The Vincentian Family in India celebrated its 11th annual meeting of the major superiors of the Family on March 11 and 12 at the Niveditha Center for Faith and Fellowship in Kerala. The first day was dedicated to formation, and the topic was systemic change (SC); the second day was devoted to their ongoing business issues and planning. […]
The tribal wisdom of the Dakota Indians—passed on from generation to generation—says that when you discover that you are riding a dead horse, the best strategy is to dismount. But moderns think they have better strategies.
Bishop urges adoption of systemic change approach and for formation to support its use.
Vincentian University – race and equality – systemic change! That is quite a bit to put in one headline. Yet with the inauguration of the Rose Bente Lee Ostapenko Center for Race, Equality and Mission these three concepts come together. It is also a wonderful expample of collaboration between “town and gown,” univeersity and local community. […]
On February 14, a workshop on Systemic Change was started in Guatemala by two members of the Commission for Systemic Change. Here is the information we received from the first day: Two members of the Family’s Commission for Systemic Change arrived to the city of Quetzaltenango, in the western highlands of Guatemala, in Central America, […]
“We must work toward changing the rules of the game of the socio-economic system, imitating the Good Samaritan of the Gospel is not enough.”
How did Vincent discover opportunities that turned to systemic change?
A Latin proverb warns us “The power of habit is great.” We also know this from our spiritual formation. Wise spiritual directors counsel us to pray daily, to make it a habit, and our life will always have a solid foundation. Of course St. Vincent goes even further when he says a person of prayer […]
How can I learn about using a systemic change approach?
The Vincentian Family Systemic Change Commission offers 5 maxims crucial to systems thinking.