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

Welcome

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

Networking with individuals and groups which share the values and goals of the VPSJ. Read more »

Advocacy

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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Reflection

The mystery of Christmas lays upon us all a debt and an obligation to the rest of mankind and to the whole created universe. We who have seen the light of Christ are obliged, by the greatness of the grace that has been given us, to make known the presence of the Savior to the ends of the earth. This we will do not only by preaching the glad tidings of his coming, but above all by revealing him in our lives.    Thomas Merton

Latest News

Published on Website

2018/2019 Review and Rebase – Minimum Essential Standard of Living (MESL)

Completed for Safefood

  • The Cost of the MESL Food Basket for Northern Ireland
  • The Cost of the MESL Food Basket for The Republic of Ireland

Completed updated Reasonable Living Expenses for ISI

Completed Exploratory Study on The Cost of Third Level Education

 

Just.Now

Just.Now Sept - Oct 2020: Living with Poverty and Covid 19

Issued: October 2020

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MESL Research

MESL Review & Rebase 2018-2019: Report

Issued: December 2020

MESL Review & Rebase 2018-2019 This report presents the 2018/19 Review and Rebase of the MESL data for Households in Ireland. While the expenditure data is adjusted on an annual basis to reflect current costs the content of the …

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Important Dates

December 2020

1st World AIDS Day

2nd  International  for the Abolition of Slavery

2nd National Pollution Control Day

5th  International Volunteer Day

10th  Human Rights Day

18th International Migrants Day

20th  International Human Solidarity Day