Accepting the challenge to end poverty

Are we “the first generation that can eradicate poverty”? St. John’s University thinks so. On October 13 the Vincentian Center for Church and Society at St. John’s invites you to explore “The Just and Moral Society: From Ideal to Reality”....

Climate change: UN conference for NGOs

Tomorrow at the United Nations the 60th Annual Department of Public Information/Non-Governmental Organizations Conference kicks off. Some 2000 representatives of NGOs from more than 80 countries will attend presentations and roundtables on the impact of climate...

Map of earthquake-affected areas and more

Oxfam has made available a .pdf of a map of areas affected by the quake; it was provided to them by the Sistema Nacional de Defensa Civil Perú. Also, Catholic News Service has a round-up of stories of life after the disaster.

Dorothy Day in Nova Scotia

After Dorothy Day visited Nova Scotia in 1938, she wrote about miners and steel workers who told her of their decision to start a Saint Vincent De Paul Society to, in their words, “build up the idea of mutual charity and mutual aid.” Read more here.