News stories relating to Cross Cultural / Interfaith Dialog

  • Columban Catholic People’s Weekend 20th February 2018

    Columban Catholic People’s Weekend

    A Columban team led the first Catholic People’s Weeks event of 2018 inspired by their centenary year theme ‘Sharing Gospel Joy’. It was a weekend event from 16-18 February at Boars Hill Carmelite Priory near Oxford

  • Liam INterfaith seminar Nov 2017 29th December 2017

    PAKISTAN: Interfaith Harmony Seminar

    The following article is by Fr Liam O’Callaghan, a Columban based in Pakistan
    The Christian Study Center (CSC), Rawalpindi is celebrating 50 years of ministry, 1967-2017,

  • IMG-20170916-WA0057 (2) 18th September 2017

    Archbishop Bernard Longley Visits Fatima House to Celebrate its 1st Anniversary

    On 16th September the Archbishop of Birmingham, the Most Reverend Bernard Longley, visited Fatima House to share dinner with the residents, volunteers and representatives of the Columban missionaries and Father Hudson’s Care.

  • IMG-20151007-WA0018 8th October 2015

    Something Good

    On Saturday 3rd October, 2015 Columban lay missionary Nathalie Marytsch, accompanied a Chinese group of women she supports to participate in the Something Good event outside St Phillips Cathedral in Birmingham.

  • 14-12-19-Lakemba-Prayer-Vigil-Rabbi-Zalman-Kastel-Sheikh-Wesam-Charkawi-Fr-Patrick-McInerney (web450) 14th August 2015

    New Columban website for interreligious dialogue

    Columban missionaries in Australia have launched a new Columban website, which aims to educate and inspire Columban Missionaries and the wider public about interreligious dialogue.

  • fr-ray-collier-ssccropped 15th May 2015


    For the past number of years, in Birmingham, I have been on a journey of solidarity. It has been an experience not of deprivation and burden, but one of gift and joy.

  • 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.

  • Rosa 3 28th January 2015

    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.

  • margaret-siberry 12th October 2012

    Annual Intercultural Mass

    On Saturday, October 6th, St. Catherine of Siena Church in Birmingham, where Columban Fr. Jim Fleming is Parish Priest, was packed for the Annual Intercultural Mass.

  • alex-and-friends 12th October 2012

    Hospitality and Generosity in Pakistan

    My name is Alex Stockbridge and I am currently a third year student at university in Birmingham England, where I am studying Business management with communications.