Monthly Archives: February 2014

Days Grow Longer

Dear Jesus, Days grow longer and hopefully a bit warmer. Lent is coming upon us, a time for renewal and new life. Open my wintry heart with the heat of your love. With your tender mercy reveal the wounds of my …

Categories: Pray |

The Survival of Orphan Erica

Columban Fr. Shay Cullen writes about his work in Tacloban, Leyte, following the devastating typhoon: I arrived to give group therapy to the many survivors in the squalid evacuation camps to cope better with the tragedy and great loss they …

Categories: ALL POST, E-Newsletter |

New E-Advocacy Initiative

This month the Columban Center for Advocacy and Outreach (CCAO) will launch its new E-Advocacy initiative. We hope this new technology will strengthen our capacity to work with Columban supporters and enable us, together with you, to advocate on behalf …

Categories: Columban Center for Advocacy and Outreach, E-newsletter |

Free Trade and Economic Inequality

“Some people continue to defend trickle-down theories which assume that economic growth, encouraged by a free market, will inevitably succeed in bringing about greater justice and inclusiveness in the world… This opinion, which has never been confirmed by the facts, …

Categories: Columban Center for Advocacy and Outreach, Economic Justice |

Debt Repayments Burden Philippine Relief Efforts

After Typhoon Haiyan devastated the Philippines last November, the world responded with astounding generosity, donating hundreds of millions of dollars to aid in the recovery effort – $51 million from the United States government alone. The Philippines urgently needs resources …

Categories: CCAO Updates, Columban Center for Advocacy and Outreach, Economic Justice |

Child Labor and the Global Plight of Children

Today, there are 168 million child laborers worldwide and 85 million of these children continue to work in hazardous conditions, according to the International Labor Organization[1]. These young people are forced to carry heavy loads, to go into dangerous mine …

Categories: Columban Center for Advocacy and Outreach, Economic Justice |

The Call to be Present for Hope

As I write my final blog, I think about the ideas of representation and solidarity. Throughout my time with the Columban Center for Advocacy and Outreach, I have come to understand the need to be present, present in my own …

Categories: Columban Center for Advocacy and Outreach, Migration |

Japan Is in Crisis!

Japan is in crisis! There is the pervading fear of earthquakes, tsunami and resulting nuclear radiation. Some nuclear power stations are said to be built over earthquake fault lines. A recent headline in the newspaper read, “320,000 Could Die in …

Categories: ALL POST, Magazine Archive |

One Human Family

Hometown: Cranford, NJ Major: Psychology with a Minor in Spanish at The Catholic University of America What I’m Looking Forward to: I am looking forward to working with the Columbans in exploring and advocating for migration issues while incorporating the …

Categories: Columban Center for Advocacy and Outreach, Intern Blog, Migration |

Columban Mission Magazine February 2014

Categories: Magazine |