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Effective Compassion Training

April 1st 2012 “What is Poverty?” This training session examines the meaning and causes of poverty in a society of opportunities, critically analyzes varied poverty alleviation strategies and policies and identifies the philosophies giving life to specific ways of addressing the problem. Here we also begin to outline the principles that can help people of faith to best contribute to concrete solutions.

Time: 8:00am-12:00pm
Place:
Boy Scouts of America – SW FLA Council

1801 Boy Scout Dr
Fort Myers, FL 33907
Phone:  (239) 936-8072

 

April 14th 2012 “The Seven Principles of Effective Compassion.” Many generations ago, poverty fighting was very different than what prevails today. In the past, there was a focus on certain principles when offering help to those in need. In our time, it is important to remember them. This session will explore these principles and how to best adapt them to present conditions.

Time: 8:00am-12:00pm
Place:
Boy Scouts of America – SW FLA Council

1801 Boy Scout Dr
Fort Myers, FL 33907
Phone:  (239) 936-8072

 

May 5th 2011 “The Entrepreneurial Vocation” (Transforming Your Service) The session explores the concepts of human freedom, private initiative, and invention as the best tools for addressing poverty and creating wealth. It will offer the Young Minority Entrepreneur’s Academy as a practical alternative. Social entrepreneurship as the provision of innovative solutions to society’s most pressing social problems will be presented as a practical alternative.

Time: 8:00am-12:00pm
Place: Boy Scouts of America – SW FLA Council
1801 Boy Scout Dr
Fort Myers, FL 33907
Phone:  (239) 936-8072

 

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May 12 Conference for all previous participants:Living Freedom in SW Florida”

The Conference gears toward deepening our knowledge of effective compassion and providing avenues to collaborate in implementing the principles of effective poverty-alleviation work. During our conference, a reputable group of scholars will offer lectures on the topics discussed throughout the year. Additionally, we will have strategic planning sessions to begin the formation of a movement of community organizers for freedom. Church leaders will be given information regarding the Summer sessions of the Young Minority Entrepreneurs Academy.

To RSVP call 322-8082 or e-mail at ismael@fvinstitute.org [Participant’s cost $20 per session]

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Philosophical Foundations:

  1. Subsidiarity: This principle of Catholic social doctrine is a long-forgotten one. However, to place solidarity in workable context is impossible without subsidiarity. Subsidiarity is a challenging principle, the “how” of authentic social justice. Michael Novak defines subsidiarity as the principle which asserts that “human life proceeds most intelligently and creatively when decisions are made at the level closest to concrete reality, and when next-higher levels of decision-making are invoked only as a last resort.” The Spirit of Democratic Capitalism (Lanham, Maryland: Madison Books, 1991 [1982]) p. 179. The principle is akin to the Protestant concept of Sphere Sovereignty and the American principle of Limited Government.
  2. Christian Personalism: (as expressed in John Paul II’s Phenomenological ideas). Our emphasis is on the human person qua person. Personalism focuses on the multi-dimensional reality of man and places the unique and unrepeatable human being at the forefront; rejecting both the collectivized self and atomistic individualism. Phenomenology attempts to go back to the reality of every person as the person is. Finding personalistic solutions to poverty is crucial in our work.
  3. Effective Compassion: Compassion means “to be with” the one who suffers (not necessarily eliminating all suffering). Compassion cannot be an emotions-driven exercise where we give “stuff away” and call it serving the poor. Compassion must be a rational exercise that respects the person, seeks rational solutions, and avoids condescension and collectivization.  For anti-poverty work to be effective, a series of foundational principles must be respected.

Some Presenters:

Mr. Ismael Hernandez, founder of the Freedom & Virtue Institute

Mr. Ray Reyes, Past Director Campaign for Human Development, Archdiocese of Chicago

Dr. Seana Sugrue, professor of Political Science at Ave Maria University

Dr. Brad Hobbs, BB&T Chair of Economics at Florida Gulf Coast University

Mr. Lawrence Reed, President of the Foundation Economic Education and President Emeritus of the Mackinac Center

Dr. Walter Rodriguez, Florida Gulf Coast University professor of economics and director of grants and research at the Lutgert College of Business, Florida Gulf Coast University.

