Center for Advocacy and Outreach

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

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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

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    Mission Through Their Eyes: CCAO Blog

    Human Trafficking in the Philippines

    This week in Washington, D.C., we welcome two visitors from the Philippines: Columban Fr. Shay Cullen and co-worker and human trafficking survivor Marlyn Capio-Richter. They are coming to raise the call to end human trafficking, the world’s modern-day slavery. Human …

    Crossing Borders

    This past Holy Week, a group of Columban contacts in Britain joined a Columban U.S.-Mexico Border Awareness Trip in El Paso, Texas and Juarez, Mexico. The purpose was to explore issues around migration from a faith-based perspective. It was a …

    UPDATE FROM PAKISTAN: Call to Solidarity and Prayers for Peace

    Just one year ago, Columban Fr. Liam O’Callaghan joined the ribbon cutting and celebration for the opening of a new school in Pakistan. It was a day full of hope for the future and gratitude for the faithful support of …

    Protecting God’s Gifts: Columban Commitment to Upholding Human Rights in the Extractive Industries Sector

    Moreover, God is able to make every grace abundant for you, so that in all things, always having all you need, you may have an abundance for every good work. (2 Corinthians 9: 11-15) The gift of the Earth and …