The Vincentian Partnership for Social Justice
The ethos of the VPSJ, which is a faith based NGO, is rooted in:
- The call of the Gospels “that all may have life and have it to the full” (John 10.10)
- Belief in the dignity and potential of every human being
- Commitment to working with people experiencing social and economic exclusion in order to bring about the change necessary for a more just and inclusive Ireland
To achieve its goal of working for social and economic change the VPSJ uses four main approaches:
The facilitation of the Active Citizenship/Voter Education Programme which encourages people who have lost confidence in the democratic electoral system to recognise their vote as a voice for social and economic change. Read more »
Engagement in research on the expenditure and income needed for a minimum essential standard of living of all; which produces facts and figures on the standard of living which members of the public have agreed is the minimum below which no one should be expected to live. Read more »
Networking with individuals and groups which share the values and goals of the VPSJ. Read more »
By providing data which reflects current social and economic reality and which is used by different organisations – Government, Statutory Agencies and NGOs in their work. Read more »
The VPSJ has completed the report A MESL for a Single Adult with Vision Impairment. The report which is a collaboration project with the NCBI will be launched on May 30th 2017.
The VPSJ Bi-Annual Gathering of the VPSJ members took place on March 11th 2017 at which the launch took place of the report by Brian Harvey ‘Budgets and Ballots The Vincentian Partnership for Social Justice: tackling poverty and social exclusion for 21 Years’ .
At present the VPSJ is updating its data on the cost of a MESL.
Working Family Payment
Issued: March 2017
March April 2017: Sustainable Development Goals and Ireland
Issued: April 2017
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