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30th March 2015
Annual Justice & Peace Conference – ‘The Things That Make for Peace’ will take place at the Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick, Derbyshire from 17 – 19 July 2015. The whole Columban JPIC will be attending, plus running a stall and several workshops.
24th March 2015
Adrian Dixon is a teacher based in London. In this article he reflects on his experiences leading up to participating in a learning visit to the Columban works around the USA/Mexico border.
19th March 2015
Columban missionaries internationally will be praying and fasting for action to address Climate Change on Thursday 26 March. The day will be marked in Britain by missionaries meeting at Solihull for their annual gathering.
18th March 2015
On Sunday morning, March 15 there were two suicide attacks on Churches in Yohannabad, Lahore – St. John’s Catholic Church and Christ Church Protestant Church, in which 15 were killed and over 70 injured.
16th March 2015
Columban lay missionaries based in Birmingham share their experience at Flame 2
11th March 2015
In a cramped living room a lively discussion was taking place regarding reliable solicitors to assist processing an application to claim asylum, with women sharing their own personal experiences and recommending names to contact. In progress
9th March 2015
Columban Peter Hughes has called for politicians to be made accountable for the promises they make regarding climate change. Taking part in the climate change service at St Mary le Strand in London on Saturday, prior to the start of the annual climate change march, the head of Columban JPIC suggested that “when a part of creation dies, a bit of us dies as well”.
9th March 2015
Columban missionaries were out in force last Saturday at the Flame 2 youth event, organised by CYMFED – the Catholic Youth Ministry Federation. More than 8,000 young Catholics packed the Wembley Arena, where Cardinal Luis Tagle, Archbishop of Manila was keynote speaker.
6th March 2015
In this issue we uncover Japan’s hidden Christians in an article by Fr Barry Cairns. The churches today in Nagasaki, the Goto, Amakusa and Madara Islands are vibrant with faith, however this has not always been the case. A decree issued in 1614 stated that “Japan is the country of both the Shinto gods and Buddhism. Christianity, as their enemy, is a danger to the nation. It is to be eradicated”.
5th March 2015
Tears flowed down the cheeks of Yudi’s face as he listened to the voice of his mother speaking through my cellular phone while he lay on his ICU (Intensive Care Unit) bed fighting for his life. I was filled with emotion and elated joy
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Dates for your diary
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