Real change starts with recognizing that we are part of the systems we seek to change. The fear and distrust we seek to remedy also exist within us—as do the anger, sorrow, doubt, and frustration. Our actions will not become more effective until we shift the nature of the awareness and thinking behind the actions.
… the Strategic Plan of the Society of St. Vincent DePaul in Australia is permeated with the spirit of welcoming.
Fr. Dennis Holtschneider maintains the answer is not informational charism programs but empowerment of the laity.