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  • Columbans at Climate Lobby 15th June 2017

    Now recruiting: Faith in Action Volunteer 2017

    The Columbans are seeking to appoint a new ‘Faith in Action Volunteer’ to begin September 2017. This will be a year of personal development and growth based in Birmingham, putting faith into action through projects connected to refugees/asylum, inter religious dialogue, and justice and peace education.

  • Phughesssc 19th July 2017

    “Laudato Si’ centre-stage in the life of the Catholic Church” Columban tells national conference

    “Laudato Si’ is centre-stage in the life of the Catholic Church” says a Columban priest and CAFOD partner who will be speaking at the National Justice and Peace Network of England and Wales annual conference 21-23 July. The theme is, ‘A Sabbath for the Earth and the Poor: The challenge of Pope Francis’.

  • Nathalie runs a mums and toddlers groups for refugees 1 14th July 2017

    Children Seeking Sanctuary

    Mathalie Marytsch is a Columban lay missionary from Chile, based in Birmingham.

    My family and I arrived in the UK 14 years ago, and very soon after our language training I became involved in work with Asylum Seekers and Refugees.

  • Mauricio addressing an interfaith gathering 10th July 2017

    Poor Britain!

    ‘Britain is a wealthy nation, a developed country, and a society which offers multiple opportunities to some of its people. But, ‘don’t forget the poor!’
    Reflections of a Columban Lay Missionary in Britain

  • Day of Prayer for care of Creation 10th July 2017

    Preparing for Prayer and Action on Creation Care

    Resources are now available for The Day of Prayer for Care of Creation (Friday 1 September 2017) and Creation Time, which runs to the Feast of St Francis (1 September – 4 October).

  • Ger Samson 8th July 2017

    Indeed! There is a Spirit at Fatima House!

    Fatima House is a collaborative project of different agencies of the Catholic Church in Birmingham that offers emergency-temporary free of charge accommodation to destitute asylum seekers women in Birmingham UK.

  • Jayjay, Award ceremony 5th July 2017

    Plans for Peace

    “Yes, I know what plans I have in mind for you, plans for peace, not for disaster; to give you a future and a hope.”
    Jeremiah 29, 11 To be cared for

  • Julia Corcoran with Columbans Paris climate talks. 5th July 2017

    ‘Speak Up’ Week of Action on Climate Change

    On 1-9 July, a ‘Speak Up’ Week of Action will be taking place across the UK. Speak Up week is an opportunity for everyone to meet with their local MP to encourage them to champion positive solutions to climate change.

  • 20170601_091409 (web450) 4th July 2017

    With Love, from Lancashire Hill to Lima

    Who says that little people can’t make a difference?  Fr. John Boles shares the story of how an 11-year old girl from Stockport responded to the devastating flash floods that affected thousands of people in March 2017. 

  • FE July/Aug 2017 Cover 450 -thumbnail 30th June 2017

    July/ August Far East Out Now!

    In the July/August 2017 edition of the Far East we follow the personal experiences and emotions of the lay and ordained Columban community working in Korea, Peru, the Philippines, Fiji, Myanmar and Taiwan.

  • Cross and Candle 22nd June 2017

    Youth SVP visit Fatima House in Birmingham

    Fatima House is an accommodation project for destitute women in Birmingham, co-founded and run by the Columbans. In May, the project coordinator Mauricio Silva and Columban Lay Missionary Nathalie Marytsch welcomed a group of young students.


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Far East Magazine

FE July/Aug 2017 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

VocforJus SUMMER 2017

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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