Who says…?

Who says…?

Let me tell you about one man who has had no special training or lots of money who is cleaning up Detroit with the help of homeless ... read more

In Brazil, SSVP Social Projects Help Low-income People Gain Access to Technology

In Brazil, SSVP Social Projects Help Low-income People Gain Access to Technology

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil In Campinas, Sao Paulo (Brazil), the social projects of the National Council of the Society of St. read more

Revisioning Our Ministry in the New Year

Revisioning Our Ministry in the New Year

What Herod and the Wisemen can teach us about revisioning our ministry with people trapped in poverty. read more

Courage, An Overlooked Virtue?

Courage, An Overlooked Virtue?

Bold advocacy calls for courage.  We might lose friends, not everyone will agree with us.  And for an organization it can be very ... read more

Charles Dickens – Artists as a Voice of the Poor

Charles Dickens – Artists as a Voice of the Poor

Artists through the centuries have challenged superficial visions of poverty and inspired systemic change and dedication to direct ... read more

Vincentian Family Speaks Its Truth at the UN

Vincentian Family Speaks Its Truth at the UN

The Vincentian Family takes advantage of its NGO status at the UN to speak its truth about its experience with people suffering from ... read more

My New Way of Entering Into Advent Expectation

My New Way of Entering Into Advent Expectation

This year my image of Advent is an image of expectant parents excitedly seeking, and rejoicing in, the evidence of life stirring in a ... read more

A Baby Changes Everything 

A Baby Changes Everything 

Having a baby is a life-changer. It bears repeating. A baby changes everything. One baby changed everything – for everyone – literally! read more

Thanksgiving with Mary – Celebrating God’s Upside Down World

Thanksgiving with Mary – Celebrating God’s Upside Down World

Mary's thanksgiving hymn is actually a hymn celebrating God's "systemic change" of seeing things as God sees things ... and an ... read more

Questions for Digital Passersby and Good Samaritans

Questions for Digital Passersby and Good Samaritans

The Voice of the Poor, the wounded on the road to Jericho today. Some questions for digital passersby and good Samaritans. read more

Some Things We Can All Agree On!

Some Things We Can All Agree On!

We pray in thanksgiving for the privilege and responsibility of being able to organize as individuals politically. We pray that each of read more

Life Lessons From the Lottery 

Life Lessons From the Lottery 

What would you spend a billion on? Go ahead… let yourself dream a bit. read more

Developing a Culture of Mission

Developing a Culture of Mission

This post connects a couple of dots. The first dot is that systemic change flourishes when there is a careful understanding of the ... read more

The Synod as an Emmaus Journey!

The Synod as an Emmaus Journey!

My hope is that all the participants of the Youth Synod will experience their own version of the Emmaus journey - looking at things ... read more

The Miracle of Seeing

The Miracle of Seeing

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil The miracle of seeing! What a miracle seeing is! So often it is taken for granted by those who can read more

The Day St. Vincent Shifted from Retail to Wholesale

The Day St. Vincent Shifted from Retail to Wholesale

Four hundred years later the story St. Vincent's sermon at Chattilon is still being told. But it is a story with even wider ... read more

The Limits of Pope Francis’ Imagery

The Limits of Pope Francis’ Imagery

Pope Francis' Imagery and the Vincentian "Both/And" read more

The Pot Roast Principle and Change

The Pot Roast Principle and Change

Generations have done the same thing in spite of the fact there was no longer any necessity for doing it that way. It was just "the way read more

Lord, Teach Us to Think Anew!

Lord, Teach Us to Think Anew!

Are we ready to leave the box of our normal thinking and to find the opportunity that lies disguised in this challenge? Show us the ... read more

Near-sighted Shepherds

Near-sighted Shepherds

Are we too close to those we serve that we are near-sighted? There systemic are change issues that a clear-sighted servant/shepherd ... read more

Systemic change challenges us to mission

Systemic change challenges us to mission

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil Mission challenges us to systemic change Systemic Change is something radical. It does what it ... read more

Why Did Pope Francis Make 10 Startling Statements?

Why Did Pope Francis Make 10 Startling Statements?

Pope Francis has a knack for making startling statements that catch people's attention. read more

Where’s the piccolo?

Where’s the piccolo?

Systemic change does not just happen. It takes the collaboration of many people with different gifts. Each of us has a role in the chorus. read more

The Power of Stories 2.0

The Power of Stories 2.0

Yes, stories are wonderful for capturing attention. But I also learned that stories often just capture a moment in time.  Narratives ... read more

Lessons from Nature – Systemic Change

Lessons from Nature – Systemic Change

The gift of a closing prayer drawn from nature. read more

The Secret Sauce of Systemic Change

The Secret Sauce of Systemic Change

The best way to help the poor is to respect them, to stand before them as an equal, without any masks, privilege, without any authority read more

A Question That Built a City!

A Question That Built a City!

The question that built a city! “Do you love your children?” When he received an affirmative response, he said: “Let’s work together, ... read more

Corpus Christi – Got the Picture … Get the Message?

Corpus Christi – Got the Picture … Get the Message?

Corpus Christi - You got the picture but did you get the message? read more

Eucharistic Underpinnings of Systemic Change

Eucharistic Underpinnings of Systemic Change

Our ability to go and do likewise in imitation of Jesus’ washing of the disciples’ feet is the “criterion by which the authenticity of ... read more

From Awed Followers to Courageous Missioners – Getting Practical

From Awed Followers to Courageous Missioners – Getting Practical

On Pentecost, they received the gift of God’s Spirit and they realized they had a mission to accomplish. Pentecost changed them… but ... read more

An Ecological or Systemic Change Approach to Vincentian Family Vocations

An Ecological or Systemic Change Approach to Vincentian Family Vocations

I invite "every member of the Vincentian Family to take one very concrete step; that is, every member is to bring one new candidate to ... read more

Advocacy, Going Against the Flow, as a Dimension of Holiness

Advocacy, Going Against the Flow, as a Dimension of Holiness

Pope Francis, in his recent writing explaining everyday holiness tells us "Hungering and thirsting for righteousness: that is holiness.” read more

BINGO or SNGO – Replicability Means Taking Adequate Time!

BINGO or SNGO – Replicability Means Taking Adequate Time!

Replicability is possible only with a well-planned, well-considered, well-measured and well-documented effort. When we come upon or a ... read more

Holy Week – The Greatest Systemic Change in Human Consciousness

Holy Week – The Greatest Systemic Change in Human Consciousness

“Do you understand what I have done for you?”... I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you. ... Now that you ... read more

Matthew 25: A Vincentian Life Process

Matthew 25: A Vincentian Life Process

It is interesting to consider Matthew’s chapter 25 as a whole, all three parables together in sequence, one building on the other. read more

“If You See Something, Say Something” – A Vincentian Perspective

“If You See Something, Say Something” – A Vincentian Perspective

A Vincentian reading of "If you See Something, Say Something." Being the voice of the Voiceless. read more

The Foundation Story for Vincentian Systemic Change

The Foundation Story for Vincentian Systemic Change

The story of the sermon at Châtillon is not only the foundation story of the Ladies of Charity, it is the foundation for what we call ... read more

Does Any Of This Fit You?

Does Any Of This Fit You?

Do any of the following characteristics fit you? You might be surprised by what it says about you. read more

St. John Paul II – Lenten Challenge to Me Personally… and beyond

St. John Paul II – Lenten Challenge to Me Personally… and beyond

Personal and societal systemic change come together! read more

Oprah, Mothers and Change

Oprah, Mothers and Change

Is there a connection between Oprah, Mothers and Change? read more

Pope Francis’ Poetically Powerful Insights

Pope Francis’ Poetically Powerful Insights

Pope Francis offered poetically powerful insights in his homily at midnight mass and his noon message to the city and the world.   read more

The Incarnation – The Mother of all Systemic Changes

The Incarnation – The Mother of all Systemic Changes

We are called to live the systemic change of the Incarnation. read more

Between First Aid and Systemic Change

Between First Aid and Systemic Change

I was personally stopped cold by this post in America Magazine A 12-step Advent examen on what it means ‘to be parish’. It hit me as ... read more

With Sharp Political Differences How Do We Serve as the Voice of the Poor?

With Sharp Political Differences How Do We Serve as the Voice of the Poor?

