Fairtrade in the Church

What is Fairtrade?

According to the Fairtrade Foundation:

“Fairtrade is about better prices, decent working conditions and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers. It’s about supporting the development of thriving farming and worker communities that have more control over their futures and protecting the environment in which they live and work. And it’s your opportunity to connect with the people who grow the produce that we all depend on.”

To learn more, visit the Fairtrade Foundation website.

The Fairtrade Foundation was started by a number of Christian organisations committed to justice for the poor. Churches remain key to this movement. One of the ways your church community can show its support is by becoming registered as a Fairtrade church.

The process of getting registered as Fairtrade is simple! Just take a few minutes to complete our application form at the bottom of this page.

Our Fairtrade Handbook for the diocese is a wonderful resource, packed with all kinds of relevant information and links to get you started. You can download it below.

It’s easier than you think – but don’t take our word for it. See how other churches are making it work in this short video.

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