19 June 2018
Fr Bob Mosher
The impact of a Trump administration crackdown on illegal border crossings from Mexico has created a political storm in the US. A Columban priest based in El Paso reports on the situation.
11 May 2018
In parliamentary elections tomorrow, Saturday 12 May, Iraq will decide on a new prime minister and president. Mike Simpson, chief executive of the Foundation for Relief and Reconciliation in the Middle East, looks at how corruption, unemployment and sectarianism are among the issues that must be addressed if Iraq's beleagured Christian community is to have any chance of survival.
Clifford Longley addresses the dangerous consequences of blurred lines between anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism
19 April 2018
The Windrush fiasco is now being portrayed as a slip-up in the delivery if an otherwise good policy. It is much worse than that. The flaw lies in the policy itself – the deliberate cultivation of a 'really hostile environment" for anyone in the country illegally'.
16 April 2018
When plans for war are hatched in the context of promises 'to make America great again', western statesmen ought to take a deep breath and consider the wisdom of Augustine and Thomas Aquinas
15 April 2018
The long and frustrating search for a solution to the Syrian problem cannot succeed unless it takes into account that at the heart of the conflict is a religious quarrel roughly 1,400 years old. Peace in the region is only likely to come about if Muslims of both persuasions can agree to live with their differences
11 April 2018
Charles Hampton, who worked in Zimbabwe between 1980 and 1984, visits the country in the aftermath of Robert Mugabe's removal from power
06 April 2018
Julie Sarti went to Zambia as one of four people selected from Oxfam’s committed supporters to see first-hand how donations are spent. She came away encouraged, inspired and reassured
02 April 2018
Louise Cowley on visiting the Shroud: 'This strange sense of a presence that occupied my being, grew, refusing to be ignored as did my excitement as I gained some small sense of what I was about to see and yet could not grasp its magnitude.'
23 March 2018
Ahlaam Moledina (16) has won the Columbans’ young journalists print competition on the theme, ‘Migrants are our Neighbours’. She is a pupil of Bishop Challoner Catholic College in Birmingham. This is her winning entry.
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