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  Columba - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Columba of Iona (7 December 521 - 9 June 597), the Latinized version of the Irish name Colmcille (Old Irish Columb Cille) meaning "Dove of the church", was the outstanding figure among the Irish missionary monks who reintroduced Christianity to Scotland and the north of England during the Dark Ages.
(Columba's copy of the psalter has been traditionally associated with the Cathach of St. Columba.) As penance for these deaths, Columba suggested that he work as a missionary in Scotland to help convert as many people as had been killed in the battle.
According to Adomnan Columba came across a group of Picts who were burying a man killed by the monster, and saved a swimmer with the sign of the Cross and the imprecation "You will go no further", at which the beast fled terrified, to the amazement of the assembled Picts who glorified Columba's God.
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 Columba Initiative - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Columba Initiative or Iomairt Cholm Cille is a program for Gaelic speakers in Scotland and Ireland to meet each other more often, and in so doing to learn more of the language, heritage and lifestyles of one another.
It was named after Colm Cille (St Columba, 521–597 AD), whose monasteries shaped and spanned the Gaelic world of Ireland and Scotland.
The Columba Initiative was inspired by the demand from Gaelic speakers in Scotland and Ireland for the chance to meet each other more often, and in so doing to learn more of the language, heritage and lifestyles of one another.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Columba_Initiative   (417 words)

  
 cars - Columba
Saint Columba (7 December 521 - 9 June 597), the Latinized version of the Irish name Colmcille (Old Irish Columb Cille) meaning "Dove of the church", was an Irish missionary monk who helped re-introduce Christianity to Scotland and the north of England.
Columba is also the source of the first known reference to the Loch Ness Monster.
The main source of information about Columba's life is the vita by Adomnán, written some time in the 7th century.
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 Columba   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
In [[563]] he was granted land to found a monastery on the island of [[Iona]] off the west coast of Scotland, which became the centre of his evangelising mission to Scotland.
There it occurs as the name of a prince among the Scots, the son of [[Aidan]], king from AD 574, far from the legendary [[King Arthur]]'s familiar haunts in the southwest.The ''vita'' of Columba is also the source of the first known reference to the [[Loch Ness Monster]].
St Columba's [[feast day]] is June 9 and with [[Saint Patrick]], [[March 17]], and [[St. Brigid]], [[February 1]], is one of the three patron saints of Ireland.
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 Scotland: Columba Initiative
The Columba Initiative is a charitable company limited by guarantee which is funded by the Irish and UK governments and the Scottish Executive, and itself funds various projects which strengthen links between Gaelic speakers in Scotland, Ireland and Northern Ireland.
The Columba Initiative or Iomairt Cholm Cille is a charitable company limited by guarantee which is funded by the UK, Irish governments and the Scottish Executive and funds projects in all three areas involving the Gaelic language.
The Columba Initiative was founded in 1997 to build upon existing cultural links between Gaelic Ireland and Scotland and to develop new ones, with the Gaelic language at the core of all its work.
www.culturalprofiles.org.uk /scotland/Units/146.html   (502 words)

  
 Committee D
The Columba Initiative was launched on 9th June 1997 to foster closer cultural and linguistic ties between the Gaelic-speaking communities of Scotland and the island of Ireland.
It was stressed to us that the scope of the Columba Initiative goes beyond cultural events to encompass common themes in economic and social development; but such is the potential for strong musical links between the Gaelic-speaking communities in Scotland and Ireland that many of the projects take music and the arts as their foundation.
The Columba Initiative organised the parliament and concerts which included artists from both sides of the Irish Sea, exhibitions, workshops which varied from drama to song, lectures on history and legends, poetry and prose readings and a live concert which was broadcast to Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
www.biipb.org /biipb/committee/commd/7202.htm   (5221 words)

  
 Columba Newsletter March 2003   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The background to this Government initiative is the fact that New Zealand is now in its twelfth year of a group B meningococcal epidemic.
Columba College is planning to join all Dunedin secondary schools in providing leaver data in order for the Ministry of Education to gain a clear profile of the destinations into the workforce and further education of our Dunedin students.
Clearly this is not such an issue for us at Columba where girls with rare exceptions complete their senior years, move on to tertiary education and do not leave school to join the workforce.
www.columbacollege.school.nz /news_march03.html   (2247 words)

  
 St Columba'
The present church at St. Columba's dates from the early 60s, and takes the place of the one which was part of the present primary school of St. Columba's.
This initiative is only part of the commitment that the different Churches have to each other (see our Ecumenical Partnership.) On the 3rd Sunday of each month we have a united service at 6.30pm which alternates between the three churches.
Columba's was established in 1916, initially as a chapel of St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church, Barrow Island.
www.acjj.clara.net /stcolumba.html   (1257 words)

