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Justice Peace and Ecology

The Missionary Society of St. Columban is internationally recognized for its work to help create an ecologically sustainable future, model justice economic systems, defend the rights of migrants, and promote demilitarization and nonviolence. 

Reflecting on our 100 years of experience, the Society developed position statements on the following issues: migration, extractive industries, water, climate change, genetically modified organisms, peace and nonviolence, and economic justice.

The St. Columban Mission for Justice, Peace and Ecology (St. Columban JPE) was founded in 1985 as the national advocacy office for the Missionary Society of St. Columban in the United States. Then we were known as the Columban Justice, Peace, and Integrity of Creation (JPIC) Office. We changed our name in April 2009 to the Columban Center for Advocacy and Outreach and then again in January 2022 to our current name: St. Columban Mission for Justice, Peace and Ecology.

As a project of the Society, St. Columban Mission for Justice, Peace, and Ecology specializes in ecological and US/MX border issues. We advocate for these concerns to the United States government, as well as equip people of faith with the skills they need in order to evaluate public policy, build bridges between communities, and advocate for the common good. We envision a world where each person is empowered to help build a society that liberates the poor, welcomes all migrants, and cares for the earth.