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

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    Mission Through Their Eyes: CCAO Blog

    Daily Journal from the COP 20 Climate Change Talks in Lima, Peru

    Daily Journal from the COP20 Climate Change TalksOn December 1-12, the 20th yearly session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 20) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) was held in Lima, Peru. The conference delegates continued the …

    Human Rights Day and the Forced-Feeding of Detainees: Is this who we are?

    December 10 is Human Rights Day, first proclaimed by the U.N. General Assembly in 1950. Human Rights Day is meant to remind people of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as the common standard for all peoples. This is a …

    Hope for Climate Action by the U.S. and China

    On November 12, the United States and China made a joint agreement to limit their emissions of greenhouse gases. While many were quick to criticize this pact as a political photo opportunity for President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jingping, …

    The Anniversary of Typhoon Haiyan: Connecting the Dots

    November 8, 2014 marked the one year anniversary of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, the strongest storm ever to hit land. Columban Fr. Shay Cullen, founder of People’s Recovery, Empowerment and Development Assistance (PREDA), visited survivors of the typhoon just …