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil “With sharp political differences, how do we remain unified as Vincentians?” This is a read more

Migration as a Shock to Established Systems

Migration as a Shock to Established Systems

Many around the world fear the impact of migration on the “system” in which they currently live. But what is the historical impact in ... read more

Welcoming the Stranger – 20 Vatican Policy Guidelines for Systemic Change 

Welcoming the Stranger – 20 Vatican Policy Guidelines for Systemic Change 

Welcoming the Stranger - 20 Vatican concerns for systemic change in our welcoming the stranger today! read more

Pope Francis Issues Radical Challenge – Love not with words but deeds!

Pope Francis Issues Radical Challenge – Love not with words but deeds!

"It is my wish that, in the week preceding the World Day of the Poor... Christian communities will make every effort to create moments ... read more

Sisters of Charity exploring ways to work smarter

Sisters of Charity exploring ways to work smarter

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland are promoting ways to work smarter in a novel and ... read more

No Easy Answers #IamVincent

No Easy Answers #IamVincent

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil People are always looking for the easiest answers to poverty. There are no easy answers. ... read more

Needed Not Needy: A systemic change in perception

Needed Not Needy: A systemic change in perception

Why Changing The World's Perception Is Critical To How We Tackle Poverty read more

How Hard is it to Make a Telephone Call?

How Hard is it to Make a Telephone Call?

What holds us back from lifting the phone and speaking for those who do not know how to negotiate our system? read more

A Call to Collective Impact and Thorough Formation #famvin400

A Call to Collective Impact and Thorough Formation #famvin400

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil Systemic change has got a “big sister” called collective impact. You’ve read ... read more

We need to work smarter

We need to work smarter

The poor deserve more than good-hearted amateurs.   They deserve experts. read more

Watching from the balcony isn’t enough! Pope Francis

Watching from the balcony isn’t enough! Pope Francis

Pope Francis recently invited us to  … "act personally instead of just looking and criticizing the work of others from the balcony,” read more

Systemic change – encountering homeless people

Systemic change – encountering homeless people

A Denver-based Catholic outreach program hopes to positively impact homeless people – not just with food or shelter, but with ... read more

Ladies of Charity ask key question

Ladies of Charity ask key question

A new series of presentations from the Ladies of Charity asks: "Is What We Are Doing Transforming Lives?" read more

Analysis at a Vincentian University: One of the Pillars of Systemic Change

Analysis at a Vincentian University: One of the Pillars of Systemic Change

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil Systemic change must be guided by good analysis. Teaching, learning and doing that analysis is ... read more

Pope Francis and Vincentians • See – Judge – Act

Pope Francis and Vincentians • See – Judge – Act

Many may be surprised to learn the "See - Judge - Act" methodology of Pope Francis' vision has roots in the work of Ozanam . read more

Participate: Knowledge from the Margins for Systemic Change

Participate: Knowledge from the Margins for Systemic Change

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil For those working to implement processes of systemic change, one of the keys is to understand how ... read more

Vincentian leaders empower others

Vincentian leaders empower others

Vincent was adept at helping his followers realize their potential. He empowered them by sharing his knowledge and resources, inspiring read more

Seeing Better and Systemic Change

Seeing Better and Systemic Change

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil In his wonderful new book Vincentian Meditations, Tom McKenna has a chapter on “seeing better.” He read more

Does charity choke justice? On the Limits of Charity (part 2)

Does charity choke justice? On the Limits of Charity (part 2)

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil David Hilfiker, a veteran of decades of direct service with the poor, raised questions 15 years ... read more

Does charity choke justice? On the Limits of Charity (part 1)

Does charity choke justice? On the Limits of Charity (part 1)

Does charity choke justice - Limits of Charity - David Hilfiker, a veteran of decades of direct service with the poor, raised questions read more

We Remind You: the Systemic Change Manual is Available

We Remind You: the Systemic Change Manual is Available

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil The Manual for Systemic Change, published in 2016, is available for download. Continue reading for read more

Limping along – rethinking “running to put out a fire”

Limping along – rethinking “running to put out a fire”

Today, as we hear the cry of your abandoned children, may we run to their assistance" as someone who runs to put out a fire”. May we ... read more

Imagery of Pope Francis – Lessons for Systemic Change

Imagery of Pope Francis – Lessons for Systemic Change

How the Pope’s Imagery on critical care can overlook long-term rehab got me thinking about implications of how some in the Vincentian ... read more

Systemic Change Manual • Five Things to Know

Systemic Change Manual • Five Things to Know

Five things to know about the Vincentian Family Systemic Change Manual. read more

Systemic Change Lessons We Can Learn From Ozanam

Systemic Change Lessons We Can Learn From Ozanam

In his lifetime Frédéric Ozanam neither heard nor uttered the phrases “systemic change” or “systemic thinking.” Yet an incident in his ... read more

The Intersection Between an Organizational Plan and a Personal Commitment

The Intersection Between an Organizational Plan and a Personal Commitment

What is it like to stand at the intersection between an organizational plan and a personal commitment? read more

Intersections

Intersections

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil “Those on top, like politicians and church leaders, talk a lot about peace, but not about justice, read more

The Intersection of Urgent Need and Lasting Impact

The Intersection of Urgent Need and Lasting Impact

“The intersection of urgent need and lasting impact.” What a simple way of expressing where members of the Vincentian Family try to live. read more

Bullfights and Systemic Change

Bullfights and Systemic Change

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil It caught my eye immediately. A statue on his desk—a bullfight scene. But not what you would ... read more

Don’t Try To Make Systemic Change Happen!

Don’t Try To Make Systemic Change Happen!

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil Renowned systemic thinker Peter Senge and colleagues make a bold assertion. “Ineffective ... read more

Systemic Change Seminar: Lucena City, Philippines

Systemic Change Seminar: Lucena City, Philippines

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil Recently, Ana Maria Escano, our SC coordinator for the Philippines, gave a 2-day seminar at Sacred read more

One Big Idea Could Change Everything

One Big Idea Could Change Everything

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil One big idea could change everything. The Innovation Mission initiative of the Sisters of Charity ... read more

Be The Change You Want!

Be The Change You Want!

Real change starts with recognizing that we are part of the systems we seek to change. The fear and distrust we seek to remedy also ... read more

Advocacy and Systemic Change

Advocacy and Systemic Change

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil “Speaking truth to power….Making our voices heard—”     Advocacy: the process of ... read more

SVDP Australia Promoting A Culture of Welcoming

SVDP Australia Promoting A Culture of Welcoming

... the Strategic Plan of the Society of St. Vincent DePaul in Australia is permeated with the spirit of welcoming. read more

“Charism Formation” vs. Empowerment Programs

“Charism Formation” vs. Empowerment Programs

Fr. Dennis Holtschneider maintains the answer is not informational charism programs but empowerment of the laity. read more

Ladies of Charity – Primer on Advocacy

Ladies of Charity – Primer on Advocacy

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil The Ladies of Charity present 8 quick answers to “What is advocacy?” Advocacy (n) The ... read more

Vincent de Paul Society Working Toward Long-Term Solutions

Vincent de Paul Society Working Toward Long-Term Solutions

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is inaugurating a new neighborhood-based initiative to find long-term solutions to the challenges of read more

“What is Your Church Doing Now for Those Who Are Poor?”

“What is Your Church Doing Now for Those Who Are Poor?”

“What is your Church doing now for those who are poor?” Frederic Ozanam and the Society of St. Vincent de Paul have been answering that read more

Be Attentive to the Security Needs of Those Who are Poor

Be Attentive to the Security Needs of Those Who are Poor

Fidelity to our mission means that we are attentive to the needs of those who are poor … attentive to the needs related to their ... read more

Systemic Change: India Workshops

Systemic Change: India Workshops

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil The Vincentian Family in India celebrated its 11th annual meeting of the major superiors of the ... read more

Ministry Planning and Beating Dead Horses

The tribal wisdom of the Dakota Indians—passed on from generation to generation—says that when you discover that you are riding a dead ... read more

Vincentian University – Race and Equality – Systemic Change

Vincentian University – Race and Equality – Systemic Change

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil Vincentian University – race and equality – systemic change! That is quite a bit to ... read more

Systemic Change Workshop in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala

Systemic Change Workshop in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil On February 14, a workshop on Systemic Change was started in Guatemala by two members of the ... read more

Pope Echoes Frederic Ozanam

Pope Echoes Frederic Ozanam

"We must work toward changing the rules of the game of the socio-economic system, imitating the Good Samaritan of the Gospel is not enough.” read more

Discovering Opportunities for Systemic Change

Discovering Opportunities for Systemic Change

How did Vincent discover opportunities that turned to systemic change? read more

Habits and Systemic Change: A Reflection

Habits and Systemic Change: A Reflection

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil A Latin proverb warns us “The power of habit is great.” We also know this from our spiritual ... read more

How Can I Learn About Systemic Change?

