Wednesday, 18 February 2009

Fairtrade Fortnight Coming up

Arundel & Brighton Diocese is amongst other things committed to Fairtrade and was signed up as a Fairtrade Diocese in June 2005. This coming Sunday Fairtrade Fortnight begins. It is an opportunity for individuals and parishes not only to celebrate the good things that have been done with Fairtrade over the past year but to commit themselves anew in the coming year.

The Fairtrade website says "Two billion people – a third of humanity – still survive on less than $2 a day. Unfair trade rules keep them in poverty, but they face the global challenges of food shortages and climate change too. Fairtrade is a people’s movement for change that aims to tip the balance of trade in favour of poor producers. We all need Fairtrade more than ever and we all have the power to create positive change for people and planet."

Fairtrade it seems is a positive attempt to make a difference rather than just hoping for change. It is one part of the jigsaw that can make a better world.

If you want to know how your parish or school can become Fairtrade then go to www.fairtrade.org.uk for more information and if you are in Arundel & Brighton Diocese then do let us know.

May the Father of Our Lord Jesus Christ enlighten the eyes of our mind, so that we can see what hope his call holds for us. (cf. Eph 1:17-18)

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