Lutheran Synod Passes Resolution Supporing Fair Trade – Leads to Sales & Outreach

The Florida-Bahamas Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America passed a resolution at their annual assembly in May urging their 187 congregations to “purchase and use Fair Trade products that reflect the justice values of the gospel.”  Village Markets, a Fair Trade initiative connected with the Lutheran Church, and several congregations in the synod responded to the resolution with a dynamic model to get churches involved in the Fair Trade movement by selling Fair Trade products with a free display case organized by Village Markets.  They developed a short video that describes how churches can support global Fair Trade, and at the same time, support local outreach: