Multidimensional Perspectives on Poverty: Affective Educational Poverty of Values Economic
Lasalle General Council Reflection 3 2017-18: E-DOCUMENT
"We can begin by getting out of ourselves, out of our securities and prejudices, and going to encounter our brother and sister."
"Our educational and religious communities should be a sign and witness that another world is possible."
"Let us go beyond the borders along with those who have been entrusted to our care."
24 February 2018
7 Sept. 2017
Hurricane Maria's Devastation in Puerto Rico
September 2017 Photo by Sgt. Jose Diaz-Ramos
20 June 2017 by Camila Domonoske
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"For how long has Jesus been presenting himself to you and knocking at the door of your heart to make his dwelling within you, and you have not wanted to receive him? Why? Because he only presents himself under the form of a poor man, a slave, a man of sorrow."
Economic Poverty refers to the lack of basic financial resources needed for a family to function at the average level of other families in the community
Educational Poverty refers to significant differences in cognitive style or development, past school history, or social/emotional development that significantly impede a person being able to function in regular learning environments without supports or accomodations
Affective Poverty refers to a significant lack of the personal, psychological, social and emotional resources and competencies to be able to meet normal developmental expectations
Poverty of Values refers to a lack in appreciation of local social norms, or of the responsibility to the larger world community that all persons have
Lasallian Reflections. 14c, 2004.
"Prayer for the Poor"
"Let Us . . .
attentively to the voice of the Lord
the cry of the poor may not leave us indifferent
the suffering of the sick
and the one who is in need may not find us distracted
the solitude of the elderly and the fragility of children may move us
and that everyone
may always love and venerate every human life”