Tag Archives | Anti-poverty strategies


Poverty as social sin

Poverty: An Opportunity for Encounter or Exclusion? By: Marian Lamoureux North Central Region Voice of the Poor Leader As Vincentians, have we ever thought about poverty as “social sin?” This notion of social sin is a powerful concept in Catholic social thought and justice, and a spiritually enriching way for us to view our work […]

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Saint Vincent de Paul in helping the poor save taxpayers ‎£11million per year

Research, by economists Oxera, shows that the Saint Vincent de Paul Society is helping taxpayers save ‎£11million per year, and found that the visits made to the isolated and lonely by the Saint Vincent de Paul volunteers, helped improve their mental health, helped them navigate “the system” better, and enhanced their skills, their educational opportunities […]

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Scribing a Circle of Protection

In an effort to “force the conversation” on poverty and hunger in the upcoming elections, Dave Barringer of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul introduced us to Brian Corbin of Catholic Charities USA (and 25 year+ member of the Society). Brian was the guest of the Vincentian Family Leaders who met after the Vincentian […]

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The Last Mile on the Road to End Poverty

The Brookings Institution’s latest report ought to be of great interest to the Vincentian Family. Our mission, our strategies and our experience can be brought to bear for the analysis of this landmark document, and serve as a partial basis for future collaborative planning. Laurence Chandy, Hiroshi Kato, and Homi Kharas have edited a fine […]

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