In the Bible there are many references to the importance of justice in our dealings with others. Amos speaks out strongly against exploitation and so does Jesus. Fairtrade is important because it seeks to ensure that producers in poorer countries receive a fair income which allows them to feed, house and educate their families decently instead of the exploitation which is a feature of many of the dealings between the developed and developing worlds.
In September 2004 we started a Fairtrade stall selling Traidcraft goods. From small beginnings it has grown and now has an extensive range of products which are on sale on the first Sunday of every month. We also hold a coffee morning with many more products in the Autumn. In addition the stall is “borrowed” by other churches every month.