World Fair Trade Day is May 9!
UMCOR is urging United Methodists to consider fair trade as an action, not just a concept. Trinity Tower, like dozens of other UMCs around the world, is part of the partnership of the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) with the worker cooperative Equal Exchange. The partnership, which began in 2002, gives churches the chance to support mutually beneficial relationships between farmers and consumers that honor the contribution of worker cooperatives and fair trade. In addition, a portion of the proceeds from the sales of UMCOR’s fair-trade partners goes to UMCOR’s Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture program. Through it, UMCOR offers training to small-holder farmers to help them build their capacity and the sustainability of their farms. This year, UMCOR is using these funds to support programs improving the food security and nutritional health of farming families in Nicaragua and India.
Consider fair trade as an action! Buy fair trade coffee, tea, chocolate, and honey, all available during Fellowship Time.