Fairtrade Fortnight which began yesterday (Monday) has been given a boost with the announcement of record fairtrade sales figures - but organisers are warning that change is not happening quickly enough for some of the world's poorest people.
Many Christians recognise that the development of the Gospel has implied taking responsibility for other human beings and human rights, says the general secretary of the Latin American Council of Churches.
Aid to developing countries has increased dramatically over the last few years – but it is less well known that developing countries often haemorrhage as much money as they receive in aid, or more, says a leading UK churches' development agency - highlighting the problem of so-called 'vulture funds'.
Participants at the assembly of the Latin American Council of Churches, which takes place once every six years, have asked US church representatives if they are aware of what their country is doing in the world and how it impacts on their region - writes Peter Kenny for Ecumenical News International (ENI).
Namibia's Lutheran bishop Dr Zephania Kameeta has stressed the commitment of civil society to the fight against poverty in the country, rejecting criticism that a proposed Basic Income Grant (BIG) they are advocating would encourage people to become overly dependent.
If you are looking for fairtrade wines, then look no further than Ormer Bay fairtrade wines - produced in Citrusdal, gateway to the Cederberg Mountain Range and up-and-coming wine region of the Western Cape.
Recycled glassware, whether it be desert bowls, wine glasses or tumblers are now easy to locate and cheap to buy. They are now even being produced by fairtrade sources. There are a number of sources such as The Ethical Superstore which produce stylish and environmentally friendly recycled glassware.