Systemic Change Manual • Five Things to Know

by | Jul 19, 2017 | Formation, Systemic change | 4 comments

Photo: from Aidan Rooney’s kitchen table in Mocomoco, Bolivia

First, here are five things you need to know about the Vincentian Family Systemic Change Manual. It’s

  • Practical,
  • Comprehensive,
  • Well illustrated,
  • Adaptable,
  • and it’s FREE!

Second, are any of the following questions yours? If so, the Systemic Change Manual can help you understand and answer them.

  • What is systemic change all about?
  • What are the criteria for systemic change projects?
  • Does Vincentian spirituality call for systemic change
  • What is involved in being a Servant Leader?
  • What does it mean to be Servant of the Poor today?
  • Are there any seeds of systemic change in Vincent de Paul?
  • How does systemic change align with the Social Doctrine of the Church?
  • What is behind the concept of “Multiplying Agents”?
  • What is the difference between collaborative and participatory work?
  • Are there any proven strategies?
  • What are five strategies to fight poverty today?
  • Why is there interest in “social impact”?
  • Is change is possible?
  • What are the implications of living in a Global Village?
  • How important is fundraising for systemic change?
  • How do you change an existing project into a systemic change project?
  • What and who is the International Commission to Promote Systemic Change?

Download the Manual for Systemic Change here and put it on your kitchen table and read a bit every morning.


  1. Sr.Teresa Pegado

    It is wonderful to be able to understand and live it in our daily living

  2. Carla Calitr

    Is there any way to get a printed copy of the Manual? Has it been published as a hard copy? Thanks

    • Connie Gries

      I am interested in this as well. My printer is “very selective” as to what it decides to print, but I would love to have this resource.

  3. John Freund, CM

    To my knowledge, it has not been published in hard copy.

    And since there are so many different printers and settings I am not in a position to help you figure out why your printer is being selective. Hopefully, someone else can help you troubleshoot the issue.