News stories relating to Climate Change

  • Salisbury pic 14th March 2018

    Clifton J&P: Columban speaker at Laudato Si’ Day

    Catholic environmentalists Mary Colwell and Ellen Teague led a day of reflection on Saturday in Salisbury, focusing on the imperatives in the 2015 environment encyclical of Pope Francis – Laudato Si’. Around 40 people attended the event

  • Logging 13th February 2018

    Columban Lent resources on ‘Creation Care’

    The following materials are suitable for Lent 2018 on the theme of ‘Care for Creation’:Lent 2018 – Creation Care Calendar
    Produced by the Columban Center for Advocacy and Outreach in Washington in collaboration with the Inter-religious Working Group on Extractive Industries.

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    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.