Video Files

Waiting, Beauty and Hope: Advent Reflection on Hope Waiting, Beauty and Hope: Advent Reflection on Hope

I have learned that hope gives birth to courage, and courage leads to creativity; and that creativity opens the door for the fruits of the spirit to dwell within. But one may ask, ‘What comes before hope?’  I believe it is trust. Before trust comes gratitude.

ADVENT 2020: Waiting, Beauty and Hope

For the next six weeks, a video message from a Columban Missionary will be posted, explaining what each of these colors represent, and how they form part of the forces driving the world into the state it is in.

FROM THE DIRECTOR FROM THE DIRECTOR

FROM THE DIRECTOR “The way humanity treats the environment influences how we treat each other. Dialogue with each other is the same attitude required for dialogue, respect and taking care of the integrity of creation.”

Jubilee for the Earth: The Death of Life Jubilee for the Earth: The Death of Life

The Death of Life: The Horror of Extinction is a passionate plea to take action before it is too late - to save the many thousands of species currently under threat of extinction, who give glory to God by their very existence.

Jubilee for the Earth (Episode 6) : A New Beginning Jubilee for the Earth (Episode 6) :  A New Beginning

In our age of ecological crisis - where rampant consumerism and indifference to the holiness of Earth’s biodiversity is the default - how can each of us help build a movement to care for our common home and begin a new chapter in Earth’s history?

Jubilee for the Earth (Episode 4): Non-violence for the Earth Jubilee for the Earth  (Episode 4): Non-violence for the Earth

Columbans have come to believe that violence done to the Earth itself is a part of war, whether through habitat destruction, the extraction of resources for weapons, or the murder of environmental defenders. As people of faith, we have a responsibility to practice nonviolence. We can do this by choosing to live simply and sustainably, by preventing conflicts before they become violent, and by advocating against the rapid expansion of militarism around the world.