The Far East Magazine

The Far East - January/February 2022

The Far East Magazine is published 10 times a year by St Columbans Mission Society. It features articles and photographs by Columban Missionaries from those countries where the missionaries work. The magazine was originally launched to promote mission interest in Catholic homes in Australia and New Zealand. The Far East Magazine is a major fundraiser for Columban Missionaries and was first published in Australia on 15th October, 1920.

Contents

From the Director - Mission and synodality

At the end of the synod, a letter was written to the Christians in Antioch. After going through this synodal process, the Christians in Jerusalem…
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Pandemic piles suffering on suffering for migrant families

I often heard that one or other parent, a brother or sister was in the United States, but their exact location was unknown. Families without…
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Ecological conversion: an ecclesial awakening?

Ecology, which studies the complex interrelationship of organisms and their environments, takes on a whole new meaning when seen in this context…
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Reflection - A city draws its life from the sea

Traditionally, Mass is followed by a procession of boats carrying large baskets of flowers to be presented to St Peter. Its roots in the festival…
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The dream of the Amazon

Even before Pope Francis convoked the Synod on the Amazon in 2019, Columbans in Latin America were engaged in campaigns to support the local…
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A bright light of Karachi

But the die was cast. Loweza had found her vocation. She devoted her life to journeying with the sick and the poor, facilitating treatment for…
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Religions and climate change

The call to respect and protect God’s creation is common to all religions, making it an ideal cooperation point among religious communities.…
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Mission World - January/February 2022

Mission World - January/February 2022 - A pitch for lasting peace
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Meet Mr Wakita

"The older I get, the more I am convinced that to be a follower of Jesus, the first step, and many later steps, is to acknowledge our human frailty.…
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Demonising the victim no solution to crisis

Economic migration tells us the movement of people reflects the movement of wealth and investment. Debt strangles development and while it is…
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The taste still graces my mouth

For me, my years in Chile were a lesson in the richness each person can contribute when they band together as a group. They experience the richness…
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An old photograph

Picking up a nearly 50-year-old photograph of 14 priests and realising I am the only one still living is a sobering experience. It led me to…
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Gift in Will

Leave a gift to Columban Missionaries in your Will.
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Audio Playlist - The Far East - January/February 2022

Listen to all the articles in this edition of the Far East.
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