How Can I Learn About Systemic Change?

How can I learn about using a systemic change approach? read more

Five Maxims – From Systemic Change Commission

Five Maxims – From Systemic Change Commission

The Vincentian Family Systemic Change Commission offers 5 maxims crucial to systems thinking. read more

Systemic Change Requires Critical Thinking

Systemic Change Requires Critical Thinking

If we are to take seriously St. John Paul II’s challenge to Vincentians about finding long-term solutions we need to develop critical ... read more

The Difference is Often the Resources

The Difference is Often the Resources

The difference between "getting by" resources and "getting ahead" resources read more

Do-It-Yourself Systems Thinking Exercise

Do-It-Yourself Systems Thinking Exercise

We talk a lot about systemic change. But what about being a systems thinker? Do we have the habits of systems thinking? read more

Am I Asking Challenging Questions?

Am I Asking Challenging Questions?

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil Why? and Why not? Two short questions. But they are challenging questions. Questions that lead to ... read more

Personal Experience of Need for Systemic Change

Personal Experience of Need for Systemic Change

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil Frequent visitors of this site are deeply committed to helping those who suffer poverty and are ... read more

Part II: Systemic Change Regional Coordination Meeting for Asia

Part II: Systemic Change Regional Coordination Meeting for Asia

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil “Systemic change is a spirituality, a mindset, a presence that listens, and an experience.” This ... read more

Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center – An Example of Systems Thinking

Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center – An Example of Systems Thinking

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil In “Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center – example-of-systems-thinking” Carol De ... read more

Systemic Change Regional Coordination Meeting for Asia

Systemic Change Regional Coordination Meeting for Asia

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil The International Commission for Systemic Change is holding a regional coordination meeting for ... read more

Eucharist and The Need for Change

Eucharist and The Need for Change

Eucharist challenges us to recognize and confront the structures of sin. It prepares us for a mission to transform the world. read more

Going Beyond Rigged Cycles

Going Beyond Rigged Cycles

VinFormation offers this 67 second video insight into the concept of systemic change as breaking the cycles of poverty. read more

Systemic Change – Doing the Next Right Thing

Systemic Change – Doing the Next Right Thing

Vincent accomplished so much by simply by seizing the day and doing the next right thing. read more

“I Was in Prison….”

“I Was in Prison….”

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 read more

The difference a lens makes

The difference a lens makes

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil “Seeing” calls for “judging.” But judging presupposes a lens! “Two men ... read more

Seeing As The Beginning Of Systemic Change

Seeing As The Beginning Of Systemic Change

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil Seeing is the necessary beginning of systemic change. Systemic change requires looking anew at ... read more

The Three Verbs of Systemic Change

The Three Verbs of Systemic Change

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil What are the verbs of Systemic Change? Father Robert Maloney, C.M., former Superior General ... read more

Systemic Change and Systems Thinking

Systemic Change and Systems Thinking

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil Systemic change, consciously or unconsciously, operates in the context of recognizable rules of ... read more

Looking Through the Eyes of Another…Fresh Eyes

Looking Through the Eyes of Another…Fresh Eyes

The connection between empathy and our efforts at fostering and enabling systemic change. read more

Systemic Change in 10 slides

Systemic Change in 10 slides

Could you explain Systemic Change in 10 slides? Let this presentation on the Ten Principles to Facilitate Systemic Change make the ... read more

Who’s Missing: A Systemic Change Reflection

Who’s Missing: A Systemic Change Reflection

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil A recent U.S.A. news headline: “Poor seem far down list on candidates’ agendas.” No real surprise ... read more

Seeds of Future Systemic Changes?

Seeds of Future Systemic Changes?

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil Seeds of future systemic changes….Father Gregory Gay, during his twelve years as Superior General, read more

Charity from the perspective of Systemic Change: A Reflection from Fr. Gregory Gay, C. M.

Charity from the perspective of Systemic Change: A Reflection from Fr. Gregory Gay, C. M.

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil Father Gregory Gay, CM, former Superior General of the Congregation of the Mission and the ... read more

Prayer and Action: A Systemic Change Reflection

Prayer and Action: A Systemic Change Reflection

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil Prayer and Action go together for Vincentians. There cannot be one without the other. “I have been read more

Systemic Change: Hot Right Now

Systemic Change: Hot Right Now

Besides the weather, as a topic systemic change is equally hot right now. read more

Friendship as a Key to Systemic Change

Friendship as a Key to Systemic Change

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil Have you ever thought of friendship as a key to systemic change in our approach to poverty? If you read more

The Good Samaritan and Systemic Change: A Call to Youth

The Good Samaritan and Systemic Change: A Call to Youth

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil I wonder how many homilies over the years have urged us to be like the Good Samaritan! Young ... read more

Matthew 25: A Vincentian Life Process

Matthew 25: A Vincentian Life Process

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil “A process for Christian Life, a practical way to respond lovingly to the God who first loved ... read more

Compassion and Systemic Change: A Vincentian Reflection

Compassion and Systemic Change: A Vincentian Reflection

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil “Whatever else our God does, the first outburst is always compassion” Those striking words were ... read more

Improving Recipes Over Time

Improving Recipes Over Time

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil Tynesia Boyea-Robinson writes: My Aunt Janice’s biscuits are legendary. They are fluffy, buttery ... read more

Ozanam on systemic change – little known insights

Ozanam on systemic change – little known insights

His insights on what we would call today "systemic change" reveal a profoundly deep thinker and critic of a piecemeal approach to ... read more

What must be done – Framing the questions

What must be done – Framing the questions

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil Seeds of future systemic changes….Father Gregory Gay, during his twelve years as Superior ... read more

Systemic change, learning organizations and the SVDP

Systemic change, learning organizations and the SVDP

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil At the conclusion of an excellent article, Frederick Ozanam: Systems Thinking and Systemic Change, read more

Vincentian systemic change – within our institutions

Vincentian systemic change – within our institutions

What about systemic change within our Vincentian Family sponsored institutions? read more

Make impossible things happen

Make impossible things happen

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil Can you make impossible things happen? I had never heard of “massaging life into a wooden leg.” ... read more

How St. Vincent went from retail to wholesale

How St. Vincent went from retail to wholesale

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil The story of the impact of one of Vincent early sermons is well known in Vincentian circles, ... read more

How does SSVP Create Sustainable Communities?

How does SSVP Create Sustainable Communities?

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil One mattress at a time! A New Approach to Social Welfare: How St. Vincent de Paul Society Creates ... read more

The “stress of poverty” and systemic change

The “stress of poverty” and systemic change

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil The culture of poverty, characterized by feelings of marginalism, dependence and exclusion, ... read more

Vincentian Family examination of conscience for systemic change

Vincentian Family examination of conscience for systemic change

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil Where does the rubber hit the road on systemic change?  – In a Vincentian Family examination read more

Welcoming the Stranger initiative of the SVDP

Welcoming the Stranger initiative of the SVDP

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil Newly Approved SVdP Immigration Position Paper Stresses “Welcoming the Stranger” The new position ... read more

International Commission for Systemic Change, Sao Paulo, Brazil

International Commission for Systemic Change, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil Vincentian Family International Commission for Systemic Change, Sao Paulo, Brazil From April ... read more

Firefighters and Electrical Engineers

Firefighters and Electrical Engineers

by Mike Clark - When I explain my work in the field of collective impact and systems design, I have some go-to phrases, like: read more

Partnering for Justice #IamVincent @NiagaraUniv

Partnering for Justice #IamVincent @NiagaraUniv

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil Take back the night! Hundreds of students attended an event held by Niagara University April 7 in ... read more

Uncomfortable with systemic change?

Uncomfortable with systemic change?

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil Uncomfortable with systemic change? It is no secret that many people are uncomfortable with ... read more

Eradicating Poverty Requires Shift From Charity To Justice

Eradicating Poverty Requires Shift From Charity To Justice

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil Will donating to a food bank alleviate hunger pangs? Absolutely. But it can never eradicate hunger read more

From treadmills to ladders – systemic change

From treadmills to ladders – systemic change

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil Some time ago famvin posted an animated short story to illustrate systemic change. In it, ... read more

Systemic Change Meeting Includes UN NGO Reps

Systemic Change Meeting Includes UN NGO Reps

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil At the Bronx Campus of Mount Saint Vincent College, on February 26, representatives of  several ... read more

Eucharistic underpinnings of Systemic Change

Eucharistic underpinnings of Systemic Change

Our ability to go and do likewise in imitation of Jesus’ washing of the disciples’ feet is the “criterion by which the authenticity of ... read more

Vincent and Gandhi – transformational leaders

Vincent and Gandhi – transformational leaders

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil Systemic change requires transformational leaders. They work with people to identify the needed ... read more

Collective Impact: Three Basic Questions

Collective Impact: Three Basic Questions

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil by Mike Clark In providing services and programs to assist those in poverty, there are several ... read more

One Day Dialogues: #IamVincent @StJohn’s

One Day Dialogues: #IamVincent @StJohn’s

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil One Day Dialogues are a program of the St. John’s University School of Law, fostering open ... read more

Team: Collaborative style in systemic change

Team: Collaborative style in systemic change

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil Team. We say it often. In our efforts in collaboration for systemic change, we spend a lot of time read more

Do you pray for systemic change?

