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


Central to our faith is the belief that every person is created in the image of God regardless of

Learn the tools to have effective and transformative one-on-one conversations about social justice issues as well as how to organize your…

After over 40 years of working to protect the environment, what have Columbans learned about how to best care for creation? What lessons can…

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.

Learn More About Our Work


Haitian migrants gather outside a humanitarian project in Ciudad Juárez, MX

The is a common perception that it’s predominantly Central American migrants, but this perception does not match the reality on-the-ground. In…

Migrants living in tent cities in Santiago, Chile

The St. Columban House of Hospitality for Migrants in Santiago, Chile provides food, shelter, lodging, and a welcoming place for the many migrants…

Two people work together to plant a tree

I believe that conservation begins with conversation - listening to each other, to God, and to all of creation. When we are attuned to the voices…

Photograph of the United Nations entrance in Geneva, Switzerland

Each of us has a small part to play in caring for one another, defending the oppressed, and giving aid to the most vulnerable members of creation…

Migrant camp in Tijuana, Mexico

Migrants arriving at the US/MX border are often fleeing crippling poverty, environmental destruction, extreme violence, political instability, and…

Photo: Sandor Csudai. KNUM.org. Creative Commons

On April 1, the Biden administration announced the end of Title 42, a public health policy used as pretext to deny asylum seekers their right to…

Artistic rendering of ecological crisis

While addressing climate change is urgent, we must also be mindful that our planet and the lives of thousands of species are also in danger…

Hundreds of men and women, accompanied by their children, are deported every day through the Paso del Norte international bridge in Ciudad Juarez Chihuahua.

2021 was another challenging year for our sisters and brothers coming to the United States’ southern border looking for refuge. In 2022, the…

ecology

The twin ecological crises of climate change and biodiversity loss were at the center of international and national discussion for much of 2021.…