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Human Rights Day 2011

Human Rights Day 2011 This year thousands of people decided the time had come to claim their rights. They took to the streets and demanded change. Many found their voices using the internet and instant [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…]


At Dakar: My Time of “Mouvance”

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…]

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VIVAT Members at the UN Commissions

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…]