Our Mission in Britain
Columbans have had a missionary presence in Britain for over 60years. We believe that our experience overseas broadens our vision of the Church and we bring this important dimension to our work in Britain. Columbans, ordained and lay, have raised awareness of the missionary dimension of the Church, inviting others to participate in the mission of God. Through collaboration and networking, the Columbans have laid down deep roots in Britain, sharing their mission experience with the local church.
Our aims are to raise awareness of and elicit support for Columban missions internationally; to work in solidarity with the poor and the exploited Earth for justice, peace and the integrity of creation; to promote life-giving relationships between peoples of different cultures and religions, particularly outreaching to migrants; to facilitate mission for others and the exchange of personnel and resources between Britain and other places where Columbans work.
Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation
The Columbans regard climate change as a matter of life and death for millions of poor people, and a disaster for the natural world.
Justice and Peace Education
Columban Justice and Peace Education helps young people and educators explore the relationship between faith and action, working through schools, parishes and collaborative projects.
Food and Water
Columbans contend that the rush to patent life will devalue all life and, instead of feeding the world, it will exacerbate hunger and malnutrition.
The Columbans support local communities in their opposition to destructive large-scale mining, particularly in the Philippines.
Years of mission to the world
Generations of people lifted to dignity