News stories relating to Cultural Exchange with China

  • Eamonn2 15th July 2016

    Formation Summer School in China

    The second Summer School of the three-year formation programme for the training of Spiritual Companions began in the National Catholic seminary in Beijing on July 3rd 2016.

  • Eamonncropped 4th June 2016


    Fr. Eamonn O’Brien SSC  speaks on his experience of people celebrating faith in China. The following is the full text of the article he wrote for the Universe Catholic weekly newspaper.

  • chinalogo_0 30th May 2016


    Ten Minutes on our Blog will give you a ‘TASTE AND SMELL’ of the proceedings and atmosphere of our 15TH AGM/CONFERENCE with the theme of : FAITH IN CHINA

  • Eamonn O'Brien and Jim Simmons 28th May 2015

    Climate Change, Ethics and Religion in China

    “China has 80 million people living at sea level so of course it is interested in tackling climate change” said Columban eco-theologian Fr Sean McDonagh at a London event focusing on China last Saturday.

  • Eamonncropped 23rd February 2015

    China and Climate Change

    All are welcome to the 15th Annual General Meeting of Cultural Exchange with China on Saturday 23 May – ‘China and Climate Change’. Keynote speakers are Columban eco-theologian Fr Sean McDonagh and Rob Elsworth, Climate and Energy Policy Analyst at CAFOD.

  • 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.

  • with the President of the Youth Club 18th July 2014


    Sr Isobel Loong was a member of the executive of Cultural Exchange with China about 8 years ago and has now retired to her home in Singapore. She still connects with China and sent the report below after her recent visit to China.

  • eamonn-obrein-yt-thumbnail-web 30th October 2013

    China Revealed

    In a new interview, Fr. Eamonn O’Brien SSC speaks about the work of the Cultural Exchange with China, a charity supported by the Columbans. 

  • 140x105 4th October 2013

    China Formation Committee, Narrative Report: for Year ended June 30th 2013.

    China Formation Committee Missionary Society of St Columban Narrative Report: for Year ended June 30th 2013.

  • new-year 13th February 2013

    Celebrating the Chinese New Year

    Eamonn O’Brien, the Columban Director of Cultural Exchange with China, participated in the Lunar New Year of the Chinese community at the Church of Our Lady of the Assumption, Bethnal Green, London on Sunday 10 February. Fr Joseph Liang, the Chinese chaplain in Westminster Diocese who is from mainland China, presided at the mass.