No!!! We don’t think so. The Diocese of Westminster is close to achieving Fairtrade Status and we believe there is much more still to be done to encourage best business practice globally.
Read Maggie Beirne’s notes to get a flavour of the discussion on the Future of Fairtade from the JustShare event held at St Mary-le-Bow church on Wednesday 4th March 2020 which tackled this very question. The Justice and Peace Commission was delighted to be invited to this discussion which proved fascinating.
Excerpt: “Tim Aldred – Head of Policy at Fairtrade Foundation: gave a biblical basis to the value and the challenges of trade (1st Book of Kings 5) where Solomon concludes a trade deal aimed at securing peace, albeit at the expense of some 30,000 forced labourers! So trade matters, but injustice in trade matters too…”Download