St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church

At St. Martin of Tours we work with Catholic Relief Services Fair Trade to bring the awareness of our Catholic Social Teachings to action. By choosing to serve fair trade coffee, hosting annual fair trade shopping opportunities and cooking Lenten meals using fair trade products we are instilling the importance that everyone can make a difference with just a purchase.

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Campaign Progress

Incorporate Fair Trade Education into Your Social Teachings

Connect the tenets of your faith to Fair Trade. Empower congregants to live their faith by being conscious consumers.

Completed December 2nd, 2014

Commit to Purchase Fair Trade Products When They Are Available

Work with your congregation to offer Fair Trade products regularly at services, vending machines or offices.

Completed December 5th, 2014

Include Fair Trade in Events

Serve up Fair Trade coffee, tea, and other products when possible at meetings, in gathering places, and at events.

Completed December 9th, 2014

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Upcoming Events

A Fair Trade Shopping Event

October 15

Shop for fair trade gifts, home decor, clothing and jewelry handcrafted from a variety of vendors! Enjoy: fair trade coffee, teas, ice-cream, chocolate.

Fair Trade Products

Resources

How You Can Make A Difference Buying Fair Trade – San Diego Family Magazine

November 7, 2016 Download

CRS Fair Trade – Our Faith Connection

September 13, 2016 Download

Pope Francis and Fair Trade Congregations

October 23, 2015 Download

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