Bethlehem Lutheran Offers and Supports Certified
Fair Trade Products
Bethlehem is recognized as a Fair Trade Church by the Mankato Area Fair Trade Town Initiative (MAFTTI).
That means we have committed ourselves to:
* Use only Fair Trade Certified coffee after services and in all meetings for which the church has responsibility.
*Move forward on using other Fair Trade products (e.g. chocolate, tea, cocoa)
*Promote Fair Trade during Fair Trade Fortnight, Fair Trade Month (October) and at other times through events, worship and selling of Fair Trade Certified Products
Fair Trade is a system of exchange that honors producers, communities, consumers, and the environment. It is a model for the global economy rooted in people-to-people connections, justice, and accountability.
* Combats child labor
* Empowers women
* Keeps families together
* Finances development
* Protects the environment
* Promotes democracy
* Encourages economic stability