Webinar recording for Churches & Communities Engaging Through Fair Trade Now Available!

Parker Townley July 18, 2011

Approximately 138 million Americans regularly attend church. Their combined income is $2.5 trillion. If they all made just one Fair Trade purchase, they would impact millions of families striving to lift themselves out of poverty. For many, their faith motivates them to be concerned about issues of poverty, justice and human dignity, and yet too many are still unaware of Fair Trade. Fair Trade Town organizers work through all of… the sectors of their communities to ensure that their fellow citizens understand the importance of Fair Trade, leading to more committed consumers making a difference with their purchases. While churches from every different social, political and theological persuasion are increasingly embracing Fair Trade, we have only begun to scratch the surface of the potential that is latent in America´s churches. When community groups like Fair Trade Town campaigns and churches collaborate through Fair Trade, the impact is felt around the globe. Join co-hosts Fair Trade Towns USA, Trade as One and the Boston Faith and Justice Network for a webinar that will explore how churches can use Fair Trade as a way to engage their community, and how Fair Trade Town organizers can most effectively reach out to the churches in their town.
Webinar: Churches & Communities Engaging Through Fair Trade
Hear from pastors, theologians, Fair Trade experts and the Fair Trade Towns leadership on why and how churches are becoming powerful partners in the movement.

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Parker Townley, National Organizer | Fair Trade Colleges & Universities

Parker Townley works for Fair Trade Colleges and Universities to help connect students and faculty with the resources they need to effectively campaign for Fair Trade on campus. In his free time Parker explores the Sierra Nevadas with his trusty backpack, roams the Bay Area in search of the perfect cup of coffee, and cultivates a small veggie garden.