Whack-a-mole has become something of a metaphor for a recurring problem that one never seems to get ahead of. How do we address recurring problems?
The emergence of indigenous peoples in society and in the Church has been recognized by the Latin American Bishops as a new Pentecost, a Kairos, a sacred moment of encounter for all.
Profiles in courage from the present and the past, young and old.
The Systemic Change Toolkit: Yours to Use! The Vincentian Family’s International Commission to Promote Systemic Change invites you to take full advantage of its online toolkit containing many useful tools: videos, power point presentations and texts, pictures, talks etc.
Vincentian missioner found his life in a landfill in a Madagascar and has given life to thousands. Fr. Pedro is keen to stress one thing: “I have always said this to them: I love you too much to simply act as a welfare service.
Why is a Systemic Change mentality important? This is a question asked by Fr. Robert Maloney, CM in a Presentation offered on VinFormation.
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul will become a stronger advocate for the poor as well as continuing its longstanding charitable work of providing food, furniture and clothing to those in need.
Gary Stevens, National Council of the United States Society of St. Vincent de Paul writes the following report “Embracing (Systemic) Change” based on his experience recent workshop held by the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. One of insights that I gained was that it is hard for many people in poverty to move out of it when they are constantly dealing with one crisis after another (living in the “tyranny of the moment”).
A Washington Post story was about some members of Congress who took part in a poverty simulation exercise as a way of gaining some insight into what real people experience. In 2011 over 100 participants at our “Bridges Out of Poverty” meeting took part in basically the same sort of exercise.
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.
That’s exactly the genius of St. Vincent! He created a system of helping the poor or organized charity rather than individual charity work. St. Vincent de Paul National Awards recognize those who walk in these footsteps.
These last 2 days of our workshop will be dedicated to train the trainors and an important consideration in systemic change explained to us was about Fund-raising. Jim Claffey beautifully stressed that it is a ministry