Approximately 138 million Americans regularly attend church. Their combined income is $2.5 trillion. If they were a nation they would have a seat at the G8. For many, their faith motivates them to be concerned about issues of poverty, justice and human dignity, and yet too many are still unaware of Fair Trade. While churches from every different social, political and theological persuasion are increasingly embracing Fair Trade, we have only begun to scratch the surface of the potential that is latent in America’s churches. When community groups like Fair Trade Towns campaigns and churches collaborate, we start to lead change in our communities that have a large impact around the world. Think about this – Just one average fair trade purchase by everyone who attends church in America would lift one million families out of extreme poverty for one whole year.
Join co-hosts Fair Trade Towns USA, Trade as One and the Boston Faith and Justice Network for a webinar that will explore how churches can use Fair Trade as a way to engage their community, and how Fair Trade Town organizers can most effectively reach out to the churches in their town. Hear from Nathan George, founder of Trade as One, Dan Kimball, author of “They like Jesus but not the church, and the Fair Trade Towns leadership on why and how churches are becoming powerful partners in the movement.
Date: Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Time: 10am Pacific / 1pm Eastern
To register go to: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/644694158