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  • Meal at St Columban's 24th March 2015

    From the tropical heat of Manila to snow in London… (by Adrian Dixon)

    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.

  • climate013 19th March 2015

    Columban Prayer and Fast for the Climate on 26 March

    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.

  • Pakistan Attack(450) 18th March 2015

    Suicide Bomb Attack on Churches in Lahore

    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.

  • 20150307_133758 16th March 2015

    Experiences of FLAME 2

    Columban lay missionaries  based in Birmingham share their experience at Flame 2

  • Hope Projects (450) 11th March 2015

    An Insight into the Struggles of Seeking Asylum

    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

  • PeterClimateservice7Mar2015 9th March 2015

    Columban JPIC at climate service and march

    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”.


    Columbans at Flame 2

    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.

  • March Cover 3 (450) 6th March 2015

    Far East March/ April 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”.

  • Yudi with Peter O'Neill (web450) 5th March 2015

    A Mother’s Voice

    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

  • Anna Brown and James Trewby 4th March 2015

    Columban J&P Education at FLAME 2

    Columban J&P worker James Trewby and intern Anna Brown will be playing important roles in making Saturday’s FLAME 2 event successful. James has been involved in planning with CYMFED, the Catholic Youth Ministry Federation, and both he and Anna will be running workshops during the day.

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Far East March April 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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