One of the results of Britain leaving the EU is that we will be responsible for setting our own trade policy. This is an opportunity for the government to embed poverty elimination into all of our global trading.
Together with the Fairtrade Foundation, Traidcraft, Christian Aid and Oxfam, we are encouraging people to email their MPs to ask International Trade Secretary Liam Fox to make sure that the UK uses its trade policy to benefit the world’s poorest people. Send an email today. You can also share it with your parish community.
A talk by The Justice and Peace Commission
The Justice and Peace Commission is also organising a talk. Fell free to attend.
Saturday 11th March, 10.30am-12.30pm at Our Lady Immaculate and St Andrew 16 Nightingale Road, Hitchin SG5 1QS.
If you are a Fairtrade parish, we realise you may be organising your own event. Let us know!
Quote of the week by Charlotte: “I try to buy fair trade products whenever I can because it’s important that producers in developing countries are paid a fair price for their work. It’s amazing how many fair trade products you can find on the supermarket shelves if you keep an eye out for them!” . Keep your eyes open.