Do you pray for systemic change?

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil When was the last time you prayed for the success of systemic change? Do you pray for systemic ... read more

Can you explain this systemic change?

Can you explain this systemic change?

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil If someone asked you, could you explain systemic change without a lot of words? Here is a simple ... read more

Collective Impact in Systemic Change

Collective Impact in Systemic Change

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil by Mike Clark Is there an impact — a collective impact – -that can be demonstrated in ... read more

Vincentians of Wherever: Ozanam Scholars in Action

Vincentians of Wherever: Ozanam Scholars in Action

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil Ozanam Scholars, like thousands of Vincentian Volunteers, can be found… wherever! Every year, from read more

Fr. Maloney – Systemic Change and Vincentian Holiness

Fr. Maloney – Systemic Change and Vincentian Holiness

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil Fr. Robert Maloney delivered the keynote address “Systemic Change and our Vincentian Call to read more

Grow your own program with those in poverty

Grow your own program with those in poverty

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil West Virginia Conference allows people in need to Grow your own The saying goes, “Give a man a ... read more

Asking important questions

Asking important questions

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil In his weekly column to the members of the Vincent de Paul Society, CEO Dave Barringer has a habit read more

Vincentian Harbor Project in Odessa Ukraine

Vincentian Harbor Project in Odessa Ukraine

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil Confreres from the Vice-Province of SS. Cyril and Methodius involved in prison ministry in ... read more

Ladies of Charity reflect on Vincentian Collaboration

Ladies of Charity reflect on Vincentian Collaboration

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil The latest edition of the Ladies of Charity USA Servicette is attached. It features a wonderful ... read more

Vincentian Family Responds to Ferguson

Vincentian Family Responds to Ferguson

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil The St. Louis Review describes the reaction of the young adults who attended “The Vincentian read more

What Do the Poor Need? Try Asking Them

What Do the Poor Need? Try Asking Them

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil Under the title “What Do the Poor Need? Try Asking Them” David L. Kirp writes in the ... read more

Solving Poverty: A Revolutionary Approach

Solving Poverty: A Revolutionary Approach

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil Systemic change has many names. This article “The Rise of Antipoverty Relational Work” read more

The Last Mile on the Road to End Poverty

The Last Mile on the Road to End Poverty

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil The Brookings Institution’s latest report ought to be of great interest to the Vincentian ... read more

Even typhoons can not stop Vincentian Family meeting!

Even typhoons can not stop Vincentian Family meeting!

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil Typhoon Falcon cannot stop the meeting for the Vincentian Family Philippines Collaborative Project read more

Systemic change’s blindest blind spot

Systemic change’s blindest blind spot

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil (The development professional were certain that indoor water faucets would aid development but ... read more

Systemic Change: Tips for Trainers

Systemic Change: Tips for Trainers

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil Know your audience. Know your goal. Know your biases. Know your resources… These and other ... read more

Systemic change in the life of Vincent

Systemic change in the life of Vincent

Systemic change in the life of Vincent read more

A Theology for Systemic Change?

A Theology for Systemic Change?

True compassion is more than flinging a coin to a beggar. It comes to see that an edifice which produces beggars needs restructuring." read more

Brief Note: Systemic Change Toolkits

Brief Note: Systemic Change Toolkits

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil Brief Note: Don’t forget: if you are beginning a Systemic Change project, there is much ... read more

Updated Systemic Change Toolkits

Updated Systemic Change Toolkits

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil Available in seven different languages, the Systemic Change Commission has recently updated their ... read more

Breaking out of poverty with the Vincent de Paul Society

Breaking out of poverty with the Vincent de Paul Society

Breaking out of poverty with the Vincent de Paul Society read more

Can you explain systemic change?

Can you explain systemic change?

Could you explain Systemic Change in 10 steps? read more

FaViLa Day 3 – Systemic change and Mayan ball game

FaViLa Day 3 – Systemic change and Mayan ball game

FaViLa Day 3 - Systemic change and Mayan ball game read more

How the SVDP moves toward Systemic change

How the SVDP moves toward Systemic change

How does the Society of St. Vincent de Paul achieve Systemic Change? read more

Systemic Change role model honored by Ladies of Charity

Systemic Change role model honored by Ladies of Charity

If you are looking for a role model for the Vincentian Family thrust for systemic change the St. John's University chapter of the ... read more

Kenya – Vincentian Family Asset Management Workshop

Kenya – Vincentian Family Asset Management Workshop

Some 120 people from various branches of the Vincentian Family gathered in Nairobi, Kenya for an intense three-day workshop focused on ... read more

Wise Asset Management in Kenya

Wise Asset Management in Kenya

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil Exploring strategies for systemic change, wise asset management and grant writing is the focus of ... read more

SVDP offers Systemic Change Case Study

SVDP offers Systemic Change Case Study

SVDP offers Systemic Change Case Study read more

Vincentian Family Systemic Change in Ukraine – Final Day

Day Three of the Systemic change commission’s visit to Ukraine commenced with a wonderful Holy Eucharist, with the homily delivered by ... read more

Systemic Change Ukraine – Day 2

Systemic Change Ukraine – Day 2

Day two of the systemic change commission in Ukraine has been very uplifting with presentations from Jim Claffey and Fr Giuseppe ... read more

Vincentian Family Systemic Change Workshop – Ukraine

Day one of the systemic change workshop in Ukraine started very well with over 100 participants in attendance from many different parts read more

De Paul honors Daughters of Charity for work in Kenya

De Paul honors Daughters of Charity for work in Kenya

The Daughters of Charity will be honored by DePaul University for the work in building infrastructure to teach children and empower ... read more

Food for Thought leads Children and Families to Healthier Lifestyle

Food for Thought leads Children and Families to Healthier Lifestyle

Food for Thought leads Children and Families to Healthier Lifestyle The St. Vincent de Paul Society of St. Joseph County is housed ... read more

Program helps those in poverty plan for future

Program helps those in poverty plan for future

Program helps those in poverty plan for future. Those living in poverty often lack the financial planning experience to lift themselves read more

Pope urges activists to struggle against ‘structural causes’ of poverty

Pope urges activists to struggle against ‘structural causes’ of poverty

Pope Francis urged an international gathering of grassroots social activists to struggle against the "structural causes" of poverty and read more

“What is your Church doing now?” Frederic Ozanam’s response

“What is your Church doing now?” Frederic Ozanam’s response

“What is your Church doing now for those who are poor?” Frederic Ozanam and the Society of St. Vincent dePaul has been answering that ... read more

Three years in the making… creating a backbone

Three years in the making… creating a backbone

Three years in the making... creating a backbone. In 2010, following a Vincentian Family Gathering in Belleville, Illinois, people ... read more

Vincentian Megaphone for Social Justice

Vincentian Megaphone for Social Justice

Vincentian Megaphone for Social Justice - Capwiz: SVdP’s On-line Voice of the Poor read more

How do you get an education if you are homeless?

How do you get an education if you are homeless?

How do you get an education if you are homeless? High school for homeless breaking the cycle of addiction and poverty read more

Vincentians and systemic change

Vincentians and systemic change

The Definition and an explanation “Systemic Change among those living in poverty aims beyond providing food, clothing, shelter and ... read more

SCN – Understanding Systemic Change & Gender Justice

SCN – Understanding Systemic Change & Gender Justice

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil The Sisters of Charity of Nazareth have posted news of their workshop “Understanding ... read more

The Systemic Change Toolkit: Yours to Use!

The Systemic Change Toolkit: Yours to Use! The Vincentian Family’s International Commission to Promote Systemic Change invites you to ... read more

Love is more than welfare service

Love is more than welfare service

Vincentian missioner found his life in a landfill in a Madagascar and has given life to thousands. Fr. Pedro is keen to stress one ... read more

Why is a Systemic Change mentality important?

