Sunday, August 26, 2012
Fair Trade Defeats Poverty
A poor man's field may produce abundant food, but injustice sweeps it away. -- Proverbs 13:23
Our Bishops Promote Fair Trade. The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops promotes fair trade around the world through their global outreach agency, Catholic Relief Services. Visit their website at: www.crsfairtrade.org
What is Fair Trade? Fair Trade is about fair prices. It’s about eliminating exploitative middlemen and sharing more of a product’s value with the people who made it. Fair Trade is about being good stewards of the planet God gave us. Catholic Relief Services’ Fair Trade program contributes to sustainable development by offering better trading conditions to marginalized producers and workers. The CRS Fair Trade website helps you pray, learn, act, give (and receive!) in solidarity with artisans and farmers around the world.