Michael Heinz svd
Via dei Verbiti 1
Cas. post. 5080
in re: Implementation of the XVI General Chapter Resolution on Human
Trafficking (2.2.) and Recommendation on Migrant and Refugee Apostolate
Greetings from Rome.
In their meeting on 13 February 2007 Fr General and his council decided
to entrust to the JPIC coordinators of the Society the implementation of a
resolution and recommendation in the area of JPIC of the last general
chapter. These are:
Chapter Resolution 2.2. on Human Trafficking: “That the XVI General
Chapter empower the Generalate coordinator for Justice, Peace and the
Integrity of Creation (JPIC), along with VIVAT International, to devise a
means to collect information and educate the members about Human
trafficking and seek ways to collaborate with others to rid the world of
this terrible scourge.”
Chapter Recommendation 3.2. on Migrant and Refugee Apostolate: “That
the Generalate, in consultation with the provinces and regions, prepare
guidelines for the migrant and refugee apostolate and encourage the
provinces and regions to appoint more confreres for this apostolate.”
As a first step in the implementation of this resolution and
recommendation, we would like to gather up to date information about the
reality of these two issues in our provinces/regions. So I would like to
ask your help in gathering this information by answering the following
- 1. Human Trafficking:
- 1.1. What is the situation in your province-country regarding Human
- 1.2. What is being done in your province/region in regard to
- 1.3. Who are involved (names of confreres and/or groups)?
- 2. Migrant and Refugee Apostolate:
- 2.1. What is the situation in your province-country regarding:
- 2.1.2. refugees (external and internal)?
- 2.2. What is being
done in your province/region in regard to this issue?
- 2.3. Who are
involved in this apostolate?
- 2.4. Are there rules, guidelines or statutes
on this apostolate (from the SVD, diocese, others) which you could share
with us? (Please attach a copy).
Please send me your response by E-Mail by May 01, 2007 so that I can
summarize the information for the General Council for their July planning
sessions. Thanks in advance for your help and for your quick reply.
Michael Heinz, SVD Generalate JPIC Coordinator
cc: provincials/regionals svd