CNA reported in 2009 - The Archbishop of Buenos Aires, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, has called for an ethical response to solve the problem of social debt, saying that, not only do terrorism, repression and murder violate human rights, but also extreme poverty and the “unjust economic structures that give rise to great inequalities.” Social debt is [...]
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Sr. Carol Jean Wille has updated her effective presentation on Vincentian Family involvement in Systemic Change. This presentation goes beyond the keynote to the 150 people who gathered in Indianapolis to explore next steps in the Vincentian Family’s attempts to engage a systemic change strategy in its pastoral ministry. Her pictures tell the story of international gatherings [...]
The Vincentian Family in India will grapple with Systemic Change in a 3 day seminar featuring key members of the international Systemic CHange committee. Robert Maloney CM, Gene Smith SSVP, Pedro Opeka CM, James Claffey SSVP, Patricia deNava AIC, Norberto Carcellar CM, Kerry Anthony Depaul International. The seminar will take place in Ranchi, Jharkhand, INDIA, February [...]
“In Bangladesh, the camera crew slept on mats in huts, side-by-side with villagers who are using micro-lending to pull themselves out of abject poverty. In the county jail in Benton Harbor, Michigan, they were behind bars with the inmates — mothers whose lives, and the lives of their children, have been blighted by drugs. In [...]
Carolyn Woo, President & CEO Catholic Relief Services… “What are you giving up for Lent?” This is a question we ask each other as Ash Wednesday approaches. A slightly different question that I like to ask myself is, “What are you going to do during Lent?” She follows with “My answer this year is, “Participate in CRS Rice [...]
Depaul UK in the North East is delighted to have been awarded £38,000 for a new service which will enable it to help young homeless people move out of homelessness accommodation and into private tenancies. The funding is has been awarded to three projects in the North East. Nationally, the scheme has helped 4,000 homeless [...]
Sr. CJ Wille, SC has drafted a list of 10 steps towards systemic change. Which steps cause you the most difficulties? Vision Have a holistic vision that addresses both individual and social needs, as well as spiritual and physical needs. Clearly articulate your hopes and dreams. Ask the question: “Where do we want to go?” [...]
A Place Like This! a powerful 90 second trailer “about a place where homeless never means helpless…” The St Vincent de Paul Society has teamed up with the prominent Australian agency George Patterson Y&R Sydney to produce a documentary offering a unique insight into homelessness. A Place Like This, made by former Matthew Talbot Homeless Services [...]
Meeting people in poverty face-to-face is the fundamental first action of Vincentians, as members of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul are called. Strengthened by prayer and reflection, they go two by two to relieve human need, always beginning with a personal visit. This makes Vincentians a primary and informed source of knowledge about [...]
Systemic Change efforts not a new reality for the four Canadian branches of the North American Sisters of Charity Federation. Since 2008, the Sisters of Charity Federation Maritime Project has been advocating for women and children with a focus on safe, affordable housing and adequate social assistance. The committee also advocates for working persons living [...]
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