Blessed Are The Mothers

A beautiful prayer to share with your Mom this month.

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Sara Fajardo CRS

Fair Trade vs. Free Trade

Rachel L. Spence

We continue to hear about “fair trade deals”for America from our president elect. He actually is not referring to fair trade the way we know and experience it. Our friends at the Fair Trade Federation explain the difference in this...


The Saint That Never Drank Coffee

Colleen Hutchison

Coffee seems to be the life blood of a lot of people these days. Hot or cold, pumpkin-spiced or straight black, we can’t get enough of the energizing beverage. So what does a saint from the 12th century have to...


Responding to Climate Change in Ghana

Anna Ruiz

For many farming communities across the globe, life is precarious at best. Climate change has brought increasing temperatures, declining and variable rainfall totals, rising sea levels and more extreme weather patterns.The Awaradoni village in the Upper East Region of Ghana...


Does your purchase bring life or hardship?

Rebekah Lemke and Erin Mackey

Growing up in suburban America I had the opportunity to travel to my fair share of malls. Need a new dress for homecoming? Go to the mall. Looking for that perfect Christmas present? Head out to the mall. Nothing to...


Standing with Refugees: A Fair Trade Tradition

Simone Blanchard and Erin Mackey

Images flood newspapers and magazines of men, women and children fleeing war, poverty and persecution. People gather to listen and watch the latest updates from the media and a sense of change is palpable among the American people. The year...


Don’t Give Up Shopping for Lent

CRS Staff

This year, as you journey through Lent, consider your buying habits. How do your purchases impact those around the world? Do you know who made the clothes you're wearing or what their life is like? Three ways to shop this...