Thinking about all 17 Sustainable Development Goals, the UN’s ambitious 2030 Agenda for People, the Planet and Prosperity, is exhausting.
What Do “We” Share With Homeless People?
by Fr. Michael Carroll, CM | Dec 10, 2020 | Formation, Homelessness, Reflections
Mental illness is a major problem for the entire US population – not just the homeless population. The difference is the problems are aggravaated by homelessness.
Vincentian Prayer Images: St. Vincent of the Alleys
by John Freund, CM | Sep 22, 2020 | Formation, Reflections, Vincentian Family
Where and how do we today walk the back alleys of our world?
The Grasshopper Theory of Poverty and Change
by John Freund, CM | May 20, 2020 | Formation, Reflections, Systemic change
A simple story that describes what it is like to be poor.
Jesus the Rude Guest
by John Freund, CM | Sep 13, 2019 | Formation, Reflections
Popes Benedict and Francis call us to imitate God who reached out to us an invited all of us to sit at the table.
Poverty in New York City
by Kyle Alvarez | Dec 7, 2017 | News, Vincentian Family, Vincentian Family at the U.N.
Since September 2017, I’ve had the opportunity to intern for the Congregation of the Mission, Vincentian Family at the United Nations. My experiences thus far have given me an even greater understanding and appreciation for the field of advocacy that my organization...
Space: The Final Frontier! Or is Poverty?
by John Freund, CM | Nov 4, 2017 | Formation, Reflections
Jesus said it well. “The poor you will always have with you.” Could we not speak of welcoming and caring for our poorer brothers and sisters as an everlasting frontier?
Participate: Knowledge from the Margins for Systemic Change
by Aidan R. Rooney, C.M. | Sep 6, 2017 | Poverty: Analysis and Responses, 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...
Sustainable Development Goal #1: End Poverty
by Catherine Prendergast , DC | Aug 17, 2017 | News, Vincentian Family at the U.N.
END POVERTY IN ALL ITS FORMS EVERYWHERE End extreme poverty in all forms by 2030. Yes, it’s an ambitious goal— but we believe it can be done. In 2000, the world committed to cutting the number of people living in extreme poverty by half in 15 years and we met this...
Personal Experience of Need for Systemic Change
by John Freund, CM | Nov 23, 2016 | Formation, Systemic change
Frequent visitors of this site are deeply committed to helping those who suffer poverty and are committed to a systemic change approach that goes beyond handouts. At the same time it might be that despite good will, not all have personal experience of what it is like...
Could You Survive in Poverty – 18 Quick Questions
by John Freund, CM | Oct 15, 2016 | Formation, Reflections
“Could You Survive in Poverty?” This checklist was developed by Ruby K. Payne, an author and researcher in the field of socioeconomics whose work I’ve followed for years — but it’s a perfect gauge for how well you’d do if worse literally came to worse. It’s not at all...
What happened to the issue of poverty?
by Elizabeth Astridge | Mar 22, 2016 | Formation, Reflections
What happened to the issue of poverty? Like a set of misplaced keys, I know it was there a minute ago but now I can’t find it. Within the past year, poverty was the issue of the day on the national stage. Stemming from the 50th anniversary of the War on Poverty,...