Dr. Samuel Gregg is the director of research at the Acton Institute for the Study of Religion & Freedom in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

You can sponsor one of our training sessions throughout the year.  There are 10 training sessions and one Annual Conference. Training Session Sponsorships are $5,000 or $2,500. Any other tax-exempt gift is appreciated.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Effective Compassion Training

September-October 2011

Saturday 3rd“What is Poverty?” This training session examines the meaning and causes of poverty in a society of opportunities, critically analyzes varied poverty alleviation strategies and policies and identifies the philosophies giving life to specific ways of addressing the problem. Here we also begin to outline the principles that can help people of faith to best contribute to concrete solutions.

Time: 8am-noon

Place: Fort Myers Memorial Gardens
1589 Colonial Boulevard
Fort Myers, FL 33907
Phone: (877) 936-0555

Saturday 17th“The Seven Principles of Effective Compassion.” Many generations ago, poverty fighting was very different than what prevails today. In the past, there was a focus on certain principles when offering help to those in need. In our time, it is important to remember them. This session will explore these principles and how to best adapt them to present conditions.

Time: 8am – noon

Place: Fort Myers Memorial Gardens
1589 Colonial Boulevard
Fort Myers, FL 33907
Phone: (877) 936-0555

October 1st“The Entrepreneurial Vocation” (Transforming Your Service) The session explores the concepts of human freedom, private initiative, and invention as the best tools for addressing poverty and creating wealth. It will offer the Young Minority Entrepreneur’s Academy as a practical alternative. Social entrepreneurship as the provision of innovative solutions to society’s most pressing social problems will be presented as a practical alternative.

Time:8am – noon

Place: Southwest Florida Enterprise Center

3903 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.

Fort Myers, Florida 33916

239 321 7086

The Training will be repeated on the following sessions:

January-February 2012April-May 2012

January 7thApril 1st

January 21stApril 14th

February4thMay 5th

May 12 Conference for all previous participants:Living Freedom in SW Florida”

The Conference gears toward deepening our knowledge of effective compassion and providing avenues to collaborate in implementing the principles of effective poverty-alleviation work. During our conference, a reputable group of scholars will offer lectures on the topics discussed throughout the year. Additionally, we will have strategic planning sessions to begin the formation of a movement of community organizers for freedom. Church leaders will be given information regarding the Summer sessions of the Young Minority Entrepreneurs Academy.

To RSVP call 322-8082 or e-mail at ismael@fvinstitute.org[Participant’s cost $20 per session]

 

Philosophical Foundations:

  1. Subsidiarity: This principle of Catholic social doctrine is a long-forgotten one. However, to place solidarity in workable context is impossible without subsidiarity. Subsidiarity is a challenging principle, the “how” of authentic social justice. Michael Novak defines subsidiarity as the principle which asserts that “human life proceeds most intelligently and creatively when decisions are made at the level closest to concrete reality, and when next-higher levels of decision-making are invoked only as a last resort.” The Spirit of Democratic Capitalism (Lanham, Maryland: Madison Books, 1991 [1982]) p. 179. The principle is akin to the Protestant concept of Sphere Sovereignty and the American principle of Limited Government.
  2. Christian Personalism: (as expressed in John Paul II’s Phenomenological ideas). Our emphasis is on the human person qua person. Personalism focuses on the multi-dimensional reality of man and places the unique and unrepeatable human being at the forefront; rejecting both the collectivized self and atomistic individualism. Phenomenology attempts to go back to the reality of every person as the person is. Finding personalistic solutions to poverty is crucial in our work.
  3. Effective Compassion: Compassion means “to be with” the one who suffers (not necessarily eliminating all suffering). Compassion cannot be an emotions-driven exercise where we give “stuff away” and call it serving the poor. Compassion must be a rational exercise that respects the person, seeks rational solutions, and avoids condescension and collectivization.For anti-poverty work to be effective, a series of foundational principles must be respected.

Some Presenters:

Mr. Ismael Hernandez, founder of the Freedom & Virtue Institute

Mr. Ray Reyes, Past Director Campaign for Human Development, Archdiocese of Chicago

Dr. Seana Sugrue, professor of Political Science at Ave Maria University

Dr. Brad Hobbs, BB&T Chair of Economics at Florida Gulf Coast University

Mr. Lawrence Reed, President of the Foundation Economic Education and President Emeritus of the Mackinac Center

Dr. Walter Rodriguez, Florida Gulf Coast University professor of economics and director of grants and research at the Lutgert College of Business, Florida Gulf Coast University.

Dr. Samuel Gregg is the director of research at the Acton Institute for the Study of Religion & Freedom in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

You can sponsor one of our training sessions throughout the year.There are 10 training sessions and one Annual Conference. Training Session Sponsorships are $5,000 or $2,500. Any other tax-exempt gift is appreciated.

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