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  • Prayer card 2018_Page_1 (web450) 9th August 2018

    Resources for Creation Time 2018

    The Season of Creation 2018 will begin on 1st September, declared the World Day of Prayer of the Care of Creation by Pope Francis in 2015. Ellen Teague of Columban JPIC invites you, your parish and your community to participate.

  • Bright_now 15th June 2018

    Churches urged to divest from fossil fuels

    Churches are being urged to divest from fossil fuels and accelerate the clean energy transition. A new report from Operation Noah, the Christian climate change charity, looks at the role of the Churches in the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy.

  • Rachael Maskell (centre) with Ellen Teague and members of the Justice and Peace Commission) 23rd April 2018

    Columbans congratulate Middlesbrough Diocese for new Environmental Policy

    Inspired by Pope Francis’ Laudato Si’, Middlesbrough Justice & Peace Commission has produced an Environmental Policy for the diocese. Ellen Teague, Columban JPIC, spoke at the launch

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Phughesssc 19th July 2017

    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.