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 Amy Woolam Echeverria for more information about any of our CCAO missions.
- Stop Extra-Judicial Killings of Indigenous People in the Philippines
- Ask Your Senator to Pass Comprehensive Immigration Reform
- Call on Congress to Pass Compassionate Immigration Reform- The Time is Now!
- Call for a Faithful Farm Bill to support vibrant rural communities and creation
Mission Through Their Eyes: CCAO Blog
Welcome 2013 Summer Advocacy Interns
The new group of Summer Advocacy Interns is looking forward to begin their work in Washington, D.C. They will be serving at the Columban Center for Advocacy & Outreach (CCAO) from the beginning of June until the end of July. …
Human Rights Violations linked to the Tampakan Mine in the Philippines
By Chloe Schwabe, CCAO Advocacy Associate and Damien Delgado, CCAO Intern On February 4th, 2013 the Philippines government awarded the Xstrata-SMI mining company an environmental compliance certificate. The certification virtually gave Xstrata- SMI consent to build the hotly-contested Tampakan Mine …
Reflections on the Rally for Citizenship for 11 Million
Wed. April 10th was my first rally ever! What an experience! I’ve been in large crowds before for youth conferences and concerts, but a rally has a much deeper resonance. Coming with faith perspective, it’s fascinating to see religious groups …
All Together at God’s Table
The CCAO office was a flurry of activity these past few weeks as our team anxiously prepared for the visit of Columban Father Bill Morton from El Paso as well as the Ecumenical Advocacy Days Conference. The theme of this …