creation. [read…]

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Statement of VIVAT Workshop, Philippines 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…]

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Turning a Page at VIVAT International

It is with this conviction that I pass on the presidency of VIVAT International to Sr. Ma. Theresia Hörnemann. And as I do so, I would like to thank the out-going officials and members of the Board for their selfless service – Sr. Judith Vallimont, SSpS (outgoing Board member), Fr. Emmanuel Kofi Fianu, SVD (outgoing Board secretary), Sr. Zelia Cordeiro dos Santos, SSpS (outgoing ET Chairperson). My thanks also go to the many confreres and sisters in the field who have collaborated and continue to do so with the Executive Team in New York, our representative in Geneva, and the Board of Directors in Rome. [read…]

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VIVAT International Workshop- India 2011

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…]

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VIVAT – Let the People Live

VIVAT was established as an NGO in the year 2000 by the Divine Word Missionaries and the Missionary Sister Servants of the Holy Spirit. In his letter to the SVD and SSpS, Antonio Pernia,SVD said “We anticipate that this will give us the opportunity to witness at what Pope John Paul II has called ‘the new Areopagus’. … [read…]

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VIVAT International Workshop in Quito, Ecuador 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…]

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DECLARACIÓN DE QUITO – Encuentro VIVAT Internacional

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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