Peace Profile: Father Joseph Wresinski

  title={Peace Profile: Father Joseph Wresinski},
  author={Ada Guisti},
  journal={Peace Review},
  pages={499 - 505}
  • A. Guisti
  • Published 1 December 2003
  • Political Science
  • Peace Review
On October 17, 1987, the founder of the International Movement ATD Fourth World, Father Joseph Wresinski, was accompanied by 100,000 supporters when he unveiled a commemorative stone on Paris’s Plaza of Liberty and Human Rights. On this stone were engraved the following words: “Wherever men and women are condemned to live in poverty, human rights are violated. To come together to ensure that these rights be respected is our solemn duty.” These words served as the credo by which Father Wresinski…