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  • JamesTrewby2016 debrief prayer space1 26th May 2017

    Educators’ weekend on the Arts, Faith and Activism

    A continuous professional development opportunity for educators is being offered in late June, to be held at the house of the Columban missionaries in Solihull, West Midlands.

  • amina-nathaniel-paul-web2 25th May 2017

    “Profound heartbreak” at cathedral destruction and abductions in southern Philippines

    Church leaders in the Philippines – including the Columban Director in the country – have expressed “profound heartbreak” at a flare up of violence in the southern island of Mindanao over the past few days which has seen a cathedral torched

  • VocforJus SUMMER 2017cropped 24th May 2017

    Where hope blossoms

    The Summer issue of Vocation for Justice – the Columban newsletter for Justice, Peace and Ecology – focuses on the theme of hope and is titled, ‘Where hope blossoms’.

  • MigrantsMass4 23rd May 2017

    Migrants Mass in London

    The Mass for Migrants took place on 20 May at St Anthony’s in Forest Gate. The church was packed by 11am and Mass started with a procession, led by the Kerala community singing a traditional hymn with six young girls dressed in white dresses performing a traditional dance and older women following behind carrying traditional parasols.

  • 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.

  • 24 Women Arriving at the Tomb (web450x329) 6th May 2017

    Pentecost Appeal 2017

    Fr. Peter Hughes, Columban Regional Director in Britain, writes of how, as missionaries, we are part of the continuing Christian story and we must be prepared to share boldly and to listen with humility if we are to draw ever closer to God’s transforming love.

  • The huge march through Washington 2nd May 2017

    Columbans at Washington D.C. Climate March

    On Saturday, marking the 100th day of the Trump administration, Columbans joined other Catholics and the wider climate movement for a massive family-friendly march through the streets of Washington, D.C. and across the country.

  • Warmi Huasi 1 (web450) 28th April 2017

    We have the right to play

    Children in the dusty, barren neighbourhood of San Benito on the outskirts of Lima in Peru have become protagonists for change thanks to project Warmi Huasi, supported by British Columban Fr. Ed O’Connell.

  • Peacebus4 11th April 2017

    Joining the Peace Bus in South Korea

    On 8 April, Columbans joined a peacebus trip to Seongju in South Korea, the location of the THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Defence). Columban JPIC – including ordained, Columban lay missionaries and British coworker James Trewby

  • repam-newsletter-pic (1) 7th April 2017

    Columbans support Washington lobby to protect the Amazon

    A delegation of faith and indigenous leaders visited the United States in mid-March, to lobby for protection of the Amazon rainforest and the communities that live there.