Monthly Archives: August 2010

Companions in Mission

So we have been here almost nine months and the time is really flying; it seems like weeks go by so fast we can hardly keep up with them. And as many of you know we were in El Paso, …

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Community garden produces first crop

Here’s an update on the community garden Columbans and the local parish members are helping with at the border. As you can see, it’s an early success.

Fired Up to Invite

Director’s Reflection: Amy W. Echeverria In March 2007 I went to my first college fair looking for an intern to work  in the Columban Justice, Peace, and Integrity of Creation ministry in Washington, D.C.  I can still remember feelings of …

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Feeding the Hungry

That quest pulled me out of the comfort of the church rectory into the farms and factories, onto the streets and into the harsh realities of the lives of poor people and to understand better the causes of poverty. Ultimately, it led to me to start fair-trade projects all over the Philippines.

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Marpha’s Story

”It was March 8, seven years ago, he was shot dead in Manila. He left us and joined a gang involved in robbery and drugs, and was killed along with three others by police.”

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Communing with God in Nature

The heavens declare the glory of God; the sky proclaims its builder’s craft. Psalm 19:1 Religion must help us to recapture much of the respect and reverence which earlier generations had for the natural world. There is, however, no way …

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Upcoming exposure trip to the Border

One thing that makes this trip in the fall special is the annual bi-national mass on the border.

Youth Reloaded

The youth of today will be the Church leaders tomorrow.

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Letter to Sec. Clinton on the Keystone Pipeline

As faith-based organizations concerned for people and the environment in the United States and Canada, we respectfully request that you deny the presidential permit that TransCanada Corporation has applied for, in an effort to stop the construction of the Keystone Pipeline XL project.

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A Place for Everyone

Prior to starting the center, I had worked in parishes all my life where I often came across children with special needs. Unfortunately, in the whole province of Zamboanga del Sur, nothing was being done for these children. I wanted to do something for them but never had the time while I was involved in parish work.

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