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FAIRTRADE

 

The Fairtrade campaign is about learning how the trading of goods affects the poorer countries of the world and their people.  More than 7 million people in Africa, Asia and Latin America benefit from Fairtrade - farmers, farm workers and their families. Fairtrade Sunday is held, when we think about the campaigning work of the Fairtrade organisation to highlight the need for fair trade in products we all consume.

 

Martin Luther King famously once said: ‘Before you finish eating breakfast in the morning, you’ve depended on more than half the world’. 

 

As a spokesperson explains: “It’s a scandal that the people who grow the food we take for granted can’t always feed their own families. We can support farmers and workers to put food on the table for their families by harnessing the power of a Fairtrade breakfast. When people are paid a fairer price, they can have more control over their lives when times are hard, and worry less about how they will feed their families.” More details at: www.fairtrade.org.

 

St Mark’s supports Traidcraft which has grown over 30 years to deal with over 100 producer groups in 30 different countries.  Around 80% of Traidcraft Fairtraders sell the products in churches.  Using Fairtrade tea, coffee and sugar in our church is a must!  It puts into practice Jesus' imperative to love the poor in a practical, everyday way.

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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