At the heart of the Columban mission is cross-cultural exchange, the belief that God speaks to us through the experiences of others, particularly those who are marginalized or living in poverty, and that we should open our hearts to learn from those experiences.


We enter 2019 in the midst of the longest federal government shutdown in history. Congress and the administration must work to responsibly reopen the government without endangering migrants and harming border communities.  


From Capitol Hill to the US/MX border. From saving the planet to creating a fairer economy. These are the Columban Center's top 10 articles from 2018.


Advent is a season of migration, a season that reminds us of the journey of Maria and Jose on their way to Bethlehem to give birth to Jesus, the journey of the three kings from the East to pay homage to the Christ child, and the journey and flight of the Holy Family to Egypt, as King Herod seeks the child to slay him.


In the midst of increasingly inhumane conditions at the border, Congress is currently in negotiations to decide how to fund the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) until October 2019. They have until December 7 to decide.