Articles for Anti-poverty strategies

Systemic change challenges us to mission

Mission challenges us to systemic change Systemic Change is something radical. It does what it says: The prophet Jeremiah: “This day I set you over nations and over kingdoms, to root up and to tear down, to destroy and to demolish, to build and to plant” (Jr...

Participate: Knowledge from the Margins for Systemic Change

For those working to implement processes of systemic change, one of the keys is to understand how marginalized people actually experience change in their lives. Thankfully, strong research is emerging as we enter into the "post-MDG" world. Our Vincentian Family...

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 horse, the best strategy is to dismount. But moderns think they have better strategies.

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 serving the poor.

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