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. 

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The true meaning of our Lenten fast is to stand in solidarity with the poor and more justly distribute the resources of the earth. This message is…

Columban missionaries have been accompanying communities along the US/MX border for over 25 years

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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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.…

international migrants day

Those that accompany migrants along their journey know that governments do not always live up to their commitments. Often nonprofit organizations…

what does the destruction of biodiversity mean?

We are living in the sixth major extinction of life since life began on earth 3.8 billion years ago. The last time something similar happened was…

jade mining

I believe it is about time to look after and care for our environment and every creature. Time to take care of our true treasure.

A visual representation of the temperature change in Pakistan from 1901 to 2019

The Covid-19 pandemic has paralyzed life at a global level in a short period, and made us realise the interconnectedness and fragility of the…