It is five years since we became a Fairtrade Diocese. Half our churches signed up – so there are a lot still to do so! And are all the fairtrade churches keeping their promises? We think it is time to revisit fairtrade. The three goals a church must fulfil are:
* use Fairtrade tea & coffee after services and in all meetings for which they have responsibility
* move forward on using other Fairtrade products such as sugar, biscuits and fruit
* promote Fairtrade during Fairtrade Fortnight and during the year through events, worship and other activities whenever possible.
To find out more visit www.fairtrade.org.uk
FAIRTRADE FORTNIGHT (22 February to 7 March)
Over 40 churches already have Big Brew events planned. By simply inviting friends in for a fairtrade cuppa or promoting a larger event, the Big Brew offers every church a way to reach out to the community it serves and to promote fairtrade at the same time. It is not too late to join in. Check out www.traidcraft.co.uk/bigbrew
A Church Action Guide and Reflections & Prayers with ideas for action and worship during Fairtrade Fortnight can be downloaded from www.fairtrade.org.uk.