News stories relating to Cross Cultural / Interfaith Dialog

  • 14-12-19-Lakemba-Prayer-Vigil-Rabbi-Zalman-Kastel-Sheikh-Wesam-Charkawi-Fr-Patrick-McInerney (web450) 14th August 2015

    New Columban website for interreligious dialogue

    Columban missionaries in Australia have launched a new Columban website, which aims to educate and inspire Columban Missionaries and the wider public about interreligious dialogue.

  • fr-ray-collier-ssccropped 15th May 2015


    For the past number of years, in Birmingham, I have been on a journey of solidarity. It has been an experience not of deprivation and burden, but one of gift and joy.

  • AnnaManilaslums 18th February 2015

    A learning visit to the Philippines

    Anna Brown is the first ‘Faith in Action Graduate Volunteer’, spending a year working with Columban Justice and Peace Education and St Mary’s University Chaplaincy. In the article below she reflects on a recent learning visit to the Philippines.

  • Rosa 3 28th January 2015

    A multi-faith rally in Birmingham.

    On Saturday the 25th of January, a multi-faith rally was held outside the Birmingham City Council House partly prompted by a Fox News pundit who claimed Birmingham was a “no-go” zone for non- Muslims.

  • margaret-siberry 12th October 2012

    Annual Intercultural Mass

    On Saturday, October 6th, St. Catherine of Siena Church in Birmingham, where Columban Fr. Jim Fleming is Parish Priest, was packed for the Annual Intercultural Mass.

  • alex-and-friends 12th October 2012

    Hospitality and Generosity in Pakistan

    My name is Alex Stockbridge and I am currently a third year student at university in Birmingham England, where I am studying Business management with communications.

  • governor-ishrat-ul-ebad-sr-berchmans-conway-and-sr-mary-langan 3rd October 2012

    Government of Sindh, Pakistan, gives land to religious sisters

    The provincial government of Pakistan’s Sindh region has presented land in Karachi to religious sisters in appreciation of their educational work in the country.

  • fr-robert-mcculloch-ssc_0 14th September 2012

    Columban speaks on Vatican Radio about Pakistan’s blasphemy laws

    Fr Robert McCullock, who worked for 34 years in Pakistan, is now procurator general of the Columban Missionaries in Rome. Here he speaks on Vatican Radio about Pakistan’s blasphemy laws.

  • Father Jim Fleming. Local Heroes mail_sender Marc Daniels <> mail_subject Father Fleming mail_date Fri, 24 Aug 2012 15:24:42 +0100 mail_body Marc DanielsWeb : : marcantonydaniels@virginmedia.comTel : 07826845411 4th September 2012

    Columban ‘Local Hero’

    Columban Jim Fleming, parish priest of St. Catherine’s parish in Birmingham, has been named as a ‘Local Hero’ by the Birmingham Mail newspaper. The award honours people for their willingness to help others, and a presentation will be made at a ceremony in November.

  • openingofmultifaithweekassembly008 25th April 2012

    Multifaith celebration in Birmingham schools

    Fr. Jim Fleming, the Columban parish priest of St. Catherine’s parish in Birmingham, reports on the Interfaith week celebrated in both St. Catherine of Siena Primary School and Priory Edgbaston Catholic Independent School during March. He worked for several decades himself in Pakistan.