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  • pius Ginting 18th April 2018

    Columbans Support London Mining Network AGM

    Columban JPIC was amongst those attending the lively AGM of the London Mining Network on 16 April in North London and supporting its work. The Passionists and the Columbans back campaigning for justice in the mining industry.

  • 140x105 16th June 2015

    JPIC Policy Statements of the Columban Missionary Society

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  • No_Fracking_in_the_UK_compressed 3rd March 2015

    Christians pray and march on climate change

    The Christian environment charity, Operation Noah, will be hosting an ecumenical climate service before the ‘Time to Act’ national climate march this Saturday, 7 March, at St Mary le Strand Church, starting at 11.30am.

  • 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.

  • Tampakan 7th April 2014

    Philippine Bishops want mining project stopped

    Catholic Church officials in the southern Philippine island of Mindanao have reiterated their plea to the government to stop the mining of gold and copper in South Cotabato.

  • wdmhsbclarge 19th December 2013

    Banks urged to stop funding Fossil Fuels

    Columban JPIC would like to highlight a campaign by the World Development Movement to spotlight HSBC’s support for fossil fuels. Burning fossil fuels is warming the planet and causing severe weather. Banks should stop financing fossil fuels.

  • alatberatkpcditahan 4th December 2013

    Dialogue on Life and Mining

    Open letter from religious and lay stewards of the goods of creation in Latin America

  • anti-mining-protests-and-vigils-in-mindanao3 21st May 2013

    Religious tackle Philippine government over Ecology

    An alliance of religious groups in the Philippines has expressed disappointment and frustration over the three-year-old Aquino government, particularly for its handling of ecology issues and agrarian reform, and its failure to resolve cases of human rights violations.

  • marco-arana 12th July 2012

    Columbans support opposition to a new gold mine in Peru

    The Columbans have written to the Peruvian ambassdor in London to protest the ill treatment of a human rights and environmental activist who opposes the proposed Conga gold mine.

  • eath-day-1 26th April 2012

    Celebrating Earth Day in the Southern Philippines

    Sean Martin, a Columban priest based in the Midsalip area of Mindanao in the Philippines, participated in an Earth Day rally and celebration there on 23 April. It involved around 500 people, many of them Catholics from the parishes of the area who have been active in trying to stop large-scale destructive mining in the region.
    The following letter was handed out at the rally and read out from the platform: