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  • history_china_founders (web450) 10th October 2016

    10th October 1916-2016

    Fr. Kevin O’Neill, Superior General of the Missionary Society of St. Columban, last week issued a letter to mark a significant event in the beginnings of the Society on 10 October 1916. 

  • SGJcropped (web450) 9th October 2016

    Sharing Gospel Joy 22 October 2016

    All are welcome to delve deeper into mission and the joy of being missionary disciples at ‘Sharing Gospel Joy: Perspectives on Mission Today’ on Saturday 22nd October 2016 in London.

  • Interfaith March for Peace 6th October 2016

    Myitkyina, Myanmar, about 30,000 people are marching for peace

    “Today (6th October 2016) in Myitkyina, near to 30,000 people are marching for peace and against the severe active offensive attack of the Burmese military against Kachin ethnic groups.

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    Articles and research

    Academic work from James Trewby, Columban Justice and Peace Education Worker. James makes use of this research in various justice and peace education projects, including training for teachers.

  • SeanwqithPopeFrancis1Sep2016 5th October 2016

    Fr. Sean McDonagh SSC attends Laudato Si’ Conference at the Vatican

    On 28 September 2016, I attended a Joint Consultation on ‘Laudato Si’ and the Path to COP 22’ organised by the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace and the Pontifical Academy of the Sciences. The meeting took place at the Casina Pio IV in the Vatican.

  • Columban JPIC in Paris 4th October 2016

    Columban Missionaries announce pledge to Divest from Fossil Fuels

    Inspired by Pope Francis and in honor of September’s Season of Creation and the Feast of St Francis on 4 October, the Missionary Society of St. Columban pledges to take steps to divest from fossil fuels. In addition, we commit to putting resources into Positive Impact Investing alternatives.

  • Group with volunteers at the the 'Los Americas' Centre 4th October 2016

    Learning Outside the Comfort Zone

    In this Year of Mercy, we are called to practical action – service and acts of charity. But we mustn’t forget that learning is a vital part of doing!  Embracing learning opportunities to take us out of our comfort zones and encounter something of J and P issues gives us firsthand experience and passion to share with young people.

  • Default news image 3rd October 2016

    Cry of the Earth, Cry of the Poor’ International Symposium

    Sino-Celtic Perspectives : Thinking beyond Capitalist Globalisation
    15 December 2016, 10 am – 5 pm
    G 16, Irish School of Ecumenics, Trinity College Dublin

  • Chiswick LS Daycropped 3rd October 2016

    ‘Laudato Si’ and Care for Creation Day in Westminster

    Fifteen Catholic parishes of Westminster Archdiocese were represented at a ‘Laudato Si’ and Care for Creation’ event in Chiswick, West London, on Saturday. They ranged from Harpenden in Hertfordshire to Osterley in West London to West Green in North London.

  • Archbishop bernard Longley with Lampedusa Cross 3rd October 2016

    Columbans join Birmingham Archbishop on Refugee Walk of Witness

    Archbishop Bernard Longley of Birmingham led a ”powerful” Walk of Witness ‘Welcome the Stranger’ on Sunday to the Conservative party conference in Birmingham.

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Far East Cover Sept 16

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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