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

    Statement on Amending the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2008

    Columban missionaries on the border are assisting people seeking refuge in the United States as a result of violence and lack of due process protections in the Central American countries of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. They are welcoming more …

    Human Trafficking: An Ongoing Issue

    In the past two weeks of my internship, the majority of my attention has been focused on the growing child migration problem at the border – I have attending hearings, briefings, and meetings focused on the topic, and most of …

    Peace and Conflict Transformation in Pakistan

    The North Waziristan area in Pakistan has been home to many extremists groups as well as many innocent civilians. Just recently, the Pakistani government has launched a ground offensive, targeting the Taliban in the region. This offensive, as well as …

    The Supreme Court Upholds EPA Efforts to Protect Creation

    Climate change is an issue getting a lot of press recently. Awareness is critical so that actions can be taken to halt it. During an address to the people in Rome on protecting Creation, Pope Francis said “Safeguard Creation . …