Why is a Systemic Change mentality important?

Why is a Systemic Change mentality important? This is a question asked by Fr. Robert Maloney, CM in a Presentation offered on VinFormation. read more

St. Vincent de Paul Society takes stronger advocacy role

St. Vincent de Paul Society takes stronger advocacy role

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul will become a stronger advocate for the poor as well as continuing its longstanding charitable work ... read more

Embracing (Systemic) Change – Tyranny of the moment

Embracing (Systemic) Change – Tyranny of the moment

Gary Stevens, National Council of the United States Society of St. Vincent de Paul writes the following report "Embracing (Systemic) ... read more

What Congress and Vincentians Shared

What Congress and Vincentians Shared

A Washington Post story was about some members of Congress who took part in a poverty simulation exercise as a way of gaining some ... read more

Systemic Change – 30 year track record!

Systemic Change – 30 year track record!

Before the words! Long before "Systemic Change" became part of the Vincentian Family's recent vocabulary Bro. Al, CM has been ... read more

Systemic Change Workshop – Final Day

Systemic Change Workshop – Final Day

That’s exactly the genius of St. Vincent! He created a system of helping the poor or organized charity rather than individual charity ... read more

Systemic Change Workshop – Day 5

Systemic Change Workshop – Day 5

These last 2 days of our workshop will be dedicated to train the trainors and an important consideration in systemic change explained ... read more

Systemic Change Day 4 – Immersion

Systemic Change Day 4 – Immersion

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil Today was Immersion Day  for participants in the Systemic Change workshop in the Philippines– a ... read more

Systemic Change Day 3 – Essentials

Systemic Change Day 3 – Essentials

The 3rd day for the Systemic Change Philippines Workshop “Systems Thinking in a Nutshell” and “Essential Elements of Systemic Change” ... read more

Systemic Change Workshop – Day 2

Systemic Change Workshop – Day 2

Group discussion surfaced St. Vincent de Paul as a “man of disturbance” – a man who was courageous to face the wind, unafraid to “walk ... read more

Why be the Voice of the Poor?

Why be the Voice of the Poor?

By identifying and bringing attention to those issues that are critical to those living in poverty and to the structures, societal and ... read more

Mexican Bishops – Address root cause of migration

Mexican Bishops – Address root cause of migration

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil Mexican Bishop Calls for Resolving Root Causes of Migration Notes Role of Multinationals in ... read more

Systemic Change  Workshop Philippines – Day 1

Systemic Change Workshop Philippines – Day 1

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil News – Day 1 The Systemic Change Philippines Workshop formally began on July 7, 2014 at 8:30am at ... read more

Systemic Change Workshops for Vincentians

Systemic Change Workshops for Vincentians

The National Council of the United States Society of St. Vincent de Paul is holding two systemic change workshops for Vincentians. The ... read more

Daughters of Charity Cook Islands Prison School

Daughters of Charity Cook Islands Prison School

New Learning Tools Given to Daughters of Charity Cook Islands Prison School read more

Vincentian Reentry Organizing Project

Vincentian Reentry Organizing Project

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil The Vincentian Reentry Organizing Project anticipated Pope Francis’ recent call  for ... read more

Prayers for systemic change

Jack Murphy, Chair of the SVDP Voice of the Poor Committee shares these prayer for systemic change... read more

Maya Angelou, “untold stories” and the Vincentian Family

Maya Angelou, “untold stories” and the Vincentian Family

“There is no greater burden than carrying an untold story.” Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. read more

Making time for what you believe in

Making time for what you believe in

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil In “Making Time”,  Mike Clark, the Executive Director of the Germantown Systemic ... read more

Frederic Ozanam – Systemic Thinking and Change

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil The National Office of the SVDP draws attention to an excerpt of National Board of ... read more

A North American approach to systemic change

A North American approach to systemic change

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil Background for North American definition of Systemic change provided by Fr. Lou Arceneaux. In 2006 read more

SVDP participation in National Poverty Summit

SVDP participation in National Poverty Summit

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil From David Barringer, CEO of the St. Vincent dePaul Society USA… March 27, 2014 Next ... read more

“Thanks to CLM, I know how to fight.”

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil CLM is part of a systemic change project in the Vincentian Family. Former Superior General Robert ... read more

Saturday Study Hall – “Change your way of thinking”

Saturday Study Hall – “Change your way of thinking”

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil “Change your way of thinking!” I was really struck the first time I realized that the ... read more

Saturday Study Hall – Change in depth

Saturday Study Hall – Change in depth

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil The series “Saturday Study Hall” explores a topic in greater depth through the ... read more

Formation Friday – Systemic change

Formation Friday – Systemic change

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil “Systemic change” – a phrase that has entered into the Vincentian Family ... read more

Second Chances for people and things

Second Chances for people and things

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil Thanks to a new systemic change project ex-offenders have a second chance in their lives as they ... read more

Formation Friday – Vincentian Stocking stuffers

Formation Friday – Vincentian Stocking stuffers

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil “Tis the season to give…  games!” St. VIncent is quoted as saying we ” ... read more

Spirituality of Systemic Change (Video)

Spirituality of Systemic Change (Video)

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil VinFormation is happy to present the video version of the well-received presentation by ... read more

Confronting one’s own biases – Passages

Confronting one’s own biases – Passages

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil The Huffington Post writes “The Passage, A (Vincentian-based) Charity In London, Will Force ... read more

Participation in Systemic Change

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil For those working to implement processes of systemic change, one of the keys is to understand how ... read more

SVDP Systemic Change

SVDP Systemic Change

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil The national council of the Society of St. Vincent dePaul has unveiled a website dedicated to ... read more

Systemic Change Prayer Service

Systemic Change Prayer Service

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil One of the more powerful moments of the Vincentian Family Gathering was closing prayer service. ... read more

Spirituality of Systemic Change

Spirituality of Systemic Change

Fr. Guillermo "Memo" Campuzano, CM reflects on Spirituality and Systemic Change read more

International Systemic Change Commission

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil With all the talk about systemic change in the Vincentian Family who are the people promoting it ... read more

SVDP – Resources for Systemic Change

SVDP – Resources for Systemic Change

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil The Society of St. Vincent dePaul has posted a very rich collection of recourses for Systemic ... read more

Beginning, Establishment, Dreams

Beginning, Establishment, Dreams

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil Systemic change projects – Beginning a project, an established project and  dreaming of a ... read more

A spirituality of systemic change

A spirituality of systemic change

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil Participants of the Vincentian Family Gathering were treated to a powerful illustration of what ... read more

Systemic Change and Vincentian Holiness (Text)

Systemic Change and Vincentian Holiness (Text)

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil Text of Fr. Robert Maloney’s Keynote address – Friday, Sept. 13, 2013 SSVP National Assembly read more

Fr. Maloney video – Systemic Change and Vincentian Holiness

Fr. Maloney video – Systemic Change and Vincentian Holiness

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil Fr. Robert Maloney delivered the keynote address “Systemic Change and our Vincentian Call to read more

DePaul and Depaul seek to end homelessness

DePaul and Depaul seek to end homelessness

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil DePaul University collaborates with Depaul International, a UK charity,  to  assist policymakers ... read more

25,000 Women,Teens, Mobile phones and Micro-finance

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil Perhaps an unlikely pairing of topics. But the Center for Financial Inclusion describes how these ... read more

SVDP – Tricycling out of poverty!

SVDP – Tricycling out of poverty!

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil Fifteen tricycles make it possible for 15 support their families by delivering produce in the ... read more

Systemic Change as new form of Evangelization

Systemic Change as new form of Evangelization

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil UCANINDIA writes…It is a new form of evangelization, helping people help themselves, ... read more

Education – Pathway to Systemic Change

Education – Pathway to Systemic Change

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil “Education, A Pathway to Systemic Change in our Communities” (Pdf) is the title of a ... read more

Haiti – Pathway to a better life

Haiti – Pathway to a better life

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil As part of an ongoing series of updates about systemic change projects in the VIncentian Family, ... read more

Vincent’s Seeds of Systemic Change

Vincent’s Seeds of Systemic Change

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil In his presentation on systemic change during day 12 of the meeting of the Provincials of the ... read more

Marillac Center – Seeing both tree and forest

Marillac Center – Seeing both tree and forest

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil The story of Lourdes – the person, not the shrine! Continuing the new series  illustrating ... read more

Mary’s Meals – and idea whose time has come

Mary’s Meals – and idea whose time has come

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil A few months ago Fr. Robert Maloney wrote of Mary’s Meals as an example of systemic change ... read more

“Vinnies” on early intervention

“Vinnies” on early intervention

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil The Australian St. Vincent de Paul Society presents a video animation that demonstrates the value ... read more

Toys as systemic change?

