Articles for violence

A letter from Ukraine on situation of the members of the Congregation of the Mission

S letter of Father Jan Trzop, C.M, the former Provincial of the Vice-Province of St. Cyril and Methodius, who has been working in Ukraine for many years, in which he describes the current situation in all the Vincentian communities in Ukraine.

Making Sense Of What Just Happened

“Are you the only one in the world who has not heard what is going on in (Washington?)”  (Luke 24:18) People from around the world are trying to make sense of recent events. I offer some resources for reflection.

This is What We’ve Been Missing in the Fight to End Global Poverty

In March 2015, IJM President and Founder Gary Haugen delivered a talk on the TED2015 stage in Vancouver, Canada. His message? There’s a reason that so many are still living in poverty today and our development efforts are being undermined by a phenomenon too...

Recommit to Non-Violence #IamVincent

Violence is sometimes the fruit, sometimes the cause of poverty. Non-violence has deep Christian roots. To say #IamVincent means to commit to a stance that rejects violence, so the poor will not suffer. As Christians committed to a more just and peaceful world we are...
Vincentian perspectives on violence

Vincentian perspectives on violence

Given all the blood that is being shed today it might be easy to forget that Vincent was not no stranger to bloodshed and war. So it is legitimate to ask "What would Vincent do" (WWVD) or better yet, "What did Vincent do?" We are blessed with an article "Vincent de...

What to DO After Newtown

Amanda writes... "The real reason I'm writing is not to point you to spiritual and theological articles/blogs about yesterday (though that is nice), but rather to suggest what you can do next." However she also compiles a list of "great articles by people who do have...

Standby… or Engage?

Standby… or Engage?

Making your life count. This video from the St. Vincent dePaul Society puts the question out there. Your heart beats 100,000 times each day. Put your hand on your heart. Feel it beating. That's your life clock. Someday its going to stop. A lot of things are going to...

Peace is more than just words

Peace is more than just words

In "Drink Deeply My Daughter" Amanda Kern concludes a reflection on Vincent and Peace with  "Vincent teaches us that peace is not words. You won't find eloquent or flowery words from Vincent about peace. You will, however, find action, which as Vincent shows us, is...

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