Just Act - Social Justice Resources

The AMSSND Just Act resources are social justice study guides that provide social analysis and theological reflection on current issues pertaining to justice, peace and integrity of creation. These resources are an important component of the SSND commitment to “educate, advocate, and act in collaboration with others for the dignity of life and the care of all creation.” (Directional Statement of the 24th General Chapter).

Just Act - That They May Be One

The Season of Creation – a time designated by Christians around the globe for living our faith through the care of creation – begins on Sunday, September 1. Celebrate the Season of Creation with us. We invite you to reflect on our latest Just Act, which encourages a holistic approach to justice and peace in light of the biological and spiritual interconnection of all of creation!

Just Act - Encountering Christ: A Celebration of Migrants and Refugees

Pope Francis has developed “Twenty Points on Migration” to help individuals and nations understand and uphold the rights of migrants and refugees. It is important to reflect on these points as we deal with the current rhetoric and realities around migration today in America. Studies show that misinformation has permeated the consciousness of many Americans, leading to distorted views of immigrants, the issues they face, and U.S. immigration policy – which, in turn, fuels anti-immigrant sentiment and laws. It is fundamental to CST that all human beings are made in the image of God.

Just Act - Voting as a Catholic Citizen

As we approach the midterm elections in the United States, most citizens have aligned themselves with one of the two major political parties. To many who profess loyalty to a political party, members of the other party (or anyone who voices an opinion at odds with their own) are, in the words of the president, “the enemy.” Party ideology has so divided our nation that we cannot come together even on moral issues, for fear of appearing to acquiesce to the thinking of the “opposing” party. Voting, then, is often as easy as selecting the “straight party ticket” option. For those of us who profess Catholic faith, however, political engagement never can be this simple.