All major religious orders in cooperation with the hierarchy of the Catholic Church have made Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation an essential part of their pastoral mission. The Divine Word Missionaries (founded by St. Arnold Janssen in Steyl, Holland in 1875) have JPIC apostolates in all their 58 provinces and regions around the world. In the year 2000 they established themselves as an NGO, called VIVAT, at the United Nations. Several religious congregations have joined them through the years. This year, VIVAT Ireland has been started by five religious orders together with the Divine Word Missionaries.
SVD-JPIC Irish-British Province (Project Supporter)