Friday, May 29, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
In the face of this big global issue we need to ask, What Can I Do?
• buy locally,
• buy fairtrade or other ethically produced products from developingcountries.
• http://www.avaaz.org/en/ A site to petition world leaders on current issues
• Email our Ministers of Foreign affairs and Trade & share your concerns:
Murray McCully firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tim Grosser (associate) email@example.com.
Monday, May 25, 2009
Dr Bronners has a range of products from soaps to conditioner that are not only Fair Trade but also Organic and the bottles made from recycled materials. you can't get any better than this.
His Philosopy, is a bit out there but says a lot,they are written on the labels of his products "Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together, all things connect." 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration can solve every problem on God's spaceship earth barring none!" "How to love, for love is God and God is love."
Friday, May 22, 2009
Monday, May 18, 2009
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Monday, May 11, 2009
Friday, May 8, 2009
A silent community, merely observing the events of the time, would not be a Christian community. (Karl Barth)
Dream up the kind of world you want to live in and dream out loud. (Bono)
What is your dream? Is it possible to be a Christian and be silent? What have you observed that you think we should be making some noise and speaking up about?
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
In 2008 Fairtrade Farmers across the world recevied $800,000 from NZ'ers through Fairtrade premiums, thats on top of being paid a fairer and stable price for their product. Awesome effort NZ, goes to show that as consumers we have the power to change the world for the better.
Malcolm raised the issue of 25000 children needlessly dying due to poverty every day. How many children will $800,000 save? I dont know the answer, but i do know $1,600,000 would save a lot more.
Thanks to the Salvation Army for endorsing Fairtrade in 2006. And thanks to those in The Salvation Army all across NZ who have been part of a trade revolution. I know there are others out there in our movement who havn't made the change, perhaps now is the time to seriously consider it personally and in our corps and centres.
So weather its a cup of tea, or a pair of jeans or a t-shirt, make it fair!
Happy Fair Trade Fortnight
To read the full report check visit http://www.fairtrade.com.au/files/FTA_6ppPubDocNZ_web.pdf