Toys as systemic change?

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil How do you take down poverty? One toy block at a time.” In Honduras, where 64% of the ... read more

Systemic Change – VinFamily Pinterest Board

Systemic Change – VinFamily Pinterest Board

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil VinFormation just created a new board devoted to images and links to Systemic Change on VinFamily ... read more

Putting a face on homelessness

Putting a face on homelessness

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil A powerful 2 minute video used  by a Vincentian systemic change project to reach 650,000 people on read more

Kickoff of Vincentian Family Collaborative Action Program

Kickoff of Vincentian Family Collaborative Action Program

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil You can almost feel the energy in this group as they meet in Paris for a week of exploration and ... read more

Vincentian Perspective on Pentecost

Vincentian Perspective on Pentecost

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil Vinformation  presents a video reflection  “The Spiritual Fire Within” based on a presentation by ... read more

Systemic Change and the “Living Dead”

Systemic Change and the “Living Dead”

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil Systemic Change in the Maryam Village Ethiopia where “the dead lived with the dead”. ... read more

Sisters of Charity on 60 Minutes TV

Sisters of Charity on 60 Minutes TV

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil 60 Minutes, profiled the work of billionaires with the Sisters of Charity New York in what we now ... read more

Living systemic change – new series

Living systemic change – new series

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil How are ordinary  people changing the systems that have trapped them? The members of the ... read more

Vincentian Collaborators planning

Vincentian Collaborators planning

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil Lifting the veil on the group that has been planning the nearly decade long series of Vincentian ... read more

SVDP CEO – serving the poor  (NCR interview)

SVDP CEO – serving the poor (NCR interview)

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil In September 2013, Roger Playwin, CEO of the St. Louis-based National Council of the St. Vincent ... read more

Systematic Change Within Communities

Systematic Change Within Communities

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil At St. Joseph Services, a ministry of the Daughters of Charity, they’re dedicated to ... read more

Ozanam Fund – Raising people from poverty

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil Ozanam fund hoping that school will help raise people out of povertyOntario’s Society of St. read more

Sister of Charity reflects on systemic change thinking

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil The LCWR Global Concerns Committee offers a resource by Sr. Gertrude Foley SC, “An ... read more

Pope – “address underlying causes of hunger”

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil Benedict XVI  says that addressing the needs of others is not just to “give bread to the hungry” ... read more

An anthem for the Vincentian Family???

An anthem for the Vincentian Family???

This YouTube video of Josh Wilson is making the rounds on Facebook and when I listened to it I thought "what a song for Vincentians to live." read more

The Evolution of a Systemic Change Project

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil Systemic change projects don’t drop from the skies. They need to be nurtured and grow. Ideas read more

Using games to combat poverty in Haiti

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil A different kind of systemic change project? Many people have heard of the games FarmVille, Mafia ... read more

Catholic Charities USA proposes major legislation to end poverty

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil In an unprecedented action, Catholic Charities USA has drafted federal legislation that would take read more

There is more to famvin than news!

You see there are actually 3 other major parts under the famvin umbrella beyond just the news a Vincentian wikipedia or library for ... read more

Sisters of Charity grants foster systemic change

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina has awarded nine Responsive Grants totaling ... read more

Clicking for a Cause – Haiti

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil Voice of America writes, “A new website makes it easier for the Haitian diaspora in the ... read more

Sisters of Charity Foundation grills gubernatorial candidates

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina asked all South Carolina gubernatorial ... read more

Needle and thread as tools of systemic change

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil Exemplifying many of the principles of systemic change Sister Maria Ntjuyn, DC, starts with needle read more

Anniversary of Beatification of Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil In 1918 Pier Giorgio joined the Saint Vincent de Paul Society.  At graduation from school, his ... read more

Zafen incorporated in Haitian Flag Day celebration

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil This week is a special one for Haitians: May 18, is Haitian Flag Day. Zafen has found a place in ... read more

A Leadership School for the Poor

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil “A school of community-based leaders who facilitate knowledge formation among themselves and read more

Families Back on Track

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil It has taken seven years and more than $7 million dollars but the St Vincent de Paul ... read more

Daughters of Charity Advocating for Social Justice

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil The May 2010 Joint Newsletter of the Daughters of Charity Advocacy and Social Justice Committee ... read more

Zafen in the news (Huffington Post)

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil According to the Huffington Post “Zafen, a new interest-free microloan initiative enabling ... read more

Rewinding the first meeting in cyberspace… and a fast forward

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil What did we learn from the first meeting of the Vincentian Family in cyberspace? It seems like ... read more

Climate Change || Systemic Change

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil “Today, our Mother Earth is wounded and the future of humanity is in danger.” Thus begins the ... read more

VirtualVins for Low-Bandwidth / Cell Phones

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil If you are having trouble connecting with the Virtual Vins presentations, or would like to join by read more

More than 500 expected to attend Vincentian Family meeting in Cyberspace

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil As Father Gregory Gay, CM the 23rd successor of St. Vincent de Paul, will point out in his opening read more

Conference on Climate Change in Bolivia

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil On eve of Earth Day 2010, Vincentian Priest and missionary Aidan Rooney — currently assigned read more

Nuns vs. Bankers: The Coming Shareholder Proxy Battles

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil At Citigroup’s annual meeting this week the Sisters of Charity of St. Elizabeth, asked the ... read more

Adamson U. – promoting systemic change

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil Adamson University in the Philippines is offering a special St. Vincent de Paul Award in order to ... read more

It's not too late to make history

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil As the first meeting of the Vincentian Family in cyberspace (4/24) approaches new physical sites ... read more

Fr. Gay CM invites all to meet in cyberspace April 24

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil Fr. Gay invites us to join other followers of Vincent and Louise in the United States and Canada ... read more

Cricket – Helping Change Lives in India

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil Sister Ann Moyalan, SCN has been working at the grass roots level in India for 28 years and at ... read more

Former Superior General Robert Maloney writes to the Vincentian Family

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil To the members of the Vincentian Family In English, take a look at this video (For those who wish ... read more

Holy Week – Seeds of Hope – Vincentians

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil “Seeds of Hope” – So rich in meaning during each  “holy” week, this ... read more

Liberation Theology and Vincentian Systemic Change

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil Aidan Rooney, CM writes in his blog from Bolivia, “a reader commented, “I am wondering what ... read more

ZAFEN ‘It’s Our Business’ – Haiti

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil As we previously announced, the Vincentian Family will be commemorating the 350th anniversary of ... read more

Haiti Report – John Allen

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil A status report on Haiti: Money flows, leadership lags Experts say this generosity, coupled with ... read more

Vincentians – Metanoia – Systemic Change – (Personal and Institutional)

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil If “metanonia” literally means “change your way of thinking”, then Lent is read more

Vincentian Family to meet in cyberspace

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil Vincentian Family – Visioning Virtually Changing Systems – Changing Lives For more ... read more

DREAM team meets in Paris January 18-22, 2010

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil Twenty Daughters of Charity from 6 African countries, the team of DREAM specialists from the Sant’ read more

"It's Our Business" – Haiti 350th Anniversary of Collaborative Project

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil As part of our worldwide celebration, the Vincentian Family has initiated a project, Zafen.org, in read more

Vincentian themes of Lent 2010

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil Changing our attitudes, Transforming our world Reflections based on Lenten Letter from Superior ... read more

Service vs. Justice

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil New presentation on VinFormation: Service vs. Justice.  Do we do works of service? Do we do works ... read more

DePaul University [USA] Deepens Commitment to Haiti

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil “As the death toll rises and tragic images stream, we cannot help but be moved by the ... read more

Perspectives on immediate and long-term needs in Haiti

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil Haiti needs immediate (disaster relief), intermediate (reconstruction) and long-term (systemic and read more

St. John's University students manage microfinance loans

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil GLOBE, a student-managed academic program at St. John’s University, provides loans to ... read more

Wanted: Systemic change stories

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil Across the Vincentian Family many are engaged in projects that are in fact effecting systemic ... read more

2009 Systemic Change grant awarded to AIC Madagascar

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil Project Tsiry, organized by AIC in Madagascar has been awarded a grant  by Commission for ... read more

Asian Continental Meeting on System Change: Recaps 3-4 »

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil Day Three Recap: ? Day Four Recap: On November 10, we reported on the Asian Continental Meeting on read more

Asian continental meeting on Systemic change

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil Seventy-three delegates from 15 countries representing 12 branches of the family gathered in ... read more

Vincentian Family Day in Peru

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil One doesn’t need to read Spanish to sense the joy of the Vincentian Family gathering in Ica, read more

Haiti – a ladder out of poverty; first steps of the Vincentian Family

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil VinFormation, the formation segment of famvin, has developed a feature, “Faces of Hope ... read more

Praise for Ozanam House in Nigeria

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil No place to lay their heads “Ozanam House was founded in 1995 by the Lagos Catholic ... read more

Celebrating Australian SVDP Youth

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil The “Vinnies” of South Australia are celebrating the social Justice efforts of young ... read more

A remote rural library, systemic change and a Daughter of Charity

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil “We wanted something that would take care of the youth, in the area, who are mostly idle and ... read more

Blogging As Global Advocacy – Vincentian Participation

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil One Issue, Thousands of Voices Blogs are a powerful advocacy tool.  Think of it! One issue, ... read more

An online comic book generator as a tool for formation?

