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

    Praying for Creation During Lent: Reflecting on Who We Are

    Scripture teaches us that God created heaven and earth and it was good. God commanded us to care for creation. This is our task. Jesus shared with us the Good News that God loves and cares for each of us, …

    No Longer Slaves, But Brothers and Sisters

    The Columban Center for Advocacy and Outreach has recently become signatories to letters supporting H.R. 500 (Survivors of Human Trafficking Empowerment Act). This act establishes a survivor-led U.S. Advisory Council on Human Trafficking that will offer recommendations to government and …

    Jubilee for Ebola-Impacted Nations Bodes Well for the Philippines

    Proclaim Jubilee! Leviticus 25 describes the biblical Jubilee as a “Sabbath of Sabbaths,” requiring the land lie fallow, all debts be forgiven, captives be freed, and a celebration held, once every 50 years. We are celebrating a major announcement by …

    Praying for Creation During Lent – Retreat into the Wilderness

    In the season of Lent, we are propelled into a period of soul-searching and repentance as we prepare for Christ’s return on Easter Sunday. We imitate Jesus’ withdrawal into the wilderness for forty days, in order to take stock of …