November 17, 2016

U.S. faith communities with ministries in the United States and globally welcome the consensus to shelve passage of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). U.S. faith communities – grounded in the shared values of solidarity, respect for human dignity and the integrity of creation, and welcoming all voices into the democratic process– call for trade and economic policies that prioritize the common good. 

November 15, 2016

Washington, DC–The Columban Center for Advocacy and Outreach celebrates the recent signaling from the Administration and Congress that the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement will not move forward this year.

Columban missionaries live in and serve communities in 7 of the 12 participating countries involved in this agreement. Because of this, Columbans have unique exposure to the negative impacts of free trade agreements on the world’s most vulnerable people.

October 5, 2016

October 5, 2016

Contact: Jenny Labbadia, Communications and Outreach Associate

Office: 202-635-5812 Email: jlabbadia@columban.org

October 4, 2016

Hong Kong, October 4, 2016. Inspired by Pope Francis and in honor of September’s Season of Creation and the Feast of St Francis, the Missionary Society of St. Columban pledges to take steps to divest from fossil fuels. In addition, we commit to putting resources into Positive Impact Investing alternatives.

June 23, 2016

June 23, 2016

Contact: Jenny Labbadia, Communications and Outreach Associate

Office: 202-635-5812, Email: jlabbadia@columban.org

June 21, 2016

Columban missionaries have recognized for decades that economic injustice is a barrier to the building of the Kingdom. Economic poverty is a form of violence against the dignity of the human person, and is inevitably linked to inequality. Economic prosperity for the few has meant more and deeper poverty for many. We see the results, especially in the lives of indigenous communities, women and children, farmers, low-paid workers, and migrants of this unfair distribution of economic security and access to quality life essentials. 

April 22, 2016

April 22, 2016

Contact: Jenny Labbadia, Communications and Outreach Associate

Office: 202-635-5812, Email: jlabbadia@columban.org

Washington, DC – Today, on Earth Day, countries around the world gather to sign the Paris Agreement on Climate Change at a ceremony at the United Nations headquarters in New York City.

April 20, 2016

April 21, 2016

Dear Member of Congress,

February 29, 2016

February 27, 2016

Contact: Amy Woolam Echeverria, Columban International Coordinator for Justice, Peace, and Integrity of Creation

1 (301) 503-9222/amywe@columban.org

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