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 - Social Justice Resources
This social justice resource analyzes the gun violence epidemic in the United States using a theological framework. The U.S. experiences significantly more mass shootings than any other country, and this year alone, as of June 12, 2018, gun violence already has been responsible for the deaths of 6,367 people and the murder or injury of 299 children and 1,193 teenagers – significantly more than its counterparts.
This month's social justice resource The Just Act June Report sheds light on the epidemic of human trafficking in the fishing industry. Over 40 million people in the world are currently enslaved, and the fishing industry is inundated with trafficked workers due to the difficulty of monitoring fishers. Because our seafood purchases drive the demand for slave labor, we must become socially responsible consumers!