News stories relating to Education

  • 2018 winners on the theme ' Migrants are our neighbours' 4th October 2018

    NEW! Schools Journalism Competition 2019

    Marking the Feast of St Francis and following on from the success of last year’s inaugural Columban Schools Journalism competition, the Columbans have launched a 2019 competition with the title: ‘The Challenge of Climate Change’.

  • IMG-20180329-WA0013 29th March 2018

    British/Irish Invitation To Mission Group Visits Columban Mission in Peru

    A group comprising of Columban co-workers, a lay missionary, a Faith in Action volunteer and Columban friends in Britain and Ireland have embarked on a 10-day journey to Lima, Peru

  • Migrants are our neighbours 25th March 2018

    Columban competition on Migrants – 3rd Place

    The joint third winners in the Columban print journalism competition on ‘Mirgrants are our Neighbours’ are by Hilda Kagaba from St Pauls Catholic Secondary School, Milton Keynes and Eleanor Pape from Holy Cross High School from Chorley, Lancashire. Congratulations!

  • Migrants are our neighbours 19th March 2018

    I was a Stranger and you made me Welcome by Ahlaam Moledina

    Read Ahlaam Moledina’s winning entry to the Columbans’ young journalists print competition on the theme, ‘Migrants are our Neighbours’. She is a pupil of Bishop Challoner Catholic College, Birmingham.

  • Columbans at Climate Lobby 15th June 2017

    Now recruiting: Faith in Action Volunteer 2017

    The Columbans are seeking to appoint a new ‘Faith in Action Volunteer’ to begin September 2017. This will be a year of personal development and growth based in Birmingham, putting faith into action through projects connected to refugees/asylum, inter religious dialogue, and justice and peace education.

  • JamesTrewby2016 debrief prayer space1 26th May 2017

    Educators’ weekend on the Arts, Faith and Activism

    A continuous professional development opportunity for educators is being offered in late June, to be held at the house of the Columban missionaries in Solihull, West Midlands.

  • 140x105 5th October 2016

    Articles and research

    Academic work from James Trewby, Columban Justice and Peace Education Worker. James makes use of this research in various justice and peace education projects, including training for teachers.

  • Group with volunteers at the the 'Los Americas' Centre 4th October 2016

    Learning Outside the Comfort Zone

    In this Year of Mercy, we are called to practical action – service and acts of charity. But we mustn’t forget that learning is a vital part of doing!  Embracing learning opportunities to take us out of our comfort zones and encounter something of J and P issues gives us firsthand experience and passion to share with young people.

  • Prayer with young people from El Paso 23rd March 2016

    Am I part of the problem? by Julia Corcoran

    As part of the group that is spending Holy week in El Paso, Julia Corcoran, the ‘Faith in Action volunteer’ reflects on the role each of us play as part of the many different crisis’ around the world.

  • The Group with Border Guards 22nd March 2016

    From Border Control to Chrism Mass

    Rosemary O’Leary, a teacher based in London, shares her experience as a member of the small group of Columban contacts in Britain spending Holy Week 2016 on a Columban Exposure Visit to the US-Mexico border.