We've Changed Our Name

The Columban Center for Advocacy and Outreach has changed its name. We are now the St. Columban Mission for Justice, Peace and Ecology.

Who We Are


St. Columban Mission for Justice, Peace, and Ecology envisions a world where each person is empowered to help build a society that liberates the poor, welcomes all migrants, and cares for the earth.  We work to create this world by equipping people of faith with the skills they need in order to evaluate public policy, build bridges between communities, and advocate for the common good. 

Learn How to Advocate for Change


While midterm elections do not get as much attention as presidential elections, it's as important

What does Catholic Social Teaching have to say about the importance of voting? How can Catholics form their consciences in order to cast a vote…

Where does Catholic Social Teaching as a body of teaching come from? What does it mean for the way we live our lives? And what does it mean for…

The Advocate's Toolbox

 

Want to Know the Skills to Make a Difference?

"The Advocate's Toolbox" can teach you how to advocate for the issues you care about. It'll show you how to to build a relationship with your Members of Congress, how to get your message out to the media, and how to influence government policies and decisions.

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Fr Liam O'Callaghan, SSC addressing school group at a plant nursery. Photo: Fr Liam O'Callaghan SSC
Columban Missionaries Message on COP 27 and COP15

It is essential for UN negotiators to listen to the cries of both people who are poor and living in vulnerable conditions and the wounded planet…

An aerial shot of Yasawa Island in Fiji
Biodiversity: Our ocean, our land, our life

At the heart of the Fijian way of life is "Bula Veiwekani." "Bula" means "life" and "Veiwekani" means "relationships."

US Capitol Building in Washington, DC
Part 3: Staying Engaged After Voting | Advocacy Training for Faithful Citizens | November 2022

While midterm elections do not get as much attention as presidential elections, it's as important

People casting their ballots in voting booths
Part 2: Voting + Conscience | Advocacy Training for Faithful Citizens | October 2022

What does Catholic Social Teaching have to say about the importance of voting? How can Catholics form their consciences in order to cast a vote…

Pope Francis gives an address to a joint session of the US Congress in September of 2015
Part 1: Catholic Social Teaching | Advocacy Training for Faithful Citizens | October 2022

Where does Catholic Social Teaching as a body of teaching come from? What does it mean for the way we live our lives? And what does it mean for…

Episode 12 of Jubilee for the Earth
Creating Healthy Politics: Biodiversity Loss + Advocacy for the Common Good | Jubilee for the Earth

It’s our responsibility, as much as it’s our right, to use our moral voices to advocate alongside the earth and its more marginalized children for…

Episode 11 of Jubilee for the Earth
Prophets of the Future: Biodiversity Loss + Young People | Jubilee for the Earth

If we want to solve the world’s ecological crisis, we have to listen to young people. Decisions must be made with their input, because it will be…

Episodio 10 de Jubileo por la Tierra
Saqueando Nuestra Tierra: La Pérdida de Biodiversidad + Sobreexplotación | Jubileo por la Tierra

Los impactos de esta extracción irresponsable de recursos naturales también hacen un daño permanente e irreparable a los ecosistemas en nuestros…

Episode 9 of Jubilee for the Earth
Earth’s Twin Crises: Biodiversity Loss + Climate Change | Jubilee for the Earth

Every day, scientists are learning more and more about how climate change accelerates biodiversity loss, and about how biodiversity loss worsens…