The Letter to Friends around the World exists in English, Spanish, Portuguese and French.
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Exposure to different cultures has inspired me.

My name is Salwa and I am a teacher. I have always been passionate about ensuring that disadvantaged children have access to culture. In 2009, I had the good fortune to come across Tapori – a friendship network created by ATD Fourth World.  Tapori enables children all over the world to become friends with one another. Its motto is:... Read more
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A New Humanity Without Poverty Will See the Light of Day

“The very poor tell us over and over again that a human being’s greatest misfortune is not to be hungry or unable to read, or even to be without work. The greatest misfortune of all is to know that you count for nothing, to the point where even your suffering is ignored.” said Joseph Wresinski, founder of ATD Fourth World. Last... Read more
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Letter to Friends Around the World "Special Edition - 17 October 2016"

Dear Friends, In 2017, we will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of Joseph Wresinski's call to action and we've already started preparing for an extraordinary campaign which we would like to invite you to join in. Since the 17 October was recognised as the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, by the United Nations in 1992,... Read more
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Drawing hope and strength from solidarity

In the incredibly blue sky of October 17, 1987, ATD Fourth World founder Fr. Joseph Wresinski bore witness to the “poor of all times, fleeing from place to place, despised and disgraced.” Today, who are these “millions and millions of children, women and fathers”? They are the ones always and forever forced to leave:... Read more
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"Everything is born from a shared life, not from a theory"

Everything is born from a shared life, not from a theory”¹ In a neighbourhood of Tananarive recently flooded by storms, we are thinking with members of the Movement about the projects and actions we take on together. What is the most important thing? Where should we start? Mr Joseph joins the conversation: “The most important... Read more
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