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil I connected the dots after I spent 15 minutes “wasting time” creating the cartoon ... read more

Yes, Microfinance has Positive Effects on the Poor

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil “So, if you find yourself engaged in a debate about the usefulness of microfinance, from now read more

Daughters of Charity and Systemic Change worldwide

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil Sister Felicia Mazzola, D.C., Director of International Project Services, talks about the scope of read more

Further video Reflections – Detroit Vincentian Family Gathering

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil In this series of short video interviews of participants at th Vincentian Family Gathering in ... read more

Who’s under your carbon footprint?

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil Those who are poor? The Catholic Climate Covenant asks “who’s under your carbon ... read more

Systemic Change and Haiti

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil Fr. Manny Ginete speaks of systemic change and the Vincentian Family “Haiti Project” ... read more

Video summary of Vincentian Family Gathering in Detroit

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil The YouTube famvinglobal channel is now featuring a 5 minute overview of the very successful ... read more

See it, Film it, Change it! – systemic change

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil These words, See it, Film it, Change it!, represent another approach to systemic change. The ... read more

Action Alert from the Sisters of Charity Federation NGO

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil In light of the upcoming United Nations Conference on the World Financial and Economic Crisis and ... read more

Paradigm shifts in communication and the Vincentian Family

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, FlipVideo, Wikipedia, Podcasts, Blogs... These are but a few of the ... read more

Working together – a systemic change in parish disaster response

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil What do all these groups have in common? Arkansas Rice Depot, Arkansas Foodbank Network, ... read more

Vincentian Family Gathering in Detroit to host more than 140

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil Representing over a dozen branches of the Vincentian family and coming from 22 states plus Canada ... read more

An NGO representative at the UN looks at "Seeds of Hope"

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil Sr. Mary Jo Toll, SND shares another perspective on Seeds of Hope. Sr. Mary Jo is a member of the ... read more

Asking some questions about systemic change

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil Many who work among the poor speak use a phrase that captures a key purpose of their work: ... read more

The City that Ended Hunger

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil A city in Brazil recruited local farmers to help do something U.S. cities have yet to do: end ... read more

Systemic Change – Turning a city around

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil The keynote speakers at the North American Vincentian Family Gathering April 16-19, Allison ... read more

Have you changed the world this Lent?

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil This is the question asked on the Daughters of Charity NE province website. It provides a place to read more

Lenten series reviews Systemic Change

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil In this second Lenten podcast series Roger Playwin, Executive Director of the St. Vincent de Paul ... read more

Comic strip presentation on Systemic Change

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil The Commission for Promoting Systemic Change is committed to a Lenten series on Famvin. As part of read more

Last day of Vincentian Family Meeting in Mexico

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil This represents the final installment of the reports from the meeting in Mexico on Systemic Change read more

Lent from a Chinese perspective

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil Fr. Joseph Loftus CM shares his perspectives on Lent from his perspective in ... read more

Mexico meeting of the Vincentian Family on systemic change – Day Four

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil Continuing his translations of the the spanish language chrinicles from the meeting of the ... read more

Chronicle of Vincentian Family Meeting in Mexico – Day Three

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil Toma in Poland continues to offer the translations of the Chronicles of th Vincentian Family ... read more

Systemic change – turning a city around – partnership and ending the dependency culture

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil The keynote speakers at the North American  Vincentian Family Gathering April 16-19, Allison ... read more

Mail-in registration form for Detroit meeting of the Vincentian Family

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil In light of unanticipated complications for  online registration famvin is posting a link to a ... read more

Day Two Chronicle from Mexico

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil Representatives from 18 countries – a  continuation of the Chronicle from the Famvin ... read more

Chronicle of Day One Meeting in Mexico

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil The  chronicle of day one of the meeting of 145 members of the Vincentian Family focusing on ... read more

April 16-19 "Personal" and "structural" appoaches to Systemic Change

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil The keynote speakers at the North American  Vincentian Family Gathering April 16-19, Allison ... read more

Patricia de Nava video presentation "Systemic Change"

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil Vincentian Chair of Social Justice Lecture “Vincentian Tradition and Systemic Change” ... read more

"Systemic Change" Available in Spanish as "Cambio Sistémico".

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil A graphic presentation of the concepts of “Systemic Change” is now available in ... read more

Brothers of Charity on modern trends in serving those who are poor

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil The blog of the Brothers of Charity, founded by the Belgian Vincent de Paul,  reports on ... read more

Systemic Change through "micro-finance" – From squatters to homeowners

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil [flash /en/files/2008/12/hpfp.swf] Philippines Homeless People’s Federation was formed, to bring read more

Millennium Villages, an innovative approach to poverty

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil In this second week of Advent famvin.org presents Joesph Foley, CM telling the story of a United ... read more

An Advent of systemic change: seeing the world anew

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil During Advent, famvin.org is pleased to have the opportunity to present short media presentations ... read more

The Internet as Catalyst for Social Justice

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil A new research paper by Harvard Professor Elaine C. Kamarck addresses how the Internet has ... read more

VINFORMATION – Systemic Change presented visually

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil Famvin is adding a formation site to it news and reference sites.  This week’s feature ... read more

Podcast of Patricia de Nava on Systemic Change

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil Patricia de Nava offered her insights into systemic change to the Ladies of Charity gathered in ... read more

Questions about systemic change: what are the criteria?

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil This four-week series by Fr Robert P. Maloney, C.M. aims at helping members of the Vincentian ... read more

Process to change the unjust situations affecting the poor

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil Patricia de Nava, past President of the AIC, presented a talk at the LCUSA Assembly in San ... read more

Questions about systemic change: finding the right words

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil This four-week series by Fr Robert P. Maloney, C.M. aims at helping members of the Vincentian ... read more

Ladies of Charity USA assemble in San Antonio, Texas

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil The annual national assembly of the Ladies of Charity USA (LCUSA) is meeting in San Antonio, Texas read more

Srs. of Charity (Nazareth) foster Nepalese women as community leaders

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil Women in Nepal say a six-month vocational skills program the Nazareth sisters run has given them ... read more

Questions about systemic change: a simple concept at the heart of a big idea

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil This four-week series by Fr Robert P. Maloney, C.M. aims at helping members of the Vincentian ... read more

Systemic change: some resources for the Vincentian Family

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil famvin.org has developed a wealth of resources on the topic of systemic change from a specifically read more

Final Systemic Change Strategy: Have a prophetic attitude

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil The last in the Seeds of Change series: 20 strategies for systemic change described by members of ... read more

The Vincentian Family commits to transform unjust situations and to have a positive impact on public policy and laws

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil The nineteenth in the Seeds of Change series: 20 strategies for systemic change described by ... read more

BeadforLife Helps Lift Ugandan Women Out of Poverty

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil Remember Tupperware parties? In places throughout the U.S., beads made by women from a Ugandan ... read more

Systemic change strategy: support and respect mechanisms for promoting solidarity

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil The eighteenth in the Seeds of Change series: 20 strategies for systemic change described by ... read more

Theme for annual Vincentian Day of Prayer

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil “… today we are happy to send you the letter for the celebration of Saint Vincent ... read more

Systemic Change Strategy: Construct a shared vision with diverse stakeholders

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil The seventeenth in the Seeds of Change series: 20 strategies for systemic change described by ... read more

Systemic Change Strategy: Promote social co-responsibility and networking

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil The sixteenth in the Seeds of Change series: 20 strategies for systemic change described by ... read more

Circular Letter from the International President of the SVDP

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil The letter from  José Ramón Díaz-Torremocha  focuses on three things: A) What do you want of ... read more

