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The SVDP USA changed their advocacy platform last month to "VoterVoice." Many in the Vincentian Family are accustomed...
“I have a passion for the issues that face those we visit. And I know that advocacy would help. But I’m just one person. What can I do?”
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul Ontario Voice of the Poor Advocacy Committee wrote a letter to the Ontario Minister of Finance.
Timely Voice of the Poor Webinars Available Online As astute Vincentians, we experience first-hand the way "our systems" can batter the already fragile poor and marginalized whose voices are muffled if not drowned out by the storms in which they find themselves, often...
What is the difference between being a Voice OF the Poor or a Voice WITH the Poor? Webinar: October 15 at 3:00 p.m. Eastern Shoulder-to-Shoulder Advocacy With the Poor and Marginalized Join Tom Dwyer, Voice of the Poor (VOP) National Committee Chair St. Vincent de...
“Advocacy in Australia is enormously important,” Dr Falzon says warning that if we allow governments to try to shut down advocacy, or shoot the messengers, we do so at our own peril as a society.
SVDP, US Bishops offer points for reflection concerning the Trans-Pacific Trade Agreement
Jack Murphy of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul USA/Voice of the Poor Committee offers some tips and real-life examples
The “haves” must discover that all of the “have not’s” are not cheats and lazy. The “have not’s” must realize that the “haves” are not all greedy, uncaring people. The only way to do that in any lasting way is to treat the problem in a slightly larger way than our current model…bring hope to one zip code at a time.
Once someone has paid their debt, we should work to restore their place in society and help remove barriers to self-sufficiency. That is one way to serve during the Year of Mercy.
Vincent De Paul Society election strategy 2016