Going behind the headlines… Yesterday, Newark Mayor Cory Booker finished his widely publicized “SNAP Challenge,” during which he subsisted solely on meals he could prepare on an average week’s worth of SNAP (formerly food stamps) benefits – which works out to about $1.40 a meal. While certainly difficult, the SNAP Challenge cannot mimic the actual [...]
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St Vincent de Paul Society will provide a new service to rapidly rehouse the homeless who frequently use temporary accommodation services in western Sydney. The NSW government will release $1 million to St Vincent de Paul Society over the next year with an aim to reduce homelessness by providing at-risk clients with affordable long-term accommodation. [...]
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 [...]
The Rubik’s Challenge, organised by Depaul UK to benefit the homeless, was smashed on Thursday 22nd November when 1,414 school-children twisted their way into the Guinness World Record books by solving 80’s phenomenon, the Rubik’s Cube, at the SAME TIME in the SAME PLACE – within half an hour! It is hoped that the event will raise an [...]
Poverty & Homelessness Action Week: get your church organization working to Close the Gap! From the folks atPoverty and Homelessess.. Poverty & Homelessness Action Week 2013 will run from 26 January to 3 February. We organise the Week jointly each year with Housing Justice and Scottish Churches Housing Action. During the Week, hundreds of churches [...]
“Why Poverty?” is a groundbreaking cross-media event reaching more than 500 million people around the world via television, radio, internet and live events in November 2012. TVO is one of 70 broadcasters worldwide taking part in the initiative, and throughout the month of November, The Agenda has asked why. From their site… We’ve commissioned award-winning film makers to make [...]
VINNIES (SVDP Australia) has slammed the Government and the Opposition for driving single mothers deeper into poverty. Centrelink officers have taken to telling single mothers they should seek help from charities once welfare payments stop in January, The Australian reports. But St Vincent de Paul Society chief executive John Falzon said that would put “enormous pressure” on [...]
World Bank figures show that “there are an extra 52 million children going to school” as governments have been able to invest in education instead of debt repayments. Vatican Radio reports “Irish rocker and anti-poverty campaigner Bono was back in the Vatican on Friday to thank the Catholic Church for its support of the Drop [...]
Please join in Poverty & Homelessness Action Week January 2013 and call for an end to this blame game. Are people to blame for being poor or homeless? Media stereotypes make huge assumptions – benefit claimants don’t want to work; homeless people are addicts or alcoholics; they have big families to milk the state. Politicians [...]
It has been said that a measure of a society is how it cares for those on the margins. The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina serves as a resource for both the community and public policy makers on issues affecting the poor is one way the Foundation engages in the public policy process. As we approach [...]
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- Plastic shopping bags – sleeping mats for the homeless May 3, 2013
- Vincentian Service and Mission opportunities May 18, 2013
- Vincentian experience of no water in the US May 21, 2013
- The Pope and the Vincentian Superior General April 29, 2013
- The Seven Deadly Sins and The Great Gatsby May 17, 2013
- Mobile device tour of Vincentian Family Saints May 23, 2013
- Remembering another war and the Daughters of Charity May 23, 2013
- Singing with the Stars – VFCAP May 22, 2013
- Farm bill and SNAP alert – SVDP May 22, 2013
- Mickey McGrath – Vincentian art May 22, 2013