Important developments in our history
Started in an emergency housing camp in France in the 1950s, ATD Fourth World has transformed the struggle to end poverty by recognizing poverty as a violation of human rights.
“The families I met there, made me think of the poverty of my mother. The children could have been my brothers, my sister, or me, forty years earlier.” – Joseph Wresinski
In 1956, Joseph Wresinski, a Catholic priest, became the chaplain to 250 homeless families. They (...)
While Joseph Wresinski (1917-1988) is not the first person to listen carefully to people living (...)
ATD Fourth World — it’s a name with a lot of history. To Joseph Wresinski, (...)