Vinny Goes to the UN: What Must Be Done for the World’s Poor?
Did you know there are faith-based NGOs at the United Nations …and that they include the Vincentians? As the Vincentians’ rep at the UN, Guillermo Campuzano, CM, discusses the connection between charity, political advocacy, and systemic change—what he calls the “Vincentian triad of justice.” In the spirit of St. Vincent de Paul, this NGO asks “what must be done?” at the global level to uphold the dignity of the poorest and most vulnerable among us.
This is the opening talk for the 2019-20 Lecture Series, “Poverty: Vincentian Responses around the World,” hosted by the Center for World Catholicism & Intercultural Theology in collaboration with the inaugural Dennis H. Holtschneider, CM, Chair of Vincentian Studies, Matthieu Brejon de Lavergnée.
About the Speaker
Serving as the representative of the Congregation of the Mission (Vincentians) at the UN, Fr. Memo coordinates the Vincentian International Coalition for Justice, Peace, and Integrity of Creation (VIN-JPIC) and also chairs the NGO Working Group to End Homelessness. Previously, Fr. Guillermo worked for eight years (2007-2015) at his alma mater, DePaul University, in all dimensions of ministry and as an adjunct professor.
About the 2019-20 Lecture Series,
“Poverty: Vincentian Responses around the World”
St. Vincent de Paul said, “Go to the poor: you will find God.” This charism is lived out across the globe in the work done by the hundreds of groups—both lay and religious—that comprise the International Vincentian Family. This lecture series brings to DePaul different members of the global Vincentian Family to share the ways they are serving and encountering the poor, and God, in their part of the world.
Please contact CWCIT at firstname.lastname@example.org or 773.325.4158.
Parking at DePaul
Street parking (both free & metered) is sometimes available on campus, but there are also 2 parking garages available for visitors**:
**For a discounted rate, please ask for validation at the event’s information table. Discounted rates are as follows:
Entrance before 4:00pm = $9.25
Entrance after 4:00pm = $7.25
Thursday, October 10 at 6:30pm to 8:30pm
2324 N Fremont St