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.

 

  • Confronting Chaos, Forging Community: Register for Ecumenical Advocacy Days

    Every year, the Columban Center for Advocacy and Outreach participates in Ecumenical Advocacy Days, a conference in Washington D.C. that brings Christians of all denominations from around the country together to explore issues of justice and peace. This year, the conference will take place from April 21-24 and will tackle the intersectionality of racism, materialism, and militarism through prayer, worship, and advocacy. With the official theme, Confronting Chaos, Forging 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...

  • From the Hill: The New Administration and Nominations

    The Columban Center for Advocacy and Outreach bridges Columban communities in the U.S. and around the world and policymakers in Washington, D.C. We work to elevate the Columban perspective and knowledge on issues ranging from international trade to climate change to U.S./Mexico border policy. ‘From The Hill’ recaps the month’s most pressing issues that we’re following! In the last ‘From the Hill’ we looked back on 2016 and its challenges and successes. We ended this reflection with: “In light of the events of 2016....

  • 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!

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