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.


  • 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

    Advocating for an end to Child Labor and Forced Labor

    This week, I had my first experience of researching legislation and voting records of Congressional members. I am researching the Business Supply Chain Transparency on Trafficking and Slavery Act of 2014 (H.R. 4842). Many of our goods are produced far …

    Columbans and the Interfaith Immigration Coalition

    The past two weeks of my internship I have participate in conference calls with the Interfaith Immigration Coalition (IIC). The IIC is a coalition of over 40 faith-based organizations (including the Columban Fathers), committed to enacting fair and humane immigration …

    Immigration Convocation: Standing with the Refugee and Immigrant in El Paso, TX

    On Saturday evening, October 11, in El Paso, Texas, the Columban Border Ministries co-sponsored an interfaith Immigration Convocation: Standing with the Refugee and Immigrant. More than 300 people gathered outside of Annunciation House, across from the Columban Mission Center, to …

    Awakening the Dreamer

    “Awake, O sleeper, and arise from the dead, and Christ will give you light.” Ephesians 5:14 At the CCAO, we focus our efforts on care for the poor and care for creation. As we advocate for the issues Columbans value, …