What might be “Socially Acceptable” and “Not Socially Acceptable” elements of “structural” racism.
Formation: systemic change reflections
A Wide-Angle Lens On the Cries of the Poor
by John Freund, CM | May 27, 2020 | Formation, Justice and Peace, Reflections, Systemic change
The earth herself, burdened and laid waste, is among the most abandoned and maltreated of our poor; she “groans in travail” (Rom 8:22)
Learning From God’s Model Of Changing History
by John Freund, CM | Apr 15, 2020 | Formation, Reflections, Systemic change
What can we learn about being chang agents from imitating God’s model of bringing about a change in our ways of thinking?
There has got to be a better system!
by John Freund, CM | Apr 1, 2020 | Formation, Reflections, Systemic change
We must think of the bigger picture beyond and own immediate needs and even beyond first aid measures as important as they are.
The Vincentian Family In Time-lapse Photography
by John Freund, CM | Jan 15, 2020 | Formation, Justice and Peace, Reflections, Systemic change
Listening to “A Daring Prudence,” Fr. Robert Maloney’s overview of the development of the Vincentian Family, evoked metaphors from photography.
Let’s Talk Openly About the Challenge of St. John Paul II
by John Freund, CM | Nov 6, 2019 | Formation, Reflections, Systemic change
“Search out more than ever, with boldness, humility, and skill, the causes of poverty and encourage short and long term solutions. adaptable and effective concrete solutions.” St. John Paul II
Our Declaration of Independence – An Examination of Conscience
by John Freund, CM | Jul 3, 2019 | Formation, Justice and Peace, Reflections, Systemic change
Reading our “declaration of independence” can serve as an examination of conscience on the struggles in living out this declaration over the two and a half centuries since then.
If You See Something Good, Say Something Good!
by John Freund, CM | Jun 12, 2019 | Formation, Reflections, Systemic change
It is all too easy to fall into the trap of sharing bad news. Rather… let’s SHARE GOOD NEWS! Affirm it, publicize it when we see it!
I Can’t Help Every Homeless Person!
by John Freund, CM | Jun 5, 2019 | Formation, Reflections, Systemic change
Have you ever walked past a homeless person lying on his back on the sidewalk? Did it stir up any mixed feelings? Maria Shriver shares an incident in her life.
How are we followers of Vincent at doing dishes?
by John Freund, CM | May 29, 2019 | Formation, Reflections, Systemic change
“Everybody wants a revolution, but nobody wants to do the dishes.”
Questions Leading to “Metanoia” or Changing our Way of Thinking
by John Freund, CM | Mar 6, 2019 | Formation, Reflections, Systemic change
One of the big challenges many of us face is not only to think beyond ourselves. We also need to change the way we think about how we serve the needs of our sisters and brothers.
Are We Trying To Force Systemic Change?
by John Freund, CM | Feb 27, 2019 | Formation, Reflections, Systemic change, Vincentian Family
System leaders focus on creating the conditions that can produce change and that can eventually cause change to be self-sustaining.