Calendar

Feb
25
Mon
Fairtrade Fortnight 2019
Feb 25 – Mar 10 all-day

Fair Trade Foundation logoFairtrade Fortnight will focus on cocoa. Farmers of this iconic Fairtrade product have seen prices crash to crisis levels in the last few years, particularly in West Africa where most cocoa is grown. The situation highlights in stark terms the scandal of unfair trade. We have a choice about whether we take a stand against this.
Many farmers – both men and women – are underpaid and exploited. That means they can’t earn enough for the basics many of us take for granted, including food, education and housing, because they don’t earn a living income.  It’s even worse for the women who work in the fields and in the home. Despite the hard work they put in, they’re often overlooked and under-represented, and usually see even less of the money for their crop. They deserve more.
So the voices and stories of women farmers will also be at the heart of Fairtrade Fortnight in 2019. Download the Fairtrade Foundation’s Action Guide now:-

Fairtrade Fortnight 2019 Action Guide

 

Mar
3
Sun
Church Action on Poverty Sunday
Mar 3 all-day

Church Action on Poverty logoListen to stories of how Church Action on Poverty’s work transforms lives and communities.
Commit your church to listen more deeply to people who have been swept to the edges of society by poverty.
Explore new perspectives on familiar Bible stories.

Hold a collection or soup lunch – raise funds to make voices heard, tell stories and call for action.
Use our worship materials to reflect and pray for change.

See their website for more ideas and resources

CAP resources