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.
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 it:
A reflection on the film, with two main themes, has been produced:
- 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 reflection here: Reflection – Fairtrade Matters