Easter Eggs & Economic Justice

The season of Lent calls us to take stock of our lives. How well are we witnessing to our values and beliefs? Do they permeate every dimension of our lives, or do we, perhaps without thinking too much about it, bracket them from some parts of our lives? During the season of Lent we...

Rise Above Slavery this Easter

Looking for ethically and sustainably produced Easter eggs or chocolate bilbys (a bilby is a native Australian creature)? Haigh have just achieved UTZ certification making their Easter range slavery free. A list of other slavery free Easter products available in Australia is here. Find out more from ACRATH.

Action Against Trafficking in Persons

Trafficking in persons is an affront to the dignity of all people. Here are some simple things that we can do about it: – buy fair trade products. Organisations like Fair Trade Australia New Zealand can help you locate sellers of fair trade products near you. – support action against trafficking taken by religious...

Almost Time for Easter Eggs!

Here’s a reflection that I wrote for CatholicCare Sydney‘s staff newsletter. I get a bit grumpy about Easter eggs appearing in the shops straight after Christmas. That’s how the retail cycle works, but the Christian calendar doesn’t jump straight from the joy of the birth of the Jesus to the hope of the Resurrection....

Fair Trade Fortnight

Are you celebrating Fair Trade Fortnight in your country? For information about events in Australia and New Zealand, visit www.fta.org.au What’s happening near you?

Valentine’s Day Action

How can we embed love in the structures and institutions of our societies this Valentine’s Day? Here are five small ideas. 1. Put your money where your mouth is – if you buy chocolates for someone special, choose organic and fair trade. 2. Enlarge the space of your tent – write a letter to...