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.
In the midst of the world’s worst refugee crisis since the end of the Second World War, the Trump administration has just set the refugee admissions goal for the next fiscal year at 30,000, the lowest level in U.S. history. The U.S. Region of the Missionary Society of St. Columban calls on the President and the Congress to reverse this decision.
The United States has a moral responsibility to significantly reduce its carbon emissions - the administration’s recently announced replacement for the Clean Power Plan ignores this responsibility.
(June 28, 2018) The U.S. Region of the Missionary Society of St. Columban is disappointed in the recent decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold President Trump’s Travel Ban. The Administration’s most recent ban bars visitors and immigrants from five Muslim majority nations – Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia and Yemen – as well as Venezuela and North Korea.
Family unity is sacred. Every person has the right to seek safety. These are some of the most basic tenets of Catholic Social Teaching. Separating families at the border and restricting access to asylum stands in direct contradiction to these core values.