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  • Eamonncropped 23rd February 2015

    China and Climate Change

    ‘China and Climate Change’ is the topic of this year’s talks at the 15th Annual General Meeting of Cultural Exchange with China on Saturday 23 May. Keynote speakers are Columban eco-theologian Fr Sean McDonagh and Rob Elsworth, Climate and Energy Policy Analyst, CAFOD.
    Columban Fr Eamonn O’Brien, Director of Cultural Exchange with China, will also address the topic, ‘Transcending the Made in China Tag’. The business of the AGM and planning for the future will be part of the day.

  • AnnaManilaslums 18th February 2015

    A learning visit to the Philippines

    Anna Brown is the first ‘Faith in Action Graduate Volunteer’, spending a year working with Columban Justice and Peace Education and St Mary’s University Chaplaincy. In the article below she reflects on a recent learning visit to the Philippines.

  • Ellen Teague and Richard Solly outside City Hall 16th February 2015

    Columbans join Divestment Call

    People of faith were among hundreds of climate change activists who gathered at London’s City Hall on Saturday to call on Mayor Boris Johnson and the Greater London Authority (GLA) to divest from polluting fossil fuels.

  • Bright_now 12th February 2015

    Global Divestment Day

    On 13 and 14 February thousands of people from across the world will take action to call on institutions and individuals to move their money away from fossil fuels as part of the first ever Global Divestment Day, linked to tackling climate change.

  • Lent 12th February 2015

    A Lenten Journey

    Excellent downloadable Lenten resources have been produced by J&P activists in Shrewsbury Diocese on behalf of the National Justice and Peace Network. They include ‘A Lenten Journey: Action and Reflection Suggestions for Lent 2015’.

  • The Red Lacquered Gate Book Cover (web 450)(2) 9th February 2015

    Book Review by Fr. Conor Donnelly: The Red Lacquered Gate by William E. Barrett

    The history of the Catholic Church in China in the early 20th Century and the lead up to the Communist take-over has not been widely written about yet.

  • vfjheading 6th February 2015

    Young people and politics by Matt Jeziorski (Pax Christi) and James Trewby

    Young people don’t care about politics. Everyone knows that. Politicians promote the concerns of the aged because they turn up to vote. Young people don’t.

    Not quite.

  • FAR EAST Jan Feb 2015 5th February 2015

    Far East January/ February 2015

    In the January/ February 2015 edition of the Far East we continue our series on St. Columban, exploring the significance of a pilgrimage in the saint’s time and present day.

  • Voc_Spring_2015finalcropped 2nd February 2015

    Election focus in Vocation for Justice

    The Spring issue of Vocation for Justice urges that we ‘get political’ in 2015.

  • Many Voices3 28th January 2015

    Many Voices

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

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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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