Monthly Archives: July 2014

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 …

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Weekly Prayer: July 31, 2014

Dear Jesus, The summer warmth reveals life to the full. We rejoice at signs of growth in plants, animals and people. We have time to renew relationships with family and friends. Yet, how often we forget those simple joys and …

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Weekly Prayer: July 24, 2014

‘Til the end of my days, O Lord I will bless Your name Sing Your praise, give You thanks All my days

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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 …

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

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 …

Categories: CCAO Updates, Columban Center for Advocacy and Outreach, Peace & Conflict Resolution |

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 . …

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

The Philippines: How Pre-existing Debt Leads to Systemic Poverty

Since 1929, the Columban Fathers have worked in the Philippines, standing in solidarity with the extremely poor and sharing the gift of faith. In recent history, the Philippines has struggled with high unemployment and has one of the highest levels …

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

Witness to the Refugee Crisis on the U.S.-Mexico Border

In El Paso, we have experienced an increase in the number of migrants for the last two years. We were told by U.S. Border Control to expect 60,000 people this year. We have been in crisis-mode since April. We haven’t …

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When Human Values Are Forgotten…

The world was shocked after World War II when the news of the sterilization of Jews and Gypsies by Nazi Germany was reported. Horrible indeed as was that inhuman episode, it didn’t seem to have made a difference in Peru …

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CELL Experience

My Name is Mercy Gawason. My Subanen ancestors were the first humans to occupy Zamboanga peninsula in Northwestern Mindanao, the Philippines. In the old days we survived by foraging in the forests and later by growing corn and root crops …

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