This post connects a couple of dots. The first dot is that systemic change flourishes when there is a careful understanding of the situation. The other dot is that that a culture of vocations is really a culture of mission.
Formation: systemic change reflections
The miracle of seeing! What a miracle seeing is! So often it is taken for granted by those who can see. Lose...
Four hundred years later the story St. Vincent’s sermon at Chattilon is still being told. But it is a story with even wider implications. The story of that sermon at Chatillon is the foundation story for what we call today systemic change.
True compassion is more than flinging a coin to a beggar. It comes to see that an edifice which produces beggars needs restructuring.”
“What is your Church doing now for those who are poor?” Frederic Ozanam and the Society of St. Vincent dePaul has been answering that question for almost 200 years.
Why is a Systemic Change mentality important? This is a question asked by Fr. Robert Maloney, CM in a Presentation offered on VinFormation.
By identifying and bringing attention to those issues that are critical to those living in poverty and to the structures, societal and legislative, that cause and perpetuate poverty, VOP Vincentians can help communities and elected representatives to develop strategies and tactics that will provide the most effective and efficient mean to reduce or eliminate poverty.
“There is no greater burden than carrying an untold story.” Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.
The National Office of the SVDP draws attention to an excerpt of National Board of Director's Stategic Goal Leader 4, Ray Sickinger's contribution to the publication Vincentian Heritage: FREDERIC OZANAM: SYSTEMIC THINKING AND SYSTEMIC CHANGE A number of biographies...
VinFormation is happy to present the video version of the well-received presentation by Fr."Memo" Campuzano, CM at the meeting of the Vincentian Family in Indianapolis. Once on this page you can choose from either the Video, the Powerpoint or a simple audio recording.
One of the more powerful moments of the Vincentian Family Gathering was closing prayer service. Prayer - SUNDAY - (Powerpoint) VFG Morning Prayer Sunday, October 27, 2013 Call to Prayer: Jeremiah 6:16 Leader: Yahweh says this: “Stand at the crossroads and look....
Fr. Guillermo “Memo” Campuzano, CM reflects on Spirituality and Systemic Change