Fairtrade resolution


Watched BLACK GOLD last night.

It provided a great insight into the coffee farmers plight in Ethiopia. It made me wonder why it's so hard to go 'fair trade'?

Then I received an email from a friend... he has created The Fairtrade Resolution (ht:ac)- give it a read. Perhaps you want to adopt it as your own (for your company, home, church, or organization?). We are trying it out in the Southern Territory of Aus. I'm hearing some great reports of people getting behind the Fairtrade principle... and I've heard a few suggestions that some people find it difficult to leave the taste of Nestle behind... why not embrace the difficultly and be the kind of change you want to see in the world... I think it would represent Jesus better.
As a friend of mine saw on a t-shirt 'liberate your latte'!

"I will speak against those who cheat employees of their wages, who oppress widows and orphans, or who deprive the foreigners living among you of justice, for these people do not fear me," says the Lord of Heaven's Armies. Mal. 3:5
This isn't a negotiation:

  • Fair Trade isn't a fad. It is the warning of James 5: 1- 6. If the rich underpay their workers they will be destroyed.
  • There is no reason good enough to oppose Fair Trade, not personal preference or profit.
  • Fair Trade must be a reality now. There is no reason good enough to wait for Fair Trade, not the Corps or the Division.
  • Fair Trade is a Biblical matter of justice, it does not need permission. God demands it. Isaiah 58:3. Lev. 9:13. Mal 3:5.