CCAO Monthly e-Newsletter

E-Newsletters are written by the Columban Center for Advocacy and Outreach staff, volunteers, interns, and visiting Columban Missionaries to provide updates on our efforts and the wider Columban community.

 

  • Signs of the Time: The Good Samaritan and the Good News of Sanctuary

    In the first few weeks since the inauguration of a new president, the new administration has issued Executive Orders to build a wall on the U.S. – Mexico border, to bar refugees from Syria and other Muslim countries from entering the United States, and to cut off federal funding to Sanctuary Cities who seek to support immigrants and refugees, rather than to deport them. A nation of immigrants, and the children and grandchildren of immigrants, anxiously awaits to see whether the President of the United States...

  • Lenten Reflection Resources

    Lent begins March 1st with the celebration of Ash Wednesday. A time for spiritual growth, repentance, and self-reflection, Lent allows us time to reflect on how we are living our faith’s call to protect creation and human dignity, and work for justice and peace both individually and structurally. Check out resources put together by our partner organizations, Sisters of Mercy, Maryknoll Office of Global Concern, Pax Christi USA, and the Columban Mission Institute, to help guide you in your Lenten journey...

  • July and August 2016 E-Newsletter

    Over the past few months, the Columban Center has been busy with numerous outreach programs including our 8 week-long internship program, our D.C. advocacy training, an immersion trip to the United Kingdom, and visits from Columban missionaries. Inside, you’ll also find out more about the Green Climate Fund, the Clean Power Plan, and the recent Supreme Court ruling on immigration...

  • June 2016 E-Newsletter

    Over the past month, our summer 2016 Interns began their internship program, we had visitors from the U.S.—Mexico Border and Australia, and we commemorated Columban martyrs. Throughout the rest of the month, we’ll be celebrating World Refugee Day and the one year anniversary Laudato Si’ and we’ll be visiting the U.S.—Mexico Border...

  • May 2016 E-Newsletter

    This month, Columban fathers from around the world visited our office. Check out our May E-Newsletter to find out more about their visits and other exciting things happening in Washington D.C. This month’s newsletter includes a review of Columban Father, Sean McDonagh’s book on Laudato Si’, legislative updates, an opportunity to take action and protect the planet, prayers, reflections and more!

  • April 2016 E-Newsletter

    This month we had a lot to report on, as Earth Day is in just a few short days and many groups and organizations are preparing through events, action, prayer, and conversation. This month’s newsletter also includes a reflection on responses to the Pope’s encyclical, Laudato Si’, legislative updates about the Clean Power Plan, and news about Ecumenical Advocacy Days, which happened in D.C. this past weekend. It also includes prayers for Pakistan and prayers for Earth Day...

  • March 2016 E-Newsletter

    March 2016 was filled with a lot of exciting events. One such event was the visit of Irish Columban Father Sean McDonagh. During his tour across the United States, he discussed his newest book, On Care for Our Common Home, a commentary on the pope’s most recent encyclical on the environment. This month’s newsletter includes a Lenten reflection by Columban Father Robert Mosher, legislative updates, news of an upcoming Columban visitor from Pakistan, and an opportunity to take action on the recent assassination of Berta Cáceres, Honduran human rights defender...

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