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E-Newsletter No. 89

December 2021 – On COP26 In this Issue Five Takeaways from Glasgow by Alberto Parise, MCCJ My COP26 Experience by Liam Dunne, SVD Being Fully Committed by Ida Josefine Haurand, SSpS Keeping 1.5°C Goal Alive by Paul Rahmat, SVD Climate [read…]

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COP 26: Being Fully Committed

“May I just say to all delegates I apologize for the way this process has unfolded, and I am deeply sorry.” The President of the 26th Climate Change Conference, Alok Sharma, said this sentence at the beginning of his closing statement after the negotiations closed one day after the official end of the COP. [read…]

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E-Newsletter No. 88

July – November 2021 In this Issue Breaking the Cycle of Poverty and Hunger by Paul Rahmat, SVD Ethical Commitment to Care for Creation by Carlos Ferrada Montero, SVD The 48th Sessions of Human Rights [read…]

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New Superior General of the Spiritans

The General Chapter of the Spiritans, taking place in Bagamoyo, Tanzania since October 3, has elected, on October 18, 2021, as its new Superior General, Fr. Alain Mayama, a member of the province of Congo Brazzaville and presently General Assistant in Rome.
Alain Mayama was born in Congo Brazzaville in 1971. He made his Perpetual Religious Profession in 1999. He was ordained priest in 2000. [read…]

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Philippines: Planting Trees Around the Watershed

We planted Acacia Auri seedlings in the watershed at Kamalig, Poog, Toledo City, Philippines.  This initiative aims to revive the source of water that supplies more than 100 households around the area. The older residents describe the flow of water from the tank as the size of a human head.  [read…]

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Paraguay: Addressing the Indigenous People Concerns

The Holy Spirit Indigenous Pastoral of Paraguay organized a virtual meeting with its partner of VIVAT International on September 30, 2021. The meeting was held at the right time, and it was very hopeful by considering the problematic social situation the indigenous communities are facing in Paraguay. [read…]

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Poland: Fu Shenfu Migrant Centre in Warsaw

The SVD commitment to migrants and refugees began in the 1980s when foreigners came to Poland. In the early 1990s, migrants from Sri Lanka, Poland, and Afghanistan arrived. At the same time, more and more refugees and migrants were coming from Chechnya and Ingushetia, and African countries. They stayed in special centers for foreigners. [read…]