The Letter to Friends around the World exists in English, Spanish, Portuguese and French.
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"As though we were wiped off the face of the earth"

Extreme poverty is violence - Breaking the silence - Pathways towards peace constitutes both the core and the overriding theme of research undertaken by ATD Fourth World in 25 countries. For three years, people living in extreme poverty and academics worked together to share their knowledge of and their understanding of poverty. Their conclusions... Read more
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"Creating spaces for learning together"

When people living in poverty are deprived of the opportunity to meet people from the opposite end of the social spectrum, extreme poverty is the result. It is therefore vital that we all seek to forge such opportunities so that we can all benefit from the experience and the knowledge of the most disadvantaged. Failing to do so, and thus falling... Read more
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Ending Extreme Poverty: A Utopian Vision?

For centuries, extreme poverty has been haunting our sense of humanity. For centuries, children, men and women have been devastated by hunger, trapped in ignorance, locked into a cycle of dependency and humiliation. The world panicked as economic recession—and its dramatic consequences—reared its ugly head. Yet shouldn’t it have... Read more
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"May we dare work toward Justice and Peace!"

New walls have been going up around the world. Some are cement walls that make it almost impossible for people to circulate and to get to know one another. Elsewhere, we see neighborhoods putting up metal gates to prevent camping by people who have nowhere else to go.  Intended to make life safer for some people, these walls condemn others to... Read more
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Bearers of Peace Around the World

On every continent, and in all our neighbourhoods, men and women refuse to accept the daily reality of violence and strive to create opportunities to meet each other and recognise each other's common humanity. Are they not the first actors for peace? We need to find the courage to break the silence and make known their acts and their struggle... Read more
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