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.
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His insights on what we would call today “systemic change” reveal a profoundly deep thinker and critic of a piecemeal approach to serving the poor.
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul Ontario Voice of the Poor Advocacy Committee wrote a letter to the Ontario Minister of Finance.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Vincentian Family Collaborative Action Program modeled a new way of collaborating across different organizations with the Vincentian Family operating in different parts of the world.
Perhaps we ought to pay more attention to the many forms of home visiting as the most radical of anti-poverty program.
Christian Leaders Challenge U.S. Presidential Candidates