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

    Economy of Right Relationship: An Advent Reflection Guide for a New Economy

    We live in a time of great income inequality here in the United States and across the world. But there are signs of hope that we can birth a new vision for our economy that is in right relationship with …

    The Columban Center for Advocacy and Outreach Welcomes President’s Immigration Executive Action, Urges Congress to Act

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 20, 2014 Contact: Elizabeth Nye, Advocacy Associate Office: 202-635-5812, Email: WASHINGTON, DC—On Thursday, President Obama unveiled his much-anticipated Executive Order on immigration, which will grant 5 million of our undocumented immigrant brothers and sisters relief …

    Columban Day of Interfaith Prayer and Fast for Climate Change

    On November 17 the Peru Region, as part of the Inter-Religious Council of Peru-Religions for Peace, will participate in a final Day of Prayer and Fasting in preparing for the UN Climate Change talks (COP20) which will meet in Lima, …

    Executive Action on Immigration: What to Expect

    As rumors circulate regarding President Obama’s announcement of executive action on immigration reform, we and our faith partners serving migrant communities in the U.S. are bracing ourselves for what this action will contain. I was able to participate in a …