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  • Phughesssc 19th July 2017

    “Laudato Si’ centre-stage in the life of the Catholic Church” Columban tells national conference

    “Laudato Si’ is centre-stage in the life of the Catholic Church” says a Columban priest and CAFOD partner who will be speaking at the National Justice and Peace Network of England and Wales annual conference 21-23 July. The theme is, ‘A Sabbath for the Earth and the Poor: The challenge of Pope Francis’.

  • Nathalie runs a mums and toddlers groups for refugees 1 14th July 2017

    Children Seeking Sanctuary

    Mathalie Marytsch is a Columban lay missionary from Chile, based in Birmingham.

    My family and I arrived in the UK 14 years ago, and very soon after our language training I became involved in work with Asylum Seekers and Refugees.

  • Day of Prayer for care of Creation 10th July 2017

    Preparing for Prayer and Action on Creation Care

    Resources are now available for The Day of Prayer for Care of Creation (Friday 1 September 2017) and Creation Time, which runs to the Feast of St Francis (1 September – 4 October).

  • Julia Corcoran with Columbans Paris climate talks. 5th July 2017

    ‘Speak Up’ Week of Action on Climate Change

    On 1-9 July, a ‘Speak Up’ Week of Action will be taking place across the UK. Speak Up week is an opportunity for everyone to meet with their local MP to encourage them to champion positive solutions to climate change.

  • 20170601_091409 (web450) 4th July 2017

    With Love, from Lancashire Hill to Lima

    Who says that little people can’t make a difference?  Fr. John Boles shares the story of how an 11-year old girl from Stockport responded to the devastating flash floods that affected thousands of people in March 2017. 

  • FE July/Aug 2017 Cover 450 -thumbnail 30th June 2017

    July/ August Far East Out Now!

    In the July/August 2017 edition of the Far East we follow the personal experiences and emotions of the lay and ordained Columban community working in Korea, Peru, the Philippines, Fiji, Myanmar and Taiwan.

  • Cross and Candle 22nd June 2017

    Youth SVP visit Fatima House in Birmingham

    Fatima House is an accommodation project for destitute women in Birmingham, co-founded and run by the Columbans. In May, the project coordinator Mauricio Silva and Columban Lay Missionary Nathalie Marytsch welcomed a group of young students.

  • Phughesssc 20th June 2017

    Columban speaker to highlight Amazon destruction at July’s National J&P Conference

    The National Justice & Peace Network of England & Wales (NJPN) annual conference will be held 21-23 July. Inspired by Laudato Si’ it is entitled: ‘A Sabbath for the Earth and the Poor:

  • 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.

  • Tomas King and Joti Centre Team (web450) 14th June 2017

    Joti Educational and Cultural Centre

    Fr Tomas King writes from Pakistan about his new appointment as director of the Joti Educational and Cultural Centre and the opportunities this provides.