“We need a conversion which includes everyone since the environmental challenge we are undergoing and its human roots, concern and affect us all.”
Exploring Laudato Si and Racism
by Jack Murphy, SSVP | Nov 1, 2020 | Formation, Reflections
Concern for the environment thus needs to be joined to a sincere love for our fellow human beings and an unwavering commitment to resolving the problems of society.
A Canadian View: Systemic Racism
by Jim Paddon | Sep 10, 2020 | Formation, Reflections
We in Canada must also face reality that we must come to terms with the issue of racism.
What Are Elements Of Structural Racism?
by John Freund, CM | Jun 17, 2020 | Formation, Justice and Peace, Reflections, Systemic change
What might be “Socially Acceptable” and “Not Socially Acceptable” elements of “structural” racism.
Vincentian Family Office: Statement on Racism
by Vincentian Family Office | Jun 12, 2020 | News
Today, we can begin the process of abolishing the sin of racism and violence from our midst.
Social Justice Conversations: Racism and Poverty
by Sr. Carol De Angelo, SC - New York | Aug 16, 2018 | Formation, Reflections
In today’s “climate,” one of the questions constantly nagging at me as the Director of Office of Peace, Justice and Integrity of Creation for the Sisters of Charity of New York is: “How to have meaningful conversations with people of color about their experiences of...
Niagara Wire receives letter from KKK @NiagaraUniv #IamVincent @NiagaraWire
by Aidan R. Rooney, C.M. | Oct 19, 2017 | Formation, Justice and Peace, Reflections
Student newspapers are one of the places you're likely to meet Vincentians. Today I met Ferrah Staley, who penned the following article for the Niagara "Wire." Ferrah is like Frederic Ozanam. She wrote, responding to this: by Ferrah Staley and Gabrielle Jackson Our...
Racism: A Key factor in Promoting Systemic Change
by Aidan R. Rooney, C.M. | Sep 17, 2017 | Formation, Poverty: Analysis and Responses
There are many factors at work which frustrate efforts at systemic change. One of them is racism. Toure, a regular blogger at vice.com writes For some white people, whiteness seems less economically valuable than it was decades ago. It's as if white privilege doesn't...
Talking About Racism
by Aidan R. Rooney, C.M. | Aug 24, 2017 | Formation
With Racism a persistent and cross-cultural problem, Vincentians need to be at least participants and perhaps leaders in the necessary conversations. The Leadership Learning Community shares good information on how to do this. In case you need a refresher, systemic,...
Terror and Racism in Charlottesville USA: A Vincentian Response
by Aidan R. Rooney, C.M. | Aug 19, 2017 | News, Sisters of Charity
End. Racism. Now. What can we say about the events in Charlottesville, Virginia, that hasn’t been already said by religious and civil leaders and all people of good will? We are saddened by the display of hatred and bigotry, by the belief of some that any one group of...
Vincentians Confronting Racism
by Aidan R. Rooney, C.M. | Dec 4, 2016 | Formation, Justice and Peace, Poverty: Analysis and Responses
Racism rears its ugly head whenever Vincentians are silent. Vincentians of.... Wherever. In the United States -- In England, India, Ireland, Australia -- racism is still a problem. Allies of the poor must speak against racism and counter it in all its forms. In an oft...
Why #BlackLivesMatter to Vincentians in the USA
by Aidan R. Rooney, C.M. | Oct 20, 2016 | Formation
All our works: parishes, hospitals, universities, novena and mission bands could be asked what we have done or failed to do historically in these works to alleviate racism and promote our Apostolate with Blacks. It is only when we see the connection in our heart and...