An increasing passion of mine is Fair Trade. If you remember, we held a banana split challenge during Fait Trade week. But more than that, as a church, we are trying to only use Fair Trade products (but have a way to go).
We are part of the Ammanford Fair Trade group, and try and raise awareness of the issues involved at different times.
Why fair trade?
Here are my 5 reasons:
- God created us all in His image, and so all human beings are of worth
- We have a common humanity, and so should care for one another
- The Christian is commanded to love his neighbour
- God hates injustice
- There is provision for the poor in both the Testaments
Here is a short video:
So, what will I do on Fair Trade Friday?
-Review some great fair trade products – especially coffee
-Look at some fair trade facts and figures
-Unpack some Biblical teaching
-Let you know about some Fair Trade updates