3 Ways to Grow in the Simplicity of Christ This Lent

This Lent we have the chance to ask Christ to make our hearts more like His—merciful, attentive, generous and eager to love.

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Claire Couche

My Fair Wedding

Courtney Lare

The rain in Spain falls mainly on the plain. Wait, we don’t want rain on your wedding day! We all know the beloved musical of the Cockney flower seller Eliza Doolittle who learned how to speak like a duchess after...


Conscious Coffee Consumption

Rebekah Kates Lemke

CRS Ethical Trade is proud to partner with the leading fair trade coffee company Equal Exchange. You can make a difference in the lives of farmers by purchasing coffee, chocolate and snacks from this worker-owned cooperative. With every purchase, Equal...


Fair Trade vs. Free Trade

Rachel L. Spence

Our friends at the Fair Trade Federation explain the difference between fair trad and free trade, which includes an informative chart. During the election season “free trade” and “fair trade” have become topics of interest and debate, both on the...


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...


Lights. Camera. Fair Trade Movies

Rachel L. Spence

Our friends at Fair Trade Federation compiled the below list of short films and videos about fair trade ranging from coffee to fashion, including the CRS-sponsored film “Connected by Coffee.” These films are a wonderful way to get to know...