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  • stdenisbannerteam2 7th November 2017

    Columbans send message to COP23 in Germany

    Columban General Council on the opening of the United Nations’ COP23 presided by Fiji and hosted in Bonn, Germany, urges all leaders to take meaningful action on advancing the agreements made at COP21 in Paris and COP 22 in Marrakesh.

  • ColClimate 31st August 2017

    Season of Creation begins on 1 September

    Thousands of events to celebrate the Day of Prayer for Care of Creation on 1 September and the beginning of the Season of Creation have been recorded by the Global Catholic Climate Movement.

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    Columban to speak at NJPN Conference

    “Laudato Si’ is centre-stage in the life of the Catholic Church” says a Columban priest and CAFOD partner who will be speaking at the National Justice and Peace Network annual conference 21-23 July. The theme is, ‘A Sabbath for the Earth and the Poor: The challenge of Pope Francis’.

  • Julia Corcoran with Columbans Paris climate talks. 5th July 2017

    ‘Speak Up’ Week of Action on Climate Change

    On 1-9 July, a ‘Speak Up’ Week of Action will be taking place across the UK. Speak Up week is an opportunity for everyone to meet with their local MP to encourage them to champion positive solutions to climate change.

  • Cardinal Hummes with Fr. Charles Rue and Ellen Teague 7th June 2017

    Columbans oppose U.S. withdrawal from Paris Climate Agreement

    The Missionary Society of St. Columban, a Catholic missionary organization serving in fifteen countries around the world, says: “Columbans serve communities across the globe who daily face the devastating impacts of a dramatically changing climate.

  • Columban JPIC in Paris 2nd June 2017

    Response to Trump withdrawal from Paris Agreement

    As the Columban Justice & Peace Advocacy Worker, specialising in Climate Change and Migration, I often joke to friends that I am the ‘Anti Trump’. We know Donald Trump’s views on migration (it involves building walls) and now we are in no doubt of his views on Climate Change.

  • Julia LMs archbishop 18th May 2017

    Introducing our new Advocacy Worker Julia Corcoran

    My name is Julia Corcoran and I am the new Advocacy Worker in the Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation (JPIC) Team. I will be working two days a week for the Columbans.

  • Reuters pic (web450) 23rd March 2017

    Columban response to ‘Devastating’ Floods in Peru

    In the wake of unprecedented flooding in Peru, caused by exceptionally warm water in the Pacific Ocean fueling torrential rain along South America’s west coast, Columban missionaries working in the country report on their devastating impact.

  • walthamstow3 (web450) 15th March 2017

    Brentwood parish achieves ‘Live Simply’ Award

    Walthamstow parish Our Lady of the Rosary and St Patrick, in the care of the Society of African Mission (SMA) was given the ‘Live simply’ parish award on 12 March. Columban JPIC worker Ellen Teague, an award assessor, presented the award.

  • WP_20170225_011 (web450) 2nd March 2017

    Living Laudato Si’ in Hallam Diocese

    The Catholic Diocese of Hallam and the Anglican Diocese of Sheffield came together to host an ecumenical Study Day on Pope Francis’ encyclical on 25th February. A packed room at Sheffield’s Quaker Meeting House came away enthused