Center for Advocacy and Outreach

We welcome you to Columban mission in a variety of ways, including internships, volunteerism and exposure trips.

Click on the links to the right to find information tailored to your interests!

Be transformed by living with and serving people and communities who are most vulnerable to social, economic and environmental injustices. Join us for five days, five months or a lifetime. Please contact Susan Gunn for more information about any of our CCAO missions.


  • Economic Justice
  • Peace & Reconciliation
  • Action Alerts

    Make a Difference: Respond to our Action Alerts and be part of social change:

    Mission Through Their Eyes: CCAO Blog

    Introducing the Summer 2015 Advocacy Interns

    Melanie West Migration Intern Hometown: Kettering, Ohio Studying: B. S. Social Work, Wright State University I feel excited to put Catholic social teaching on upholding the dignity of the human person in action by advocating for policy change, especially ending …

    The Way of Peace: End Poverty Everywhere

    ‘The Church, guided by the Gospel of mercy and by love for humankind, hears the cry for justice and intends to respond to it with all her might.’ In this context we can understand Jesus’ command to his disciples: ‘You …

    Pope Francis’ Encyclical: Caring for God’s Creation, Caring for the Poor

    “We love this magnificent planet on which God has put us, and we love the human family which dwells here, with all its tragedies and struggles, its hopes and aspirations, its strengths and weaknesses. The earth is our common home …

    U.S. bishops call for a transformation of U.S. immigrant detention system

    A new report by the U.S. Catholic bishops highlights the unjust conditions immigrants experience in detention and calls for a complete transformation of the U.S. immigration system. The report, released on May 11, entitled Unlocking Human Dignity: A Plan to …