The Society of St. Vincent de Paul Ontario Voice of the Poor Advocacy Committee wrote a letter to the Ontario Minister of Finance.
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Timely Voice of the Poor Webinars Available Online As astute Vincentians, we experience first-hand the way "our...
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....
Vincentian Commiment to life and dignity of every person
Recently 100 Christian leaders called on presidential candidates to declare themselves on issues encompassed by the "Circle of Compassion". Way back in 2005 Fr. Dennis Holtschneider CM proposed that the Vincentian Family become, in effect, lobbyists for those who have...
Voice of the Poor Advocacy gets heard on the Editorial Page. Sometimes we wonder whether we have to stand on our heads for what to get people to listen.
The myths and realities of Thanksgiving – The pilgrims and Native Americans who celebrated the first Thanksgiving have a lot in common with the migrants of today.
Did our work change after the elections? The issues of the people we serve are still the same: generational poverty, job loss, minimum wage, homelessness, lack of documented status, etc. Inspired by the teaching of the Church, our advocacy will persevere, trying to remove the obstacles that keep people in poverty. Their needs seem only to grow larger as time passes.
"Surely, the Lord hears the cry of the Poor. Our job is to make Congress hear it too" writes Giulio Grecchi of the SVDP Voice of the Poor Committee The humanitarian crisis at our Southern Border, while overshadowed in the news by recent violent events elsewhere,...
“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?” Jack Murphy, Atlanta, GA, National Voice Of the Poor Chair voices the concern and offers a Vincentian response…. Just one person can make a difference.
Who hears the cry of the young mothers and children detained at the border? asks Giulio Grecchi, Tucson, AZ, Western Region Voice of the Poor Representative. After describing the situation he pleads “Something has to be changed” and offers suggestions about what Vincentian can do
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.