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  • Columban JPIC in Paris 2nd June 2017

    Response to Trump withdrawal from Paris Agreement

    As the Columban Justice & Peace Advocacy Worker, specialising in Climate Change and Migration, I often joke to friends that I am the ‘Anti Trump’. We know Donald Trump’s views on migration (it involves building walls) and now we are in no doubt of his views on Climate Change.

  • Julia LMs archbishop 18th May 2017

    Introducing our new Advocacy Worker Julia Corcoran

    My name is Julia Corcoran and I am the new Advocacy Worker in the Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation (JPIC) Team. I will be working two days a week for the Columbans.

  • Reuters pic (web450) 23rd March 2017

    Columban response to ‘Devastating’ Floods in Peru

    In the wake of unprecedented flooding in Peru, caused by exceptionally warm water in the Pacific Ocean fueling torrential rain along South America’s west coast, Columban missionaries working in the country report on their devastating impact.

  • walthamstow3 (web450) 15th March 2017

    Brentwood parish achieves ‘Live Simply’ Award

    Walthamstow parish Our Lady of the Rosary and St Patrick, in the care of the Society of African Mission (SMA) was given the ‘Live simply’ parish award on 12 March. Columban JPIC worker Ellen Teague, an award assessor, presented the award.

  • WP_20170225_011 (web450) 2nd March 2017

    Living Laudato Si’ in Hallam Diocese

    The Catholic Diocese of Hallam and the Anglican Diocese of Sheffield came together to host an ecumenical Study Day on Pope Francis’ encyclical on 25th February. A packed room at Sheffield’s Quaker Meeting House came away enthused

  • FaithsUNClimate 10th November 2016

    Columbans join Inter-Faith Statement to Morocco Climate talks

    The Columban missionaries have signed an inter-faith statement which will be presented to the COP22 climate talks, currently underway in Morocco. Superior General, Kevin O’Neill endorsed on behalf of the Society.

  • SeanwqithPopeFrancis1Sep2016 5th October 2016

    Fr. Sean McDonagh SSC attends Laudato Si’ Conference at the Vatican

    On 28 September 2016, I attended a Joint Consultation on ‘Laudato Si’ and the Path to COP 22’ organised by the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace and the Pontifical Academy of the Sciences. The meeting took place at the Casina Pio IV in the Vatican.

  • Columban JPIC in Paris 4th October 2016

    Columban Missionaries announce pledge to Divest from Fossil Fuels

    Inspired by Pope Francis and in honor of September’s Season of Creation and the Feast of St Francis on 4 October, the Missionary Society of St. Columban pledges to take steps to divest from fossil fuels. In addition, we commit to putting resources into Positive Impact Investing alternatives.

  • Chiswick LS Daycropped 3rd October 2016

    ‘Laudato Si’ and Care for Creation Day in Westminster

    Fifteen Catholic parishes of Westminster Archdiocese were represented at a ‘Laudato Si’ and Care for Creation’ event in Chiswick, West London, on Saturday. They ranged from Harpenden in Hertfordshire to Osterley in West London to West Green in North London.

  • Columban JPIC in Paris 12th August 2016

    Season of Creation starts 1 September

    The Columban Mission Institute’s Centre for Peace, Ecology and Justice in Australia has launched its 2016 Catholic Season of Creation online resource for Sundays in September 2016 (Yr C).