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Columbans cross boundaries and help bring life to the full in Asia, the Pacific, Latin America and Britain. Please helps us respond to the call of mission. Thank you.

Latest News, Blogs & Articles

  • WEB 450 Heat-Wave-Pakistan12-550x350 2nd July 2015

    Pakistan heatwave killing the poor and elderly

    Fr Liam is an Irish Columban priest based in Pakistan. He reports on the deaths there from a severe heatwave.

  • FAR EAST July August 2015 Front Cover (450) 26th June 2015

    Far East July/ August 2015

    In the Far East July/ August 2015 edition we explore the spirituality of Saint Columban, the plight of Taiwanese migrant workers and we are introduced to prisoner Shoda Akira who faced execution. 

  • Default news image 18th June 2015

    Laudato Si: A Message from Columban leadership

    Greetings All,

    Praised Be! Today the world – and the Columbans – welcome Laudato Si: On Care for Our Common Home, Pope Francis’ Encyclical on the Environment – the first of its kind. Let us join together in celebrating Laudato Si which echos our Call to Communion. Pope Francis invites us

  • columbans-at-the-2008-religious-lobby-of-parliament-on-climate-change2 17th June 2015

    Countdown to the Environment Encyclical

    Ellen Teague of the Columban JPIC team in Britain has written a ‘countdown’ series every day for ten day in the lead-up to the publication of the environment encyclical of Pope Francis ‘Laudato Si’. Here are the links.

  • Jose Henriquez, Pat Gaffney, Archbishop Malcolm McMahon, Fr Ziad Hilal SJ, Ann Dodd 10th June 2015

    Pax Christi celebrates woman peacemakers

    Pat Gaffney was thanked for her 25 years as General Secretary of Pax Christi UK at Saturday’s AGM in London. Archbishop Malcolm McMahon of Liverpool, the National President, presented her with a special bowl and flowers to a standing ovation from all present. “I get more out of Pax Christi than I could ever give”,

  • Pope-Francis-Audience-with-the-media-2 10th June 2015

    Columbans welcome the Environment Encyclical – June 2015

    Pope Francis’s forthcoming environment encyclical will be the first dedicated to ecological and planetary problems. In this video Columban missionaries welcome the encyclical, having for many years had a mission of solidarity with the poor and with the exploited Earth.

  • Columban JPIC team 5th June 2015

    Day of action and prayer on Climate Change – Wednesday 17 June

    On 17 June 2015, there was a day of action, solidarity and prayer in Central London on climate change.

  • Eamonn O'Brien and Jim Simmons 28th May 2015

    Climate Change, Ethics and Religion in China

    “China has 80 million people living at sea level so of course it is interested in tackling climate change” said Columban eco-theologian Fr Sean McDonagh at a London event focusing on China last Saturday.

  • Fr Shay Culleb Award (450) 28th May 2015

    Fr Shay Cullen awarded for Outstanding Contribution to Welfare of Youth

    On April 23, 2015 at the University Of Iowa, the Central Iowa Service Network Against Human Trafficking and Shelter Services awarded Fr Shay Cullen and the PREDA Foundation for their Outstanding Contribution

  • Dr Colgan with Yu Ling (450) 28th May 2015

    From Belfast to Shanghai, an Easter Gift

    Dr Brendan Colgan, GP in Belfast, recently visited Fr Pat Colgan on Mission in China. On hearing about his visit, the patients of the surgery wanted to make a donation to a missionary cause. We hear from Dr Colgan:

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FAR EAST July August 2015 Full Cover

A Columban Publication that reports on the work of Columban Missionaries, seeking spiritual and material support for our Missions around the world.

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Vocation for Justice Magazine


Vocation for Justice is produced by the Columban Justice and Peace (JPIC) team in Britain covering a wide range of issues including Environmental Justice, Patenting Life, Migrants, Mining and UK Poverty.

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