Links

The following links cover Our Worldwide mission locations, Mission contacts, Media contacts, and Justice and Peace contacts. At the end there are some useful blogs.

Our Worldwide locations


Mission

Africa Europe Faith and Justice Network

A network of Religious and lay people, many of whom have lived and worked in Africa. They monitor political and corporate policies as they relate to Justice in Africa and encourage members and churches to challenge unacceptable practices and propose alternatives that respect the dignity of every human being. – http://www.aefjn.org/index.php/antenna-united-kingdom.html

Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales

http://www.catholic-ew.org.uk

Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Scotland

http://www.bpsconfscot.com/

Catholic Missionary Union

Promotes awareness in the Catholic Church of England and Wales and in society at large, of the Church’s role and activity in missionary works worldwide and the practical implications this has for local Catholic churches and society. – http://www.cmu.org.uk/

Conference of Religious

The Conference of Religious seeks to be a dynamic and proactive presence of Church, particularly with those on the margins of society. It aims to unite its membership in collaborative initiatives translating gospel vision into reality, and to offer support to those in positions of leadership. – http://www.corew.org/

Cultural Exchange with China

CEC aims to promote understanding, cooperation and friendship between the Catholic Churches of China and Britain. – http://www.cecchina.co.uk

FIDES

News service of the Pontifical Mission Societies. – http://www.fides.org

Missionary News Service

An international missionary news service. – http://www.misna.org

Missio

Missio is the Catholic Church’s official support organisation for overseas mission and is part of Pontifical Mission Societies worldwide. – http://www.missio.org.uk

Partnership for Global Justice

Partnership for Global Justice is a network of religious congregations, other groups and individuals grounded in Gospel values. It aims to stand in solidarity with those who are oppressed, foster justice for earth, and reverence the diversity of world cultures. – http://www.partnershipforglobaljustice.com

Volunteer Missionary Movement (VMM)

An international lay Christian movement whose members share their lives, faith and resources with communities in Africa, Asia and Latin America. – http://www.vmm.org.uk

 

The Prayer Trust
he Prayer Trust was started in 2000 under the leadership of Father Pat Sayles. Having spent years in Peru as a Columban Father, Fr Pat is aware of the uplifting power of prayer across the world. Now based at Our Lady & St Benedict’s Church in Wootton Wawen Fr Pat is still driven to spreading prayer. Taking advantage of modern 1st world benefits such as computers and printing presses Fr Pat, through The Prayer Trust, is able to continue the work of bringing people closer to God through prayer.

http://www.theprayertrust.org.uk/intro.html

 

St. Catherine of Siena Church, Birmingham

St. Catherine of Siena church is run by Columban Missionaries. The church plays host to some catholic congregations like the Eritrean church and the Ukranian church. They regularly hold mass at St Catherine’s church in their own regional dilect.

http://stcatherinesbirmingham.org.uk

 


Media

Independent Catholic News

Provides speedy and accurate news coverage of all subjects of interest to Catholics and the wider Christian community. Has a Saint of the Day, Sunday Reflection, Listings Section, Classified Ads, Archives and Links pages. Daily e-mail news service offered. – http://www.indcatholicnews.com

Ekklesia

Ekklesia is an independent, not-for-profit Christian thinktank and website which examines the role of religion in public life and advocates transformative ideas and solutions rooted in theological thinking and dialogue with others. Daily e-mail news service offered. – http://www.ekklesia.co.uk

UCA News

An independent Catholic news service for Asia. – http://www.ucanews.com


Justice and Peace

CAFOD

The official Catholic aid agency for England and Wales. – http://www.cafod.org.uk

Caritas Social Action Network (CSAN)

An umbrella organisation of charities with a Catholic ethos, providing professional social care within the UK. Our members provide services to marginalised and vulnerable children, adults and families of all faiths and none. – http://www.caritas-socialaction.org.uk

Catholic Association for Racial Justice (CARJ)

A charity working with black and minority ethnic Catholics in Britain. – http://www.carj.org.uk

Catholic Social Teaching website

A UK-based website resource on Catholic Social Teaching. – http://www.catholicsocialteaching.org.uk

Center of Concern (United States)

Set up in 1971 after the Rome Synod of Bishops framed ‘Justice in the World’, the statement which set the justice and peace agenda for the Catholic Church. It is an international center to study issues relating to development, justice, and peace from a Christian perspective. – http://www.coc.org