  
 *Ø*  Wilson's Almanac free daily ezine | Book of Days | June 9 | Irish Saint Columba Colmcille Ireland Mater ...
Columba is one of three patron saints of Ireland, the other two being St Bridget and St Patrick.
Cathach of St. Columba.) It is said that on one occasion, so anxious was Columba to have a copy of the Psalter that he shut himself up for a whole night in the church that contained it, transcribing it laboriously by hand.
Columba refused to surrender it, until he was obliged to do so, under protest, on the abbot's appeal to the High King Diarmaid, who said: "Le gach buin a laogh" or "To every cow her own calf," meaning to every book its copy.
www.wilsonsalmanac.com /book/jun9.html   (2918 words)

  
 St. Columba’s Community | Outreach — Environment Committee   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
This partnership is an initiative of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation with the Earth Conservation Corps and the Interfaith Conference of Washington.
A relatively new organization, its mission is to contribute to the restoration of the Anacostia River and promote the well–being of nearby residents.
Columba's is committed to meeting 100 percent of its energy needs through renewable energy.
www.columba.org /Community/Outreach/environment.html   (541 words)

  
 9.98
The subject of the lecture was the Columba Initiative which was established by both the Irish and UK Governments last year to foster support for the Gaelic language, and develop links between Gaelic Scotland and Ireland.
The initiative followed the 1997 Sabhal Mor Ostaig Lecture which was delivered by President Mary Robinson, in which she spoke of “creating an island space for ourselves to celebrate what Scotland and Ireland share.”
Both the Minister and the Columba Initiative Officers were very encouraging to the Manx contingent, and urged Brian Stowell and myself to try to progress the possibility of Man joining on our return to the Isle of Man.
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She had been very impressed on the visit to Skye by the demonstration of the modern relevance of language, and by the understanding of common problems and of a common identity.
It was true that the promotion of initiatives like the Warrington Project was primarily a matter for local schools but the local education authority could encourage its schools to take part.
72] on Sabhal Mòr Ostaig and the Columba Initiative, and the Warrington Project, and agrees with the conclusions and recommendations of the Report, which should be forwarded to both Governments for their observations.
www.biipb.org /biipb/summary/sum/doc/0021401/00214009.htm   (1401 words)

  
 Alasdair Morrison and Brian Wilson say Columba Initiative helping Gaelic culture thrive   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The successful Columba Initiative (Iomairt Chaluim Chille) is teaching young people about their Gaelic heritage and helping the language and culture thrive, that was the message delivered today by Minister for Gaelic, Alasdair Morrison and Scotland Office Minister Brian Wilson.
The Ministers were opening the Columba Initiative Gaelic Youth Parliament in Derry in Northern Ireland as well as attending a series of Gaelic cultural events.
Iomairt Chaluim Chille (ICC), the Columba Initiative, was launched in June 1997 by the then Irish President Mary Robinson and Brian Wilson MP, the then Minister for Education in Scotland.
www.scotland.gov.uk /news/2000/03/se0727.asp?textonly=TRUE   (566 words)

  
 Celtic Culture > Languages > Gaelic in Ireland and Scotland: Iomart Cholm Cille - The Columba Initiative   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Iomairt Cholm Cille - Columba Initiative was launched in 1997 by the President of Ireland, Mary Robinson and Brian Wilson MP, Scottish Minister of State for Education, Industry and Gaelic, to foster support for the Gaelic language and develop links between Gaelic Scotland and Ireland.
Iomairt Cholm Cille - The Columba Initiative (ICC) was founded to build upon existing cultural links between Gaelic Ireland and Scotland and to develop new ones, with the Gaelic language at the core of all its work.
The Columba Initiative is a charitable company limited by guarantee which is funded by the Irish and UK governments and the Scottish Executive, and itself funds various projects which strengthen links between Gaelic speakers in Scotland and Ireland.
www.celtia.info /culture/languages/columba.html   (1113 words)

  
 Turas - Cuairt-Litir an t-Sabhail - Sabhal Mòr Ostaig
The initiative aims to foster, develop and enhance links between the communities of the Irish Republic, Northern Island and Scotland, using in particular the common heritage of the Gaelic and Gaeilge language which holds the key to a potentially more integrated sense of an emerging "Greater Gàidhealtachd".
Monday 22 March 1999 saw The Columba Initiative and Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, jointly launch a flagship week of events which has become the template for a future annual event rotating within Èire, Northern Ireland and Scotland.
The core of this week's highly imaginative programme was the meeting of the first youth parliament of Ireland and Scotland, where young students from the three areas came together to explore issues common to their communities.
www.smo.uhi.ac.uk /smo/turas/1999-07/page4.shtml   (605 words)

  
 Ian Chisholm   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Originally hailing from Saskatchewan, Ian is well-known social entrepreneur and educator in Europe where he guided the operational start-up of the award-winning Columba 1400 Community and International Leadership Center on the Isle of Skye, Scotland.
In 2004 he was named the first Fellow of Columba 1400 and a Trustee of its Foundation.
With the support of the United States Postal Service, this initiative spread to target inner-cities including Philadelphia, New York City, Oakland, and Washington D.C. Aligned with this background, Ian is the co-creator of The Gemini Project - a leadership and coaching development program.
www.banffexeclead.com /chisholm.html   (317 words)

