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As people of faith, we must stand up and act when our neighbors, the most vulnerable, and our common home are targeted. Together we can raise our voice and make a difference. Check out the latest ways you can take action and influence your members of Congress, the President, and other policy makers through our Action Alerts. Don’t miss any of our action alerts, sign up for them here.




  • Columban Week of Action: Demand Just Trade Policies

    Last week, the new administration released a series of rapid-fire executive orders targeting these very things Columbans care about most deeply: humane migration policies, caring for creation, promoting peace, and advancing faithful trade policies. As people of faith, we must respond to attacks on the most vulnerable with action. Every day this week, we’ll send you an opportunity to respond to one of the executive orders that were signed last week...

  • Support Bold Action on Climate Change

    In today’s hearing, Senators will ask the potential leader of the agency responsible for the protection of our clean air and water, the EPA, how he will combat climate change. As they do, you can make sure the next administration knows that people of faith expect bold action on climate change! Join Catholic Climate Covenant and many more faith partners in asking the new administration to answer Pope Francis’ call to all world leaders to act on climate! The petition will be delivered shortly after the inauguration...

  • Take Action on National Migration Week

    National Migration Week

    Every January, the Catholic Church in the United States celebrates this spirit of welcome through National Migration Week. Now more than ever, it is important for the Church to “reflect on the circumstances confronting migrants, including immigrants, refugees, children, and victims and survivors of human trafficking.” As members of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Justice for Immigrants campaign, Columbans throughout the United States join in this celebration! In this...

  • National Migration Week: Creating a Culture of Encounter

    For nearly a half century, the Catholic Church in the United States has celebrated National Migration Week, which is an opportunity for the Church to reflect on the circumstances confronting migrants, including immigrants, refugees, children, and victims and survivors of human trafficking. The theme for National Migration Week 2017 draws attention to Pope Francis’ call to create a culture of encounter, and in doing so to look beyond our own needs and wants to those of others around

  • After Election Day: Next Steps for the TPP

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    Happy Election Day! Today, millions of Americans head to the polls. Once the votes are counted, the country will begin the transition into a new administration and Congress. Before this happens, however, there is still work to be done. This year, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade agreement is on the agenda during the lame-duck session. This refers to the time period after which a new president and Congress have been elected but before those who are newly-elected...

  • Thank You for Your Commitment to Creation!

    Yesterday marked the Feast of St. Francis and the conclusion of this year’s Season of Creation. Thank you for sending pictures with your Columban Creation Covenant and showing us how you committed to caring for creation this September! Here are a few highlights from our Season of Creation Campaign! The celebration of Season of Creation may be over, but our commitment to our common home must continue. Now, more than ever we must take seriously our responsibility...

  • Make your Voice Heard on the TPP

    Around the world, Columbans have witnessed the impacts of trade agreements that put profit before the common good. The Trans-Pacific Partnership is no different. Dozens of organizations are working together to make TODAY, September 14, a nationwide TPP Call-In Day. Before the election, we want all of our representatives to publicly announce opposition to the TPP. Supporters of the TPP, including some of the world’s largest corporations, are currently trying to gain enough...

  • Create Your Own Creation Covenant!

    Creation Covenant

    Happy World Day of Prayer for Creation! Today is the second year of observance of World Day of Prayer for Creation. This day also marks the beginning of the Season of Creation, a one-month-long celebration that will last until the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi on October 4. Season of Creation is a dedicated time to connect with the natural world around us. Through spiritual reflection and prayer, education, personal commitment, and action, we are invited to live out our call to...

  • Continue Raising Your Voice on Climate Change

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    Over the past few months, Columbans have witnessed many examples of the devastating effects of climate change. From Cyclone Winston in Fiji to record heat and wildfires in the American Southwest to continued drought in Pakistan, Columbans continue to work in places and communities most vulnerable to climate impacts. In response to these Columban experiences, we’ve asked you to take action...

  • Stand with Survivors of Torture

    Many survivors wait up to 2-3 years before they are interviewed for asylum. This means they must put their lives on hold for years. They are not able to bring their family to the United States to join them, often leaving family members in dangerous situations in their home countries. Add your voice to the call to reduce the asylum processing backlog and ensure survivors of torture and other asylum seekers have the opportunity to start new, dignified, and full lives here in the United States!