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Truly Welcoming the Stranger

YOUTH MAKING A DIFFERENCE AT THE UNITED NATIONS Youth imbued with the Vincentian spirit have little time for empty rhetoric. Human need calls them to propel values into vibrant action. The Daughters of Charity at the UN find that admirable quality in intern Joanna Mendez, a final year student at St. John’s University.  In this week’s article, […]

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Evolving Work World Main Theme of UN’s 61st Commission on Status of Women

Greetings from the Vincentian Family Team at United Nations Headquarters in New York! We’re looking forward to the 61st Commission on the Status of Women, which runs here from March 13-24. COMMISSION’S THREE THEMES This Commission is considered by many as one of the most well attended events on the UN Calendar. Commission meetings and […]

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UN Looking to Turn the Tide on Ocean Health

To a certain degree, many of us relate to Laudato Si from a land perspective. We ask ourselves, “am I recycling and composting, going solar, watching my use of electricity?” and the like. But Pope Francis, within the Encyclical, also calls us to pay attention to the condition of our oceans. “The oceans not only […]

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International Day of Women and Girls in Science

February 11  They shall teach the little girls of the villages while they are there. They shall strive to train local girls to replace them at this task during their absence. They shall do all this for the love of God and without any remuneration (SWLM:729 [A.54]). These words of St. Louise de Marillac resonate […]

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Vincentian Family Event at the UN to Celebrate the 400th Anniversary of our Charism

Vincentian Family event at the UN to celebrate the 400th anniversary of our Charism Triad of Grassroots Engagement, Systemic change and Advocacy in the Eradication of poverty On February 1, 2017 during the 55th commission on social development, with the theme being “eradicating poverty to achieve sustainable development for all,” the members of the Vincentian […]

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End Poverty in all its forms by 2030: Implement Social Protection Floors

The Global Community has an ambitious agenda to transform our world by 2030 – “we are determined to end poverty and hunger, in all their forms and dimensions, and to ensure that all human beings can fulfill their potential in dignity and equality and in a healthy environment.” (Transforming our world: 2030 Agenda for Sustainable […]

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Welcoming the Stranger: Common Ground

Welcoming the stranger is not only a theme of this 400th anniversary of the Vincentian Family. It is a core value of virtually all faiths. The call to “welcome the stranger,” through protection and hospitality, and to honor the stranger or those of other faiths with respect and equality, is deeply rooted in all major […]

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The Vincentian Family is Present at the UN

As a member of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul team, I’d like to say a few words about our part of this important family journey. The Vincentians in NYC recently hosted our new President General, Renato Lima de Oliveira, the 16th President General of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. Renato is a […]

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The Remembrance of the Holocaust

For a personal story about a Holocaust survivor, click the video below: Surely, one who might have seen movies such as Sophie’s Choice, Schindler’s List, or Life Is Beautiful would be saying to herself about the Holocaust, “Never again. The world can’t ever again allow the perpetuation of such atrocities.” The message bears amplification in our […]

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