Systemic Change Strategy: Promote engagement

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil The fifteenth in the Seeds of Change series: 20 strategies for systemic change described by ... read more

Active Citizenship and Effective States Needed to Reduce Poverty

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil Successfully addressing poverty requires that “people living in poverty must have a voice in read more

50 Videos on Social Entrepreneurship, Global Responsibility

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil The shareproudly.com blog writes, “Wouldn’t it be great to have all videos on social ... read more

Systemic change strategy: promote horizontal learning

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil The fourteenth in the Seeds of Change series: 20 strategies for systemic change described by ... read more

Systemic Change Conference in Westminster Cathedral

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil On 13th June 2008, around 120 members of the Vincentian Family here in Britain gathered in ... read more

Systemic Change Strategy 13: Make models that work for the community

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil The fourteenth in the Seeds of Change series: 20 strategies for systemic change described by ... read more

Empowering Youth to Help Where Help is Needed

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil UGIVE, a Cincinnati-based nonprofit organization “makes philanthropy relevant, fun and ... read more

Systemic Change Strategy 12: Educate, train and offer spiritual formation

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil The thirteenth in the Seeds of Change series: 20 strategies for systemic change described by ... read more

Small Change Means Big Change

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil Microplace, an online brokerage service that enables people to make investments that earn a return read more

Systemic Change Strategy 11: Be transparent

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil The twelfth in the Seeds of Change series: 20 strategies for systemic change described by members ... read more

Design for the Other 90%

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil “The new idea is to lift people out of poverty by giving them tools to improve their ... read more

SSVDP works on disaster relief for Myanmar

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil Jim Kehoe, Snohomish County, Washington USA executive director of the Society of Saint Vincent de ... read more

Systemic Change: Involve the poor at all stages

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil The tenth in the Seeds of Change series: 20 strategies for systemic change described by members of read more

Women-Run Banks Breaking Cycle of Poverty

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil How to deal with the fact that 80% of sub-Saharan Africa’s food is grown by women, but women read more

Systemic change: focus on the poor as the persons who are most capable of changing their own situation

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil The ninth in the Seeds of Change series: 20 strategies for systemic change described by members of read more

Systemic change: making it last

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil The eighth in the Seeds of Change series: 20 strategies for systemic change described by members ... read more

"Social inclusion" as an approach to ending homelessness

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil “A Journey to Social Inclusion” is the name of a new plan in Victoria, Australia to ... read more

Hunger and the need for systemic change

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil “The real resolution of hunger and the issue of people facing hunger is not giving them a ... read more

Three important verbs for systemic change: systematize, institutionalize, evaluate

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil The seventh in the Seeds of Change series: 20 strategies for systemic change described by members ... read more

Start modestly: an effective strategy of systemic change

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil The sixth in the Seeds of Change series: 20 strategies for systemic change described by members of read more

A Holistic Vision as Strategy for Systemic Change

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil The fifth in the Seeds of Change series: 20 strategies for systemic change described by members of read more

Systemic change: finding a community voice

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil The fourth in the Seeds of Change series: 20 strategies for systemic change described by members ... read more

"Servant's attitude" in systemic change

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil The third in the Seeds of Change series: 20 strategies for systemic change described by members of read more

From handouts to a hand up: starting small

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil The second in the Seeds of Change series: 20 strategies for systemic change described by the ... read more

20 proven strategies for systemic change

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil This week, we begin a 20-week series of articles written by the members of the Commission for ... read more

Replacing signs and protest with social entreprenurship

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil “Our generation is replacing signs and protests with individual actions,’’ says Kyle ... read more

Vincentian call for continent-based formation for systemic change

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil “One of the major decisions we made at this meeting was the launching of a formation ... read more

High school dropout – systemic change for Thailand's tribes

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil The Mirror Art Group (MAG) helps hill tribes – relocated from the mountaintops to the foothills ... read more

New Book Highlights Entrepreneurial Approach to Poverty

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil Out of Poverty: What Works When Traditional Approaches Fail hightlights the efforts of ... read more

Beyond the "quick fix": the notion of systemic change

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil (This marks the last in a series of ten articles about systemic change and Vincentian family by ... read more

Systemic change through basic ecclesial communities (BCE)

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil (This marks the ninth in a series of ten Vincentian family projects that will be described by Fr. ... read more

AIC in Madagascar – systemic change within an association

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil (This marks the eighth in a series of ten Vincentian family projects that will be described by Fr. read more

New Book by Grameen Bank Founder

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil Microcredit pioneer Muhammad Yunus has written his second book, Creating A World Without Poverty. ... read more

Young people doing what governments seem unable to do

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil Nicolas Kristof writes about young social entrepreneurs making a difference around the world. He ... read more

Stories of Systemic Change: Clancy Night Shelter

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil (This marks the sixth in a series of 10 Vincentian family projects that will be described by Fr. ... read more

Vincentian family gathering for systemic change in New Orleans

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil Leaders in the Vincentian Family in North America are “happy to invite you to the next ... read more

Miami teenagers selling African honey in US

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil The Honey Project (YouTube official video) is a nonprofit entity run by teenagers that sells ... read more

Trash dump dwellers to home owners

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil Stories of Systemic Change (This marks the fourth in a series of 10 Vincentian family projects ... read more

New wave of person-to-person lending

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil As Christmas arrives with a seasonal reminder to look out for the less fortunate, investors are ... read more

Project Dream

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil Stories of Systemic Change (This marks the second in a series of 10 Vincentian family projects ... read more

Microfinance Investment Opportunities for Small Investors

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil E-bay owned MicroPlace, which launched in October, has been steadily increasing the number of ... read more

Enterprise Solutions to Poverty

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil A new joint effort by the NBA Enterprise Solutions to Poverty and the Inter-American Development ... read more

In the shadow of Buckingham Palace – holistic services

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil (This marks the first in a series of 10 Vincentian family projects that will be described by Fr. ... read more

"Handouts" over "a hand up"?

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil The catholic legal theory blog “Mirror of Justice” has a thought provoking reflection ... read more

Restoring the scandal of Christmas

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil As my mind began to turn toward Advent this year, a surprising thought occurred to me: that first ... read more

"Connecting people, ideas, and resources"

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil That’s the ambitious goal of idealist.org, “Action Without Borders”, a site that read more

Can Microfinance Change the World?

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil That is the title of Freedom from Hunger’s 2007 annual report, which details that ... read more

Poor people as key to eradicating hunger.

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil Top down or bottom up? Poor people are not the problem but the key to eradicating hunger. Such is ... read more

Promoting Sustainable Community Development in Africa

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil Compassion International announced today a $5 million investment over the next five years in ... read more

Grand opening of Center for Family Success

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil Sunday the Salem Oregon USA St Vincent de Paul Society held the grand opening of the Center for ... read more

Vincentians moving from "hand-outs" to "a hand up"

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil One key to “addressing underlying causes and discovering long-term solutions for ... read more

Setting Free the Slaves: Systemic Change One Child at a time

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil There is little awareness in the developed world of the vast network of child slaves, some 200,000 read more

eBay gets into microfinance

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil With as little as $100, it is possible to invest in microfinance, the topic of last week’s ... read more

Advancing human rights by systemic change

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil International Bridges to Justice works to protect basic legal rights of citizens of developing ... read more

Tying microcredits to education for girls

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil A CARE program that offers small loans to poor, indigenous women in Guatemala looks to change the ... read more

Systemic change by lending to beggars

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil Grameen Bank — Bank of the Villages — really does lend to beggars. Take a look at this read more

Microfinance: a way to invest in systemic change

Does it make sense that people who most need a little seed money often have the hardest time getting it? Is it just and reasonable that read more

More community supported agriculture

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil Recently the weekly feature on systemic change spotlighted Seton Harvest, a Daughters of Charity ... read more

Systemic change: garbage dump becomes a place of hope

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil [google 2238105394190368409] There’s a garbage pile that dwarfs, easily, the small hills of ... read more

Some food for thought — and for the table — on systemic change

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil Unless there isn’t enough of it or a health crisis causes reconsideration of diet, most ... read more

Seeking Illustrations of Vincentian Values and Leadership

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil The de Paul Leadership Project is requesting submissions that illustrate how Vincentian values and read more

Sewing Out of Poverty – Daughters of Charity And Ethiopian Women

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil The Daughters of Charity bring Welsh master-quilters to Ethiopia to show women a way out of ... read more

Vincentian Missionaries Social Development Foundation, Inc. (VMSDFI)

Read in: FrançaisPortuguês do Brasil Change is possible The scale of the problem is staggering, and it’s hard not to be ... read more

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