The Missionary Society of St. Columban condemns in the strongest possible terms the terrorist attacks which unfolded in two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand on Friday, March 15, 2019 when 49 worshippers were brutally murdered and many more injured.
Columbans stand in strong, unequivocal support of the newly-introduced Dream and Promise Act of 2019. This is a historic opportunity for Congress to provide permanent, much needed protections.
The real emergency is the dehumanization of migrants and the utter disregard for border communities and the environment. Construction of a wall and further militarization is not a solution.
“Inspired by Dr. King, we declare that this is a moment of moral crisis in the United States. The habit of inflicting suffering on some for the supposed benefit of others is all too common in both our political discourse and policies today.”
Today’s announcement from the Department of Homeland Security outlining new protocol that will force asylum seekers to remain in Mexico while their asylum claims are process flies in the face of faith values and needlessly places vulnerable people in danger.
The Columban General Council on the opening of the United Nations’ COP24 hosted in Katowice, Poland, wishes to send a message urging governments to take meaningful action that ensures global warming will not exceed 1.5C. which includes a rapid and just transition to clean, renewable, and sustainable energy use by all.
The leaders of Canada, Mexico, and the United States have gathered to sign the renegotiated NAFTA agreement. The text falls short of our moral vision of trade policy.
Columbas are deeply shocked and strongly condemn the recent attack against our Jewish sisters and brothers at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh on October 27.
Remarks from the administration outlining attempts to restrict access to protection for migrants and further militarize the southern border stands in direct opposition to this sacred obligation.
Today, the Columban Center was one of 132 organizations from a diverse set of faith backgrounds spanning 33 states in urging the Trump Administration and federal officials to reverse rollbacks of crucial environmental safeguards.