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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...


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...


Just Another Cross? Think again.

CRS Staff

As Catholics, receiving a cross has long been part of our Christian tradition. We are welcomed into the Church at Baptism with the sign of the cross by chrism oil, gifted crosses for First Communion and RCIA and annually receive ashes upon our foreheads in the...


5 Tips to Avoid Becoming an Easter Basket Case

CRS staff

There’s Easter, celebration of the greatest day in Christianity. And then there’s ... the bunny. How the bunny hopped onto the scene, with, of all things, a basket full of hard-boiled, unnaturally colored eggs is anyone’s guess. None of that...


A Gift of Prayer and Hope

Erin Mackey

As Catholics, we know the gift and power of prayer, whether we are on the giving or receiving end. This Easter season we pray for all those that recently entered the Church as well as for those who will receive...