Advent: Reading from the Bottom Up

Dec 10, 2021
The invitation to read from the bottom up continues to be important in our world. Things looks very different from the point of view of the vulnerable, the hungry, the grieving, those treated unjustly.
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  A historical first for Xavier College, Ba Fiji

Dec 06, 2021
This was an excellent example of using a Feast Day. Everyone knew the date but had little idea of the person and the reason behind it. The school used it to create an experience that non-Christian students will remember long after the maths, physics and geography lessons have faded.
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  World AIDS Day - 1st December

Dec 01, 2021
HIV/AIDS is a major global health issue that highlights inequalities
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  Unite to eliminate violence against women

Nov 25, 2021
The United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, 25TH November launches sixteen days of activism.
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  Laudato Si' Action Platform enrolment launch

Nov 18, 2021
The Vatican launched the enrolment phase of the Laudato Si’ Action Platform on November 14th, the World Day of the Poor. St Columban’s Mission Society is committed to the Platform which responds to twin cries of the poor and Earth.
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  Youth March for COP 26 in Fiji Stopped

Nov 12, 2021
Fiji FNU Student’s - Climate Peace Rally Stopped by the Police
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  Protecting the biodiversity of Mother Earth

Nov 11, 2021
The impacts of climate change and the loss of the variety of plant and animal life and living systems is occurring at unequal rates around the globe, and small Island nations are amongst the hardest hit.
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  Walking to save the planet

Nov 10, 2021
The response from so many has been unbelievable. At every stage, the “climate pilgrims’’ were offered food and accommodation in churches, schools, community centres and private homes.
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  Recycling right helps protect creation

Nov 08, 2021
National Recycling Week 2021 runs from the 8th – 14th November. Columban Missionaries have at heart the call to celebrate the gift of creation and work with others to help grow sustainable communities for all.
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  Taking care of nature to prevent wars

Nov 06, 2021
The International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict is November 6th. Taking care of nature is an important part of global responsibilities to prevent risks of armed conflict. Columban Missionaries are involved in works to foster peace, justice and caring…
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  Columban prayer for Climate Change Conference

Nov 05, 2021
The Climate Change Conference (COP26) from October 31st – November 12th in Glasgow is of great significance for humanity and all God’s creation. The Columban Missionaries are actively taking part. Columban Fr Charles Rue invites us to pray for the success of COP 26.
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  UN Climate Change Conference (COP 26)

Oct 31, 2021
The United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26), taking place in Glasgow, October 31st - November 12th, 2021, is a critical meeting of world leaders for the whole global community.
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  Columbans join Faiths 4 Climate Justice

Oct 28, 2021
A Global, Multi-Religious Action, organized by Australian Religious Response to Climate Change (ARRCC). It’s time for climate justice. #Faiths4Climate
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  World Mission Sunday

Oct 24, 2021
Columban missionaries support people who have been excluded in society to tell their own stories, and through education and advocacy, work for structural change to address the root causes of injustice.
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  Anti-Poverty Week 2021 - October 17-23

Oct 17, 2021
Anti-Poverty Week helps raise awareness about issues that are key to Catholic Social Teaching and the mission of the Church.
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  World Food Day October 16th 2021

Oct 14, 2021
World Food Day raises awareness about important issues for justice, peace and ecology.
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  Vatican delivers statement to COP 26 officials

Oct 13, 2021
Pope Francis hosted religious leaders and scientists at the Vatican on October 4th for a Faith and Science: Towards COP 26 meeting. The Pope presented a Joint Appeal to officials of the upcoming UN Climate Conference (COP 26).
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  Path toward October 2023 Synod

Oct 09, 2021
The path entitled “For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation, and Mission” will solemnly open on the 9th – 10th of October in Rome and on the following 17th of October in each local Church where consultations will take place in preparation for the Synod of Bishops to be held in Rome in October 2023.
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  United Nations International Day of Non-Violence

Oct 02, 2021
Columban missionaries stand side by side with the local people in their non-violent protests against all forms of injustice. We proclaim the words of Pope Francis: “Never again war!”
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  Columbans support Uluru Statement From the Heart

Sep 29, 2021
St Columbans Mission Society supports Archbishop Mark Coleridge's endorsement of the Uluru Statement From the Heart – an historic commitment by the Catholic Church to back indigenous leaders demanding a constitutional voice.
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