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 Message of the Resurrection offers hope  in a world “marked by so many acts of injustice”

"It bears fruits of hope and dignity where there are deprivation and exclusion, hunger and unemployment; where there are migrants and refugees, so often rejected by today's culture of waste, and victims of the drug trade, human trafficking and contemporary forms of slavery," 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Pope Francis  -  Easter Message 2018                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

Latest News

The Vincentian Partnership for Social Justice is at present working on:

  • Joint project with SVP on Living Below A Minimum Essential Standard of Living

  • Rebasing/Reviewing - Minimum Essential Standard of Living Budgets for Households with Children

  • Preparatory work for Annual Update of MESL data.

MEBS Research

Minimum Needs of Older Children: Preliminary Pre-Budget 2019 Submission

Issued: April 2018

Minimum Needs of Older Children This submission focuses on the specific needs of low income households with older children, aged 12 plus. It costs an average of €122 per week to provide a minimum socially acceptable standard of …

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Just.Now

Just.Now Jan - Feb 2018: Working Towards a Minimum Essential Standard of Living for All

Issued: January 2018

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Important Dates

May 2018

15th      International Day of Families

22nd     International Day for BIological DIversity