We often read Acts 6 with a focus on the institution of the diaconate without realizing that the underlying problem was one of race, class, etc. Let’s read Acts 6 as a solution to the identity politics in the early church.
The Mission of Jangany and the Promotion of the Poor … a Model of Systemic Change
by Erminio Antonello, CM | May 2, 2020 | News, Systemic change
One example of a systemic change project comes from Madagascar, in the village of Jangany, where Fr. Tonino Cogoni, C.M. has been ministering for over twenty years.
Learning From God’s Model Of Changing History
by John Freund, CM | Apr 15, 2020 | Formation, Reflections, Systemic change
What can we learn about being chang agents from imitating God’s model of bringing about a change in our ways of thinking?
The Difference is Often the Resources
by John Freund, CM | Dec 14, 2016 | Formation, Reflections, Systemic change
The difference between “getting by” resources and “getting ahead” resources
Do-It-Yourself Systems Thinking Exercise
by John Freund, CM | Dec 7, 2016 | Formation, Systemic change
We talk a lot about systemic change. But what about being a systems thinker? Do we have the habits of systems thinking?
Am I Asking Challenging Questions?
by John Freund, CM | Nov 30, 2016 | Formation, Reflections, Systemic change
Why? and Why not? Two short questions. But they are challenging questions. Questions that lead to systemic change. It is said that Steve Jobs favorite questions were Why? and Why not? These questions help us understand Vincent… and Louise and Frederic, and so many...
Personal Experience of Need for Systemic Change
by John Freund, CM | Nov 23, 2016 | Formation, Systemic change
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...
Part II: Systemic Change Regional Coordination Meeting for Asia
by Pamela B. Mantuhac | Nov 19, 2016 | News, Systemic change
“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...
Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center – An Example of Systems Thinking
by John Freund, CM | Nov 16, 2016 | News, Systemic change
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...
Systemic Change Regional Coordination Meeting for Asia
by Pamela B. Mantuhac | Nov 12, 2016 | News, Systemic change
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,...
Eucharist and The Need for Change
by John Freund, CM | Nov 9, 2016 | Formation, Systemic change
Eucharist challenges us to recognize and confront the structures of sin. It prepares us for a mission to transform the world.
Going Beyond Rigged Cycles
by John Freund, CM | Oct 26, 2016 | Formation, Reflections, Systemic change
VinFormation offers this 67 second video insight into the concept of systemic change as breaking the cycles of poverty.