Blogs and Articles

Blogs and articles from Britain and around the world written by Columban missionaries and people experiencing Columban mission, covering the broad range of Columban mission themes.

Blogs and Articles relating to Mining


  • Log truck returning to Barito Pacific camp, East Kalimantan. 23rd June 2011

    What part of ‘No’ don’t mining companies understand?

    by Ellen Teague

    The world’s largest mining company has been urged to halt its coal mining operations on the Indonesian island of Borneo by representatives of indigenous people who report that mining “has destroyed our forests, rivers and livelihoods”. A day ahead of BHP Billiton’s London AGM on 21 October, they spoke to an “alternative report”, presented at the House of Lords during an evening meeting chaired by Baroness Sue Miller of Chilthorne Domer.

  • When it rains it pours 31st January 2011

    When it rains it pours!

    by Fr Sean Martin

    We continue to go to Court to answer charges brought against some committed Christians, Subaanen tribal people and protectors of the environment by mining companies. These include charges against myself and Columban Sister Patty Adonaire, who is a missionary from Peru, simply because we support the local people in affected villages of San Jose Parish in Midsalip, Zamboanga del Sur, Philippines.