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    Many Voices

    A multi-lingual celebration of Unity and Diversity in Birmingham.

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    A multi-faith rally in Birmingham.

    On Saturday the 25th of January, a multi-faith rally was held outside the Birmingham City Council House partly prompted by a Fox News pundit who claimed Birmingham was a “no-go” zone for non- Muslims.

  • prison-visits 28th January 2015

    Experiential learning – prison visits

    Over the last 2 Christmases I have had the privilege of taking groups into large London prisons to provide music for the Christmas family visiting hours – a fantastic learning opportunity for us all.

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    Short-term group visits overseas: Playgrounds for the rich or a real chance to learn?

    During a recent session with a confirmation group, one young lady told me that in the future she hopes to take part in a sixth-form trip “to a country like Africa and help, by building a school”.

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    Faith in Action Week

    One reason I hear from young people for giving up on faith is that they can’t see the value in it. What’s the point of church if it’s just a weekly collective murmuring in a cold building once a week? Clearly it should be more than that; one important part of Mass is the ‘sending out’.

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    A postcard from Anna

    Anna Brown is the first ‘Faith in Action Graduate Volunteer’, spending a year volunteering with Columban Justice and Peace Education and St Mary’s University Chaplaincy. She’s currently on a mission exposure visit in the Philippines.

  • jason%20antiquiera 26th January 2015

    A Chapter In My Life

    On Wednesday 7th January 2015, Jason Antiquiera was ordained as a Columban missionary priest.  His journey of discernment and preparation began in 2002 and, below, he writes in 2010 of a significant moment on the road.

  • Kyra Trewby sleepout cropped 20th January 2015

    Sleepout for Homeless Sunday by Kyra Trewby

    In the early hours of Homeless Sunday on 18 January James and Kyra Trewby and a small Columban group joined the Bishop of Rochester to sleep outside on one of the coldest nights of the year to show solidarity with homeless people.

  • Louise Zanre with Barbara Butler 15th January 2015

    Christians Aware on the plight of refugees

    Christians Aware is a very important organisation in these times of heightened inter-faith and inter-cultural tensions.

  • fr-jim-fleming-ssc 13th January 2015

    Asylum Seekers in Solihull

    Fr. Jim Fleming SSC works at Solihull Welcome on Wednesdays and Fridays. It is an ecumenical support group for asylum seekers who visit the Home Office building nearby.

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Far East

FAR EAST Jan Feb 2015

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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Dates for your diary


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