2022 has arrived! and 2021 is now history.
I would like to examine the relationship between trauma, poverty and (systemic) racism over my next three articles. Part Three discusses (systemic) racism.
I would like to examine the relationship between trauma, poverty and (systemic) racism over my next three articles. Part Two discusses poverty.
Let’s remember what we learned during COVID-19, especially how we managed to maintain our personal relationship with those who, in addition to the daily challenges of living in poverty, must now weather the effects of the pandemic.
As a Canadian and close neighbour to our Americans friends, we are always interested in what is happening in the USA.
November 15th is the World Day of the Poor. Let us all reflect on how we use this day as a new beginning, with the ray of hope we have been waiting for and forget our differences and come together as one family.
When I hear or read the lyrics to this song I recall the words of Frederic Ozanam in Paris of the 1830’s when he warned us about the growing gap between those with so much and those with so little.
I’m sure many of us have heard of the great Sioux warrior, Crazy Horse who took part in the infamous Battle of the Little Big Horn in 1876 where Gen. Custer was defeated and killed. I’d like to tell you more about Crazy Horse.
Let us join in a diversity alliance that is inclusive of all racialized persons and fulfills what God has given us all.
Let us look at the issues of division through the eyes of those most affected and seek their support in addressing how to overcome past injustices.
We in Canada must also face reality that we must come to terms with the issue of racism.
I recently posed the following questions to our social justice network within the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul (SSVP), Canada.