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  • Father Jim Fleming. Local Heroes mail_sender Marc Daniels <marcantonydaniels@virginmedia.com> mail_subject Father Fleming mail_date Fri, 24 Aug 2012 15:24:42 +0100 mail_body Marc DanielsWeb : www.marcantonydaniels.co.ukEmail : 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.

  • Inter cultural mass 4th March 2012

    Being a school chaplain

    Columban Fr Jim Fleming is parish priest of St. Catherine’s parish in Birmingham. He came to this work after several decades of mission in Pakistan and has a special interest in inter-faith dialogue. He is also a school chaplain.

  • px_delegation_vigil 22nd December 2011

    Christmas message from the Holy Land by the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem

    The following is the Christmas message of Archbishop Fouad Twal, Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem. He speaks about interfaith dialogue, the ‘Arab Spring’, Palestine’s application to join the UN, and a call for solidarity with the diminishing Christian community in the Holy Land. Below is the full text of the message.

  • assisi-interfaith-gathering 5th December 2011

    Special Report: Assisi Interfaith gathering of religious leaders

    This is a report by Columban Father Patrick McInerney. He is vice-director of the Columban Mission Institute in Australia and coordinator of its Centre for Christian-Muslim Relations. He worked in Pakistan for more than 20 years.

    The Assisi Interfaith gathering “Pilgrims of Truth, Pilgrims of Peace” held on 27 October 2011, celebrated the 25th Anniversary of Pope John Paul II’s invitation in 1986 to other faiths to meet with him in Assisi. Here, links into relevant documents are provided. 

  • edoconnell3 17th October 2011

    A Trip Down Memory Lane

    An article by Catholic journalist Paul Donovan which pays tribute to the Columbans and English Columban Ed O’Connell, who is on mission in Peru.

  • Fr. Eamonn O\'Brien with the Chinese students 5th October 2011

    Training of Spiritual Directors in China

    “At the present, many religious communities and seminaries are all need of qualified formators, in response to these needs; I think you should continue this program in order to provide opportunities to more participants to receive such kind of training.”

  • cyril-murphy-and-japanese-community 30th September 2011

    Serving the Japanese Chaplaincy

    Soon, I will be leaving Britain and retiring to my homeland, Ireland, from early October. But before I go I thought I would give a report on my work with the Japanese Chaplaincy.

  • rufus 30th August 2011

    Remembering Fr. Rufus Halley

    August 28 marked the tenth anniversary of the death of Columban missionary Rufus Halley.
    Rufus was shot dead in Malabang, Mindanao, Philippines, as he was returning home from a Christian-Muslim meeting, in what was an apparent kidnap attempt. 

  • rsz_ger 30th June 2011

    St Chad’s Sanctuary – My Place of Ministry

    Gertrudes Samson, a Columban Lay Missionary from The Philippines, shares her experience working alongside asylum seekers at St Chad’s Sanctuary, Birmingham.