We, the Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation (JPIC) Coordinators of the SVD ASPAC Zone met in South Asia from September 3 – 9, 2017. We shared our activities, concerns, challenges and hopes that we experienced in the past 4 years. Our commitments vary, such as migrants and refugees, human trafficking, indigenous, environment, disaster relief, poverty, HIV/AIDS, land grabbing and other issues.
“Your life, is our life, your mission is our mission”
On August 18, 2017, a formative meeting was organized for lay missionaries of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish in Río Azul in the state of Paraná in Brazil. The theme of the gathering was: the spirituality of the Divine Word Missionaries and the four characteristics dimensions of the Congregation (Mission, Justice and Peace and Integrity of Creation, Bible and Communications).
Sr. Magdalena, Christine Barbara Eichinger, SSpS is a member of Religious in Europe Networking against Trafficking and Exploitation (RENATE). The members are working alongside many other organizations around the world to eradicate modern-day slavery. A few months ago, thirty RENATE members gathered at the Soeterbeeck Conference Centre for a seminar.