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…]

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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…]