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  • 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.  

  • El Paso - British group 21st March 2016

    Columban Mission Exposure Visit to El Paso and Mexico, exploring issues around migration.

    A small group of Columban contacts in Britain spent Holy Week 2016 on a Columban ‘Mission Exposure Visit’ to the USA and Mexico, exploring issues around migration.

  • Anna-lobbying-on-climate-change 6th January 2016

    Reflections on Laudato Si’ for those who walk with the young

    One of my highlights of the last weeks was sitting with a group of secondary school teachers, reading and discussing extracts from the Pope’s encyclical, Laudato Si’. It was great to hear their enthusiasm and to share in the challenges and encouragement the document presents to those who work with the young.

  • Fly Kites Not Drones 6th January 2016

    ‘Fly kites not drones’: a free twilight RE/Citizenship learning opportunity

    Thursday 4th February 2016, 4-6pm; Notre Dame RC Girls’ School, SEl 6EX (close to Waterloo, Lambeth North and Elephant and Castle stations)

  • Julia and Rose 20th November 2015

    Visit to Columban Lay Missionaries

    Julia Corcoran,  spent a week with Columban Lay Missionaries from Chile and the Philippines, working in Britain.