2023

  “Choose life, choose the future!”

Dec 08, 2023
Pope Francis’ speech to delegates at the climate change conference in Dubai was delivered in person by Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin
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  Faiths at COP28 climate conference

Dec 08, 2023
Faith groups are active at COP28, the latest climate conference taking place in Dubai (30 November - 12 December 2023.) A first ever Faith Pavilion is an impactful space for people of faith and many others to listen and engage with faith perspectives.
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  Parish conversation and prayer for creation

Dec 06, 2023
Personal experience and reflecting on the gift of God’s creation together can do us much good.
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  Expand your imagination

Dec 05, 2023
The predominant theme for this first week of Advent 2023 is “stay awake”.
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  Columban Missionaries Add Voice to COP28

Nov 30, 2023
In the lead-up to COP28, Columban missionaries have added voice for decisive, compassionate and comprehensive commitments to accelerate climate action in solidarity with people who bear the heaviest burden and the earth itself.
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  Western Sydney Women’s IntHERfaith Initiative addresses domestic and family violence

Nov 24, 2023
All faiths promote treating people with dignity and respect. This issue impacts people of any faith.
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  National Recycling Week

Nov 06, 2023
Armed with knowledge, individuals and communities play an important role in supporting the sustainable and just use of resources.
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  Synod - Voice from the floor

Oct 31, 2023
Statement of Christian Solidarity with Jews and Muslims at this time of crisis in the Middle East
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  World Day of Prayer for Peace

Oct 27, 2023
Pope Francis has called for a day of prayer, fasting and penance on Friday 27th October, for peace in the Holy Land and around the world.
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  World Mission Sunday

Oct 22, 2023
World Mission Sunday is celebrated on October 22nd, and is a day of significance for Columban missionaries who are devoted to walking the journey of justice and harmony in solidarity with peoples who experience poverty and marginalisation.
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  High Seas Treaty

Oct 17, 2023
Protect the world’s oceans.
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  Anti-Poverty Week

Oct 15, 2023
The United Nations International Day for the Eradication of Poverty on 17 October calls for universal access to decent work and social protections that uphold the dignity of workers and provide for society's most vulnerable members.
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  Overcoming Obstacles in Life

Oct 11, 2023
Several times every week Jaime travels to a pueblo where he guides the gathered community in prayer, song and a bible reflection.
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  2023 Abraham Conference

Oct 05, 2023
The Abraham Conference plays an important role in bringing Jews, Christians and Muslims together to discuss contemporary issues of concern for the members of the three religions and for the wider society.
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  Joy as two new Columban Deacons ordained

Oct 03, 2023
Rev Iowane Naio from Fiji Islands and Rev Francis Xavier La Aung Nbwi from Myanmar were ordained to the diaconate on September 9, 2023 in the Columban International Theologate House in Cubao, Quezon City in the Philippines.
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  Biodiversity Month - Healing our relationship with creation

Sep 26, 2023
September is known in Australia as Biodiversity Month, a time to promote the importance of connecting with creation and protecting biodiversity in all its diversity. Here in Australia we are blessed by biodiversity that is rich and unique and yet faces multiple threats. The overall health of Australian…
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  World Day of Migrants and Refugees

Sep 24, 2023
St Columbans Mission Society accompanies migrants and refugees in their quests for hopeful futures.
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  Season of Creation news for Australia

Sep 21, 2023
Launch of the Australian Guide to Laudato Si’ Action Planning
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  Keeping the Flame of Hope Alive

Sep 18, 2023
Gold in Buddhism signifies the sun: a flame of purity, knowledge, enlightenment. Myanmar may no longer be a true Golden Land but the flame of hope continues to burn in the young people. Help us keep this flame alive!
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  ACRATH pushes politicians for compensation scheme for modern slavery survivors

Sep 13, 2023
A delegation from Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans (ACRATH) last week embarked on its annual advocacy visit to Parliament House in Canberra.
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2024 Columban Mid-Year Appeal

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