Learning From God’s Model Of Changing History

Learning From God’s Model Of Changing History

What can we learn about being chang agents from imitating God’s model of bringing about a change in our ways of thinking? read more

The Vincentian Family In Time-lapse Photography

The Vincentian Family In Time-lapse Photography

Listening to "A Daring Prudence," Fr. Robert Maloney’s overview of the development of the Vincentian Family, evoked metaphors from photography. read more

The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same?

The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same?

The following reflection was written by Jim Claffey during the last election cycle in the US. Just change the candidates' names for today. read more

More Than the Appendix in Bed 404B

More Than the Appendix in Bed 404B

Doctors need to treat that appendix. But that appendix is not something in a laboratory dish. It is part of the many systems we call a person. And that person is part of many other systems. read more

Are You Used to Thinking Systemically?

Are You Used to Thinking Systemically?

Would any of these skills help you serve people in need more effectively? read more

The Power of Stories 2.0

The Power of Stories 2.0

Yes, stories are wonderful for capturing attention. But I also learned that stories often just capture a moment in time.  Narratives are about a movement over time and speak to our worldview. To that degree, they engage and motivate us. read more

Transportation as a Social Issue

Transportation as a Social Issue

Transportation projects are managing not only commuting and congestion, but also broader social issues like job access and even infant mortality. It can be done. Justly. Get in on the debate in your local area! read more

With Sharp Political Differences How Do We Serve as the Voice of the Poor?

With Sharp Political Differences How Do We Serve as the Voice of the Poor?

"With sharp political differences, how do we remain unified as Vincentians?" This is a direct quote from the Voice of the Poor ... read more

No Easy Answers #IamVincent

No Easy Answers #IamVincent

People are always looking for the easiest answers to poverty. There are no easy answers. Practitioners of systemic change know this. ... read more

Discovering Opportunities for Systemic Change

Discovering Opportunities for Systemic Change

How did Vincent discover opportunities that turned to systemic change? read more

The Difference is Often the Resources

The Difference is Often the Resources

The difference between "getting by" resources and "getting ahead" resources read more

Systemic Change – Doing the Next Right Thing

Systemic Change – Doing the Next Right Thing

Vincent accomplished so much by simply by seizing the day and doing the next right thing. read more

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