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AIC-Germany: Protest in a Nightshirt

With blankets, pillows, cuddly toys and bathrobes about 60 volunteers from CKD/AIC-Germany in the archdiocese of Paderborn settled on their beds in front of the Paderborn town hall in a protest action aiming to draw attention to the housing shortage in Germany. The association, which has around 17,000 volunteers in the archdiocese, calls for significantly […]

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CommissionSocialDevelopment

Advocacy: Collaboration is essential

AIC International is an ECOSOC-recognized Catholic NGO at the UN.  At the UN in New York, for nearly two decades we have fought the feminization of poverty with a small group of volunteer representatives.  For anyone who has engaged in this work, it is obvious that one cannot keep pace with the proliferation of ubiquitous […]

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Chantal Crépey

New biography: Saint Vincent de Paul, un génie de la charité

Chantal Crépey, volunteer and former National President of AIC-France, has just published a biography of our founder: “Saint Vincent de Paul, un génie de la charité” (Salvator, 2017) to mark our 400th anniversary. The book recounts St Vincent’s life and spirituality and explains how AIC was born, its action with and for women and its […]

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Guatemala

St Vincent said to us: “Charity allows no rest; it is an ever-growing fire”

AIC – International Association of Charities – is a network of 150,000 local volunteers, mainly women, who work in their local communities to combat poverty in 53 countries in Africa, Latin America, Asia, Europe and the United States. At the moment, there are over 13,000 activities underway in 53 countries, in Africa, Latin America, Asia, Europe and the USA. […]

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Brésil

St Vincent said to us: “Love is inventive, even to infinity”

AIC volunteers are constantly called to prove their inventiveness: in order to respond to new forms of poverty, to meet new challenges and to continuously improve their work on behalf of the most disadvantaged, notably by seeking to value their strengths, encourage their participation in the activities underway and adapt to their needs and requests. […]

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Photo-organisation

St Vincent said to us: “The poor suffer less from a lack of generosity than from a lack of organization”

AIC has members in 53 countries on 4 continents. Its members are the national associations, which bring together the local groups of volunteers from the same country. The network is made up of more than 5100 local groups of volunteers across the world. Every 3 years, the National Presidents of the member associations meet at […]

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Photo-advocacy

St Vincent said to us: “Loving our neighbour is useless if we do not also commit to changing the situations of injustice we observe, be they social, cultural, economic or political”

As a civil society organisation, AIC takes part in global networks where it contributes to and helps coordinate the efforts of public and private bodies.  Through its presence in these institutions, AIC keeps abreast of international thinking in its areas of competence and receives information so it can continue to develop its own skills. Through […]

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400ans

St Vincent said to us: “We should assist the poor in every way and do it both by ourselves and by enlisting the help of others”

The Jubilee Year (8/12/2016 – 10/12/2017) gave every national and local AIC group a chance to celebrate our 400th anniversary together, with all the volunteers, all the most disadvantaged people and everyone else with whom we work and who supports us in our services. This year was also an opportunity to renew our commitment to […]

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