• BobbyGilmorecropped 21st June 2018

    Reflection – Mission in fragmentation

    Fr. Bobby Gilmore Reflects: In the old world of European empires the mission of the church travelled with the expansive energy of empire as it did previously in the age of trade routes and great migrations by land and sea.

  • IMG-20180616-WA0002 20th June 2018

    Fatima House Open Day 2018: Celebrating Two years of hospitality in Birmingham

    Mauricio Silva, Columban IRD and Fatima House Coordinator, writes about the second anniversary of Fatima House, a project which offers accommodation to destitute female asylum seekers.

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    Welcome & Worship in Holy Month of Ramadan

    As part of his Interreligious Dialogue engagement, Columban Faith in Action volunteer Jack Edwards spent the last month visiting mosques of different traditions in Birmingham. Here he writes about the welcome he received and how the experience of other faiths affected his prayer life.

  • 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.

  • PatCunninghamMaireadCorringan 15th June 2018

    Korea Columbans welcome US/North Korea Summit

    Fr Pat Cunningham, the Columban JPIC worker in Korea, reports from Seoul, where South Koreans gave the progressive party of President Moon a landslide victory in mid-term elections.

  • cross mosaic green 15th June 2018

    Intercession for the Birth of John the Baptist June 24

    Prayers for the 11th Sunday

  • VOC Newsletter May2018 cropped 29th May 2018

    Focus on Creation Care in Vocation For Justice

    The Columbans feel it is to be lamented that many Christians are suspicious of terms like “environmentally sustainable,” or “eco-friendly.” Too many ignore genuine dangers – climate change, deforestation, soil depletion – while adopting foolishly anti-environmental rhetoric.

  • LeedsConference 17th May 2018

    Columbans thanked at NJPN 40th celebration

    Columban missionaries and their team for Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation (JPIC) were warmly thanked last weekend at CAFOD’s London office where the 40th anniversary celebration of the National Justice and Peace Network of England and Wales (NJPN) was celebrated.

  • Jack with students 17th May 2018

    Report from our Faith in Action Volunteer

    Are you worried that your child has no connection to nature? Afraid that youngsters are spending to much time facing a screen? Well have no fear Columban JPIC Education will shove them right back outside and rub them on some form of tree/bush/pond combination.

  • IMG-20180503-WA0003 8th May 2018

    Sedos Seminar on Youth and Mission

    Three lay people from the Columban missionaries participate in the SEDOS Residential Seminar ‘Youth and Mission’.