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 […]
“Systemic change is a spirituality, a mindset, a presence that listens, and an experience.” This was the line that encapsulated the first day of the SC meeting. As the second day started with the reflective “Prayer to the Different Directions,” the participants’ mood was set for the day’s agenda. Right after the recap, Jim Claffey […]
In “Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center – example-of-systems-thinking” Carol De Angelo, Sister of Charity of NY, reflects on the systemic collaboration that led to a playground where medically fragile children can experience play and fun. She also invites us to recognize that relationships and presence to another, education, and resource building part of systemic change. Excerpts for your consideration… […]
The International Commission for Systemic Change is holding a regional coordination meeting for Asia in the Daughters of Charity Provincial House in Lam Lukka, Bangkok, Thailand this weekend, November 11-12. Participating were 15 representatives coming from India, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Cambodia and Laos together with the three members of the Commission, Mr. James Claffey, Sr. […]
A group of women aim to break the cycle of incarceration in families in the U.S., caring for those who were formerly imprisoned much as St. Vincent and his collaborators were motivated by charity to care for the galley slaves in the 17th century.
Vincentian Family International Commission for Systemic Change, Sao Paulo, Brazil From April 19-22, the International Commission of the Vincentian Family to Promote Systemic Change held a two-day meeting in Sao Paulo and a two-day training for four Latin American Vincentians to become regional coordinators for this initiative. The four included one CM, one Lady of Charity […]By Matt & Elizabeth Astridge on March 24, 2016 in News, Systemic change, Vincentian Family at the U.N.
At the Bronx Campus of Mount Saint Vincent College, on February 26, representatives of several branches of the Vincentian Family met to discuss ways to more effectively work together to help people living in poverty improve their living conditions through Systemic Change. Participants at the meeting included, Teresa Kotturan SCN, Catherine Prendergast DC, Margaret O’Dwyer […]By John Freund, CM on January 16, 2016 in News, Poverty: Analysis and Responses, Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Systemic change
West Virginia Conference allows people in need to Grow your own The saying goes, “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” The St. Louise de Marillac Conference, also known as the Conference of Southern West Virginia, has taken […]
The St. Louis Review describes the reaction of the young adults who attended “The Vincentian Family Responds to Ferguson,” a gathering of members of the associations or congregations whose apostolates in St. Louis are inspired by the Vincentian charism of service to people living in poverty. The stated goals of the event: To develop a […]
Typhoon Falcon cannot stop the meeting for the Vincentian Family Philippines Collaborative Project on Systemic Change – Tanauan (Adamson University, July 9, 2015) Pam Mantuhac added 4 new photos to her Facebook page. Attendees: Ana Maria P. Escano – CoM VMY, SC Tanauan Project Coordinator Sr. Malou Baaco, DC – Daughters of Charity Fr. Dario Pacheco, […]
Day Three of the Systemic change commission’s visit to Ukraine commenced with a wonderful Holy Eucharist, with the homily delivered by Fr Giuseppe Turatii.
Before the words! Long before “Systemic Change” became part of the Vincentian Family’s recent vocabulary Bro. Al, CM has been accumulating a 30 year track record that is, not surprisingly changing. A recent article in Catholic Philly “Inn Dwelling: Rehabbing homes and turning around lives in Germantown” tells the story.
“There is no greater burden than carrying an untold story.” Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.
The Huffington Post writes “The Passage, A (Vincentian-based) Charity In London, Will Force You To Confront Your Own Visual Biases” (VIDEO, PHOTOS) The Passage – fundraising initiative for the homeless has come up with an ad campaign that proves how far a simple idea can go. Passages decided to have its volunteers stand in for the homeless using […]