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.
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).