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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 […]

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Run Across Palestine Planned for February 2012 to Benefit Fair Trade Olive Farmers

On The Ground, in partnership with the Palestinian Fair Trade Association, is thrilled to announce a new, philanthropic event, The Run Across Palestine, (RAP) for February 2012. The event will raise funds and awareness for the fair trade olive farmers of Palestine. Funds raised from RAP will have several immediate impacts including purchasing and planting thousands of olive […]

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Holiday Gift Guides Showcase Fair Trade

Fair Trade Federation (FTF) and Fair Trade USA (FTUSA) have published Holiday Guides to shop Fair Trade for your friends and family. All of the gifts in the FTF guide are sold by fully committed Fair Trade Organizations – members of the Fair Trade Federation. The gifts in the FTUSA guide are all Fair Trade […]

Oldest Fair Trade Organization Celebrates 65th Anniversary

Ten Thousand Villages, widely recognized as the oldest Fair Trade Organization in the world, is celebrating its 65th anniversary this year. What started as Ms. Edna Ruth Byler selling needleworks made by artisans in Puerto Rico in 1946 has evolved to two separate organizations in the US, and Canada, owned by the Mennonite Central Committee. […]

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