. · • Limekilns Parish Church - Fair trade • · .

The Traidcraft stall at Limekilns Church was established very soon after Traidcraft was founded in 1979. It was recognised that Fair Trade should be the concern of Christians everywhere, and particularly here in the parish of Limekilns.

Fair Trade is not about charity, but about the fair exchange of goods for money. It's about giving people the dignity of working their way out of poverty, providing opportunity and hope for the future. Traidcraft demands justice for the poor, and relies heavily on the support of the Christian community in its mission of fighting poverty through trade.

"What is the use of saying you have faith if you don't prove it by your actions"
James 2: 14

Fair Traid
Fair Traid

In a world of plenty, the inequalities of world trade which keep so many people trapped in grinding poverty are an affront to God's goodness and His justice. By buying a fairly traded product you register your support for people who are working and trading their way out of poverty. It's a simple and practical step that helps improve the lives of millions of people.

In light of the changing retail environment, and in order to remain sustainable, Traidcraft has recently had to reduce the scale of its operations. The Traidcraft Stall at Limekilns Church will continue to operate for the foreseeable future.

"My children, our love is not to be words or mere talk, but something real and active"

1 John 3:18

For more information about Fair Trade in our church, speak to Sue Hamilton or got to....