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.


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    Mission Through Their Eyes: CCAO Blog

    Disaster recovery and the burden of debt in the Philippines

    Columban Fr. Shay Cullen recently wrote a compelling reflection entitled Eight Months After Typhoon Haiyan. Here is an excerpt: “In the middle of the rubble and dirt of the aftermath of the most devastating typhoon to hit the Philippines last …

    On the Anniversary of Hiroshima and Nagasaki: A Plea for Peace

    To remember the past is to commit oneself to the future. To remember Hiroshima is to abhor nuclear war. . . . In the face of the calamity that every war is, one must affirm and reaffirm, again and again, …

    O Come Hurry Reunification! A reflection on the 61st Anniversary of the Korean Armistice

    To commemorate the 61st Anniversary of the Korean Armistice, the Columban Center for Advocacy and Outreach united with members of the ecumenical community in Washington, DC in a panel, and vigil in front of the White House. During the course …

    Israel-Palestine: Columbans call for an immediate end to the violence

    The CCAO signed the following letter which was sent to President Obama, and copied to members of Congress. July 22, 2014 Dear President Obama, As U.S. churches and Christian organizations, we join others worldwide who are calling for an immediate …