  
 Columba Initiative   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The Government’s drive to foster closer cultural and linguistic ties between the Gaelic speaking communities of Scotland and the island of Ireland through the Columba Initiative took a significant step forward today with the appointment of Donald Angie Maclennan as the Scottish Co-ordinator of the Initiative.
I hope that this initiative will confirm that Celtic languages are not only alive but developing in their native lands”.
On June 9 Mr Wilson announced the Columba Initiative to foster closer cultural and linguistic ties between the Gaelic speaking communities of Scotland and the island of Ireland.
www.scotland.gov.uk /news/releas97/pr2046.htm   (498 words)

  
 UHI   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
To celebrate the event the Columba Initiative (Iomairt Cholm Cille), a grouping of three partners which promotes closer links between Gaelic speakers in Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Republic, is supporting a prestigious musical programme featuring performers from both sides of the Irish Sea.
The Columba Initiative (Iomairt Cholm Cille) was established in 1997 to foster support for the Gaelic language and develop links between Gaelic Scotland and Ireland.
The Initiative employs a Chief Executive based in Dublin as well as Project Officers based in Galway, Belfast and Skye to foster links between Gaelic speakers throughout Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland in a variety of areas, including sport, student life, music and the arts.
www.uhi.ac.uk /news/press/030901musical_extravaganza.shtm   (386 words)

  
 Tìr Cholm Cille - Collins-Bartholomew - Mapping Solutions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The Gaelic map of Scotland and Ireland, entitled Tìr Cholm Cille (meaning Land of Columba) was created by Collins Bartholomew for The Columba Initiative.
The Columba Initiative was established in 1997 to foster support for the Gaelic language and to develop links between Gaelic Scotland and Ireland.
The Columba Initiative launched the map in Gleann Cholm Cille in Co. Donegal recently.
www.bartholomewmaps.com /news.asp?pid=1780   (185 words)

  
 Pigeon Control in Europe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
It is clear that European countries are taking the initiative and indeed the lead where exploring humane and effective methods of pigeon control is concerned.
But in the streets of modern cities the descendants of “Columba livia”, the rock dove, have lost their appeal.
Depending on the success of this one, the mayor of Paris said he was considering erecting cotes across the city.
www.picas.org.uk /europe.htm   (2390 words)

  
 30th April 1997
The function of the initiative is to complement and support the work being done by the many statutory and voluntary agencies in the prevention and teatment of drug abuse.
In it he suggested that the Roman Catholic Church often concentrated too heavily on safeguarding the institution of the Church and stating detailed points of doctrine, instead of preaching the core of the message of Jesus Christ.
Columcille: The 1,500th anniversary of the death of St. Columcille or Columba is being celebrated this year.
homepage.eircom.net /~3rproductions/30apr97.htm   (1059 words)

  
 Bexley Council - St Columba's Students Tackle Bullying   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Year seven students at St Columba's took part in a day of anti-bullying workshops recently designed to get them talking about how to deal with the issue.
The initiative is run by Bexley Council's Secondary Behaviour Support Team and the service is available to all secondary schools in the borough.
Feedback from the day was extremely positive with the boys taking part in all of the exercises and many moved by the experiences they heard.
www.bexley.gov.uk /news/2005/01/2002.html   (173 words)

  
 Florida's First Lady Columba Bush - Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
In addition to promoting the Arts, Columba Bush is a vital advocate on behalf of the Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment community.
Currently, she serves as co-chair of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) Leadership to Keep Children Alcohol Free, a committee composed of other governors’ spouses dedicated to the reduction of youth alcohol abuse.
This initiative, which is supported by federal agencies and public and private organizations, is the only national effort that focuses on alcohol-use prevention among children ages 9 to 15.
www.myflorida.com /myflorida/governorsoffice/firstlady/biography.html   (744 words)

  
 NIH Record--7/08/2003--Carmona, Governors' Spouses Collaborate To Prevent Underage Drinking   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The group's co-chairs, Columba Bush (Fla.), Lori Hauser Holden (Mo.), Mary Easley (N.C.), and Hope Taft (Ohio), and emeritus members Sharon Kitzhaber (Ore.) and Theresa Racicot (Mont.) took part in the meeting, along with Charles Curie, administrator of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and Dr. Howard Zucker, deputy assistant secretary for health.
Carmona invited the Leadership Initiative to join his "50 Schools in 50 States" campaign launched this spring to talk directly with students about the importance of making healthy choices.
Thompson emphasized his support for the leadership initiative and the important contribution of the governors' spouses in working to prevent underage drinking.
www.nih.gov /news/NIH-Record/07_08_2003/story07.htm   (235 words)

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