North Fairtrade Supporter Conference @ Teeside University
Sep 21 @ 10:30 am – 3:30 pm

Many of our parishes are ‘Fairtrade parishes’ (so much so that we are designated as a ‘Fairtrade Diocese’).

All supporters of Fairtrade are invited to this conference.

logo of the Fairtrade FoundationThis will be a great chance for Fairtrade campaigners across the North (North East and Cumbria) to come together. There will be inspiring talks, opportunities to discuss new campaigning ideas and the chance to hear what other Fairtrade activists have been up to.

Highlights of the day will include:

  • Workshops, news and updates from the Fairtrade Foundation – planning for Fairtrade Fortnight 2020 and their upcoming 25th anniversary celebration this year
  • Fair Trade experts sharing insights on Fairtrade and the wider movement
  • Inspiration and ideas from fellow Fairtrade campaigners in your region

All are welcome but registration for this free event is essential.

Conference Registration

One World Week 2019 – Climate Changes Everything – Now is the time to act
Oct 20 – Oct 27 all-day

chart showing impacts of climate changeIn case you hadn’t noticed, Climate Change seems to have come to the top of everyone’s agenda (apart from one D Trump).

Here it is again appearing as the theme for this year’s One World Week. Even if you do not intend to mark this week in your church you might find their resources useful.

It is becoming clear that our current values system and associated economic system make it difficult to achieve the rapid and profound changes necessary to safeguard the future of our children. This is why “Everything needs to change – and it needs to start today” (Greta Thunberg, TED talk.

One World Week resources for 2019