Pope Francis and Fair Trade Congregations
Fair Trade offers a powerful response to Francis’ challenge to “do something“ about this suffering, to shun indifference and avoid becoming an accomplice. Fair Trade products are free from exploitation, as certified by independent inspectors. And the Fair Trade logo on a package assures just wages and safe working conditions, combating poverty. Several parishes in greater Los Angeles have answered Francis’ call. They have incorporated Fair Trade into parish life, by educating on how one can respond to global injustice when shopping and by using Fair Trade products in parish activities whenever possible. They have become Fair Trade Congregations.