Friday, February 11, 2005
Fair Trade and other musings
if you don't know what fair trade coffee and tea is all about then go to www.oxfam.org.au/fairtrade
I think fairtrade is a great starting point for social justice.
I think most people want to help the world, I don't know many people who truelly believe that just because someone is born in a developing country then they deserve to die of malnutrition.
Fairtrade is a great opener because it shows people how their actions have a direct impact on people in developing countries.
"what you mean me drinking coffee is making someone else poor?"
It is also easy to be involved in, although the problem is so big, their response is so small.
Reflection on this: obviously justice is integral to true discipleship, but how do we relate fairtrade to discipleship.
How do I disciple people and encourage them to work on the 'big' problem by showing them something small to start with?
What is the best 'small' thing to start with in discipleship?