Blessed Are The Mothers

A beautiful prayer to share with your Mom this month.

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Sara Fajardo CRS

Lights. Camera. Fair Trade Movies

Rachel L. Spence

With shorter days and cooler weather, it’s a great time to curl up on the couch with your favorite fair trade tea or coffee and a movie. Our friends at Fair Trade Federation compiled the below list of short films...


Fair Trade: Hearing the Unheard Worker

Shamini Dhana

It doesn’t take much digging to uncover the horrors of the garment industry. Working conditions in this sector in developing countries often are unhealthy and unsafe, even life-threatening. One only has to remember the tragic Rana Plaza building collapse in...


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...


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...


The Transformative Power of Fair Trade Gold

Marc Choyt

Under the green Kenyan savanna, three men were digging for gold. They were twenty feet under the ground in a six by six hole supported by stacked logs. I leaned over the opening, trying to catch a glimpse of the...