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:

Active Citizenship/Voter Education

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 »

Development of Minimum Essential Budget Standards

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 »

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“The Gospel tells us constantly to risk a face-to-face encounter with others, with their physical presence which challenges us, with their pain and their pleas, with their joy which infects us in our close and continuous interaction.

True faith in the incarnate Son of God is inseparable from self-giving,

from membership in the community, from service, from reconciliation with others. The Son of God, by becoming flesh, summoned us to the revolution of tenderness.”

                                                               Pope Francis (Evangelii Gaudium, 72)



Latest News

  • The VPSJ has started the focus group work for a new project A Minimum Essential Standard of Living for a single adult with a visual impairment.
  • The VPSJ attended the Social Inclusion Forum.


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MEBS Research

When The Living Wage is Not Enough

Issued: December 2016

When The Living Wage is Not Enough The paper examines the Living Wage in the context of the additional and different needs of households with children. Focusing in particular on the set of six ‘Family Living Income’ household …

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Important Dates

December 2016

  • 1st: World Peace Day
  • 27th: Int Holocaust Remembrance Day