New York, Indianapolis and London… to list but a few of the Vincentian Family efforts at understanding the underlying cause and moving toward long term solutions for poverty. Related FAMVIN Posts:“Big Questions” – Vincentian questions – DePaul University“Grasshopper theory of poverty” Sheila GilbertOntario Canada SVDP – Systemic Change a top priorityReally, what is Zafen? (video)Sheila [...]
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Catholic Charities USA sponsored the National Poverty Summit which brought together national leaders, local experts, practitioners, volunteers, advocates, academics and others to advance the work that needs to be done to reduce poverty in America and in our world. The Poverty Summit strives to: Inspire active participation in a national movement to reduce poverty in America Re-imagine the way America [...]
St Stanislaus’ College (Bathurst NSW) opened the College’s new Trade Training Centre on September 9. For the Vincentian Family this has added interest as a project that provides training that will keep people out of poverty. Fr Greg Cooney CM, Provincial of the Australian Province blessed the facility. Stannies was one of the first independent [...]
“The whole goal of this place is not necessarily a place for people to go to spend their day, but a place where people living on the margins of society can be reintegrated to Macon as a community and transition into independence,” said Charles Levesque, executive director of Depaul USA. Under the banner “Religious Organizations [...]
EVOKE is a social network game that amounts to a ten-week crash course in changing the world. The goal of the social network game is to help empower people all over the world to come up with creative solutions to our most urgent social problems. With echos of the American TV classic “Mission Impossible” Your mission is [...]
She will be officially commissioned at the Society’s annual meeting on Sept. 3, 2011 as the first woman to lead the SVdP’s 172,000 members in 4,600 communities in USA. Sheila has a Bachelor of Science degree in sociology and a Master of Science degree in public and environmental affairs, both from Indiana University. In addition, [...]
It is more expensive to deal with the consequences of homelessness than getting at root causes and preventing homelessness. Study after study in each of the these countries in effect call into question the cost benefit ratio of shelters as band-aid solutions. (Australia, Canada, Great Britain, Ireland and United States of America ) So there is an economic case for spending money [...]
The Vincentian Family at the United Nations (The Daughters of Charity, the Sisters of Charity Federation and the Congregation of the Mission) is co-sponsoring a UN Orientation for their members from October 26-28, 2011. (Source: Sisters of Charity Federation website and bulletin) Download registration form PDF Download registration form MS Word Goals To educate our membership about [...]
Is this a case of the poor caught in the crossfire between political parties? (And should Vincentian folk care?) Seems that the Heritage Foundation claims that “many of the 30 million Americans defined as ‘poor’ and in need of government assistance” are actually doing very nicely, thank you. Others counter that this figure is based on a [...]
We have heard the mantra about John Paul II’s challenge t0 Vincentians – ”Understand underlying causes and work toward long-term solutions”. How do we move beyond the mantra? With the theme ”Building Bridges Out Of Poverty” the Vincentian Family will gather in Indianapolis to focus on exactly that – moving beyond mantras to the effective [...]
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