“Move us to create healthier societies and a more dignified world, a world without hunger, poverty, violence and war. May our hearts be open to all the peoples and nations of the earth.”
Articles in Systemic change
A Vincentian priest has made it his life’s work to “go out to the margins” of society and try to restore dignity to the “living scraps” of a “throwaway culture”. Pedro Opeka CM, has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize… again.
At first glance, it may seem like quite a stretch to connect Ash Wednesday, Valentine’s Day and Systemic Change. But hear me out. Actually, it is not that hard.
Are we aware of the changing landscape of poverty and new needs? Do we need to update our mental maps?
A quick quiz! What are the two greatest systemic changes in human history? (Here’s an important clue – They are interrelated!)
Have you ever thought of the birth of Jesus as the greatest systemic change?
Can one person impact the problems of homelessness? Yes… with 50,000 other individuals around the world who slept out as the homeless do!
Serving in an era of unprecedented change: Things are Changing, Changing, Changing… In your world. Everywhere around you.
Mary’s Magnificat is a dangerous memory. Mary not only gave thanks for this revolution. She intuitively realized she was part of the revolution.
The International Commission for the Promotion of Systemic Change met at the General Curia of the Congregation of the Mission in Rome.
Take a few minutes to read Pope Francis’ brief reflection for the Third World Day of the Poor.
Pope Francis has a knack for making startling statements that catch people’s attention.