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Personal Experience of Need for Systemic Change

Frequent visitors of this site are deeply committed to helping those who suffer poverty and are committed to a systemic change approach that goes beyond handouts. At the same time it might be that despite good will, not all have personal experience of what it is like to feel ground down in a system. Poverty is a […]

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What happened to the issue of poverty?

What happened to the issue of poverty? Like a set of misplaced keys, I know it was there a minute ago but now I can’t find it. Within the past year, poverty was the issue of the day on the national stage. Stemming from the 50th anniversary of the War on Poverty, elected officials and […]

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Voice of poor month

Poverty Awareness Month in the Year of Mercy

This month, Pope Francis declared the Jubilee Year of Mercy commencing on December 8, and in a few short days, January marks Poverty Awareness Month as sponsored by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). As Vincentians, focused on ways to minimize and eliminate poverty in its various ugly manifestations that we see regularly in […]

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Writing and speaking about poverty

Two posts concerning writing and speaking about poverty caught my eye. So much depends upon where you stand. The first piece by well-known author Barbara Ehrenreich laments the fact that only the moderately well-to-do can afford to write about poverty. The second piece, by Phylis Zagano, speaks of the difficulty for the moderately well off to […]

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