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

    Introducing the Spring 2015 Advocacy Interns

    Sebastian Ramirez Migration Intern Hometown: Weston, Florida Studying: B. A. Political Science, American University I am looking forward to not only learning a unique and diverse skill set, but also advocated for the underrepresented migrant population on an issue that …

    Facing up to Climate Change: Catholic Response to the United Nations Talks in Lima

    “Creation is a gift, it is a wonderful gift that God has given us, so that we care for it and we use it for the benefit of all, always with great respect and gratitude…. Safeguard Creation. Because if we …

    The Church Condemns Torture, Urges Support for the Victims and Their Families

    “Torturing people is a mortal sin. It’s a very serious sin. I repeat the firm condemnation of every form of torture and invite all Christians to engage and collaborate in abolishing torture and to support victims and their families.” – …

    One Family Under God

    Although we have taken down our nativity sets and our trees, we Christians carry on the spirit of the Christmas season which will culminate on the feast of Epiphany on January 6. On this day, we celebrate visit of the …