Camden Uniting Church is a Fair Trade Faith Group and pursues justice as a part of our core values.
“Camden Uniting Church is excited to become a fair trade community. As a church it is fundamental to our core beliefs to pursue justice as we believe that Gods character is one of justice and equality. We are committed to the pursuit of living simply and sustainably, giving generously and advocating for and working towards the rights and needs of others. Fair Trade is one way in which we can pursue these things as a community. We love that everyone can be involved in Fair Trade on some level and that the pursuit of God’s justice is seen in an easily accessible way for those wanting to know more.” (Statement given to FTA by CUC staff)
What is fair trade?
Fair Trade guarantees a better deal for third world producers
Fair trade is a movement that promotes fair standards of labour whereby producers are not exploited. Fair trade ensures that the producers are paid a fair price for their labour, work in good conditions and are given opportunities to move from poverty to economic self-sufficiency. There is no forced labour or child labour employed in fair trading practices. Fair trade aims to improvethe social, economic and environmental well being of marginalized producers.
What part does Camden Uniting Church play?
Camden Uniting, being recognised as a Fair Trade Community by the Fair Trade Association, is making a commitment to support Fair Trade through using fair trade certified products and educating our church community on the issues of trade justice and what we can do about it. Our church congregations have been proud to achieve and maintain Fair Trade Community status, using fair trade products in our day to day activities and taking up the challenge to spread the word about fair trade in our wider community. Our long- term goal is to maintain education and positive engagement with fair trade in our church activities.
Below is the link to our 6 part Freedom Study which covers learn, share, pray and give.
The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favour. Luke 4:18-19