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

    Introducing the Fall 2014 Advocacy Interns

    Emily Van Etten Environmental Justice Intern Hometown: Naperville, Illinois Studying: M.S. Public Administration and Nonprofit Management, American University I’m most looking forward to learning more about the people the Columbans serve and using Catholic social teaching not just as a …

    Thank You for Signing-Up

    Thank you for subscribing to the Columban Center for Advocacy and Outreach monthly eBulletin and weekly action alerts! We are grateful for your interest in our advocacy efforts and invite you to join us as Columban Advocates by sharing the …

    September 2014 ebulletin

    Signup for this Newsletter Stay Connected: | Donate Now “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give it to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid.” …

    Pope Francis Calls for Reconciliation, Invites Koreans to Reject Inhumane Economic Models

    The Korean Catholic Church, which is ten percent of the population, has a strong history of defending human rights, particularly during the dictatorship, as well as a history of persecution, evident in the recent beatification by Pope Francis of 124 …