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Training in Latin America: “Accompanying others: How and why?”

AIC training: A Latin American initiative to train Lay Spiritual Advisors to accompany groups of AIC volunteers. From 19th-21st March, 63 people from 16 countries (45 AIC volunteers, 13 Daughters of Charity and 5 Priests from the Congregation of the Mission) had the chance to participate in the AIC Training Seminar on the theme “Accompanying […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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