Chigwell Justice and Peace Centre

A centre run by the Sisters of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary. – http://www.sacredheartsjm.org/html/chigwell_j___p_centre.html

Christian CND

Christian CND is a specialist section of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament.Christian CND provides a focus for Christians who want to witness on the basis of their faith against nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction, while also positively campaigning for peace. – http://ccnd.gn.apc.org/

Christian Ecology Link

Offers insights into ecology and the environment to Christian people and churches, plus resources and events. – http://www.christian-ecology.org.uk

Church Action on Poverty

Works with churches in the UK to make poverty a priority. Includes campaigns, news and resources. – http://www.church-poverty.org.uk

Criminal Justice Forum

A network of Churches Together in Britain and Ireland. Its purpose is to uphold Christian values in the field of criminal justice, to promote awareness of criminal justice issues in the churches and to make representations to Government on behalf of the churches. It advocates the use of restorative justice, supports Christians working in the criminal justice system, and promotes community projects to reduce offending. – http://www.ccjf.org

Dominicans for Justice and Peace

A permanent presence at the UN in New York. – http://un.op.org/background

Ecumenical Council for Corporate Responsibility

The Ecumenical Council for Corporate Responsibility (ECCR) is a church-based investor coalition which does advocacy and awareness raising on issues of business, human rights and environmental stewardship. – http://www.eccr.org.uk

Housing Justice

The Christian Homelessness Charity campaigning for a society in which everyone has a home that truly meets their needs. – http://www.housingjustice.org.uk

Jesuit Refugee Service

The UK branch of the international Jesuit Refugee Service. – http://www.jrsuk.net

Justice and Peace Scotland

http://www.justiceandpeacescotland.org.uk

Kalayaan

UK-based organisation working for justice for migrant works. – http://www.kalayaan.org.uk

Live Simply Parish Award Scheme

Recognition for churches in England and Wales which green their practices. – http://www.livesimplyaward.org.uk

Movement for the Abolition of War

Builds a culture of peace that war is not inevitable and educates to promote alternatives to war. – http://www.abolishwar.org.uk

National Board of Catholic Women

It is a forum in which Catholic Women in England and Wales ( members of Catholic organisations and other women representatives of diocesan structures) exchange experience, express their hopes and concerns and make recommendations on the life and mission of the Church. – http://www.nbcw.org

National Council for Lay Associations

The National Council for Lay Associations (NCLA) is a consultative body to the Bishops Conference of England and Wales. It aims to respond to requests from the Bishops Conference and to bring matters of concern to the laity to their attention. It also acts as a forum for discussion and networking among lay organisations. – http://www.ncla.org.uk

National Justice and Peace Network of England and Wales

http://www.justice-and-peace.org.uk

Operation Noah

A Christian organisation which provides focus and leadership in response to the growing threat of catastrophic climate change endangering all of God’s creation. – http://www.operationnoah.org

Pax Christi UK

UK branch of the International Catholic Movement for Peace. – http://www.paxchristi.org.uk

Philippine Indigenous People’s Links

PIPLinks, which is UK-based, was founded in 1992 in response to requests for support from Philippine Indigenous Peoples’ organisations. The impact of mining on the Philippines is one of its specialist areas. – http://www.piplinks.org

Progressio

A development agency with Catholic roots, working to help people in developing countries gain power over their lives and overcome barriers that keep them poor. – http://www.progressio.org.uk

SCIAF

The official overseas development fund of the Scottish Catholic Bishops’ Conference. – http://www.sciaf.org.uk

Young Christian Workers

Young adults meet together regularly with a Chaplain or an Adult Companion to review their lives. Using the famous method of See, Judge, Act, they really get to grips with the real situations they are facing, reflect on them in light of gospel values and commit themselves to take action. – http://www.ycwimpact.com


Blogs

Mary Colwell

An award winning Catholic filmmaker with a focus on the links between religion and the natural world. – http://www.curlewmedia.com Blog: – http://www.marycolwell.blogspot.com/

Paul Donovan’s Blog

A Catholic journalist’s take on the issues of the day from a justice and peace persepctive. – http://paulfdonovan.blogspot.com

Sean McDonagh’s Blog

Blog of the Columban eco-theologian Sean McDonagh. – http://earthcaremission.wordpress.com

Sean Coyle’s Blog (Philippines) Bangor to Bobbio

Ellen Teague’s blog

Blog for Ellen Teague of the Columban Justice and Peace team. – http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/blog/118

 

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