Living God's Love Values - Generosity, Joy, Imagination and Courage
Living God's Love Values - Generosity, Joy, Imagination and Courage

Trade Justice and Fairtrade

The wages you have failed to pay those who mowed the fields are crying out against you’

– James 5:4

 ‘The fields of the poor may produce abundant crops, but injustice sweeps it away’

– Proverbs 13:23

In our daily lives and in particular when we shop, are we using the honest weights and scales the Bible tells us that we should?

Or are we always looking for a bargain without considering who is really paying the price?

God wants us to act justly, to love mercy and to walk humbly.

Fairtrade Matters

A new short film created for the Fairtrade Foundation provides a glimpse into the lives of two tea growers in Malawi – the film, called ‘Fairtrade Matters’, invites us to see the tea growers as our neighbours – click on the tea cup to view itteacup

A reflection on the film by our former Director of Mission, Canon John Kiddle, is also available here – taken from his reflection:

  • Sharing a cup of tea is a simple way to make a friendship.and
  • In the parable of the Good Samaritan, we find that the true neighbour is the foreigner who saw someone in need

Read and download John’s reflection here:  Reflection – Fairtrade Matters

 

 

St Albans is a Fairtrade Diocese – if you would like to know more about trade justice and Fairtrade, please contact Sue Bentley

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