The Common Good

Just Giving Guide

Just Giving Guide

Sojourners’ readers are conscious consumers. They buy fair trade, recycle, and research companies they do business with. When it comes to giving gifts to their loved ones they are no different. They would like their gifts to express their care for the recipient while being representative of their values.

  • Handmade gifts from diverse cultures
  • Fairly traded foods like coffee and chocolate.
  • Books, artwork, and music that expresses the life of faith.
  • Eco-friendly and sustainable products
  • Charitable giving with honorariums or memorials

4 All Humanity

4 All Humanity

4 All Humanity is a fair trade apparel line offering a finely curated and designed assortment of women’s apparel and accessories from artisans around the world.

4 All Humanity’s mission is to help alleviate poverty by providing artisans in impoverished areas with a fair wage, good working conditions and consistent, sustainable employment so that they have the opportunity to lift themselves out of poverty, provide for their families and improve their communities.

Founded in 2012 by Zoe, 4 All Humanity has grown from 13 artisans to employing 488 artisans worldwide in five countries (Uganda, Ethiopia, India, Peru and Thailand) and providing schooling for orphans in Haiti with an education based T-shirt project. 4 All Humanity believes in the beauty of helping others, living fully, dreaming big dreams and loving what you do.

A Joyful Path

A Joyful Path, teaches a compassionate Christianity through heart centered and experiential learning. Based on the teachings of Jesus, A Joyful Path teaches interdependence, self-awareness, respect for nature, stillness, forgiveness, prayer, meditation, integrity, compassion, inclusion, God-within-all, and more. This behavior-over-belief curriculum connects children with their own inner wisdom. Using the Bible and other wisdom stories, A Joyful Path helps children learn how to follow the path of Jesus in today’s world and is both heart-centered and experiential. Through stories, music, and activities, children’s bodies, feelings and minds are engaged.

Giving children experiences that are real and meaningful helps them integrate and apply the ideals of Progressive Christianity to lives right now. Experiential learning also helps to create a solid foundation for a child’s lifelong spiritual journey.

"Teachers can now teach children in Sunday school without crossing their fingers. I endorse it wholeheartedly." —John Shelby Spong

Activist Faith

Activist Faith

Join the co-founders of the dynamic Activist Faith movement (ActivistFaith.org) as they shine the light on Christians who are moving beyond politics and opinion to actively engage 12 divisive social issues. Activist Faith shares biblical contexts, personal stories, and practical guidance for a new generation of Christian activists.

Amani Ya Juu

Amani Ya Juu

Amani ya Juu means “higher peace” in Swahili. Amani is a sewing and economic training program for marginalized women in Africa. Amani makes high-quality handbags, home & kitchen décor, jewelry, clothing and children’s items - all out of local African materials. Amani is a proud member of the Fair Trade Federation.

Visit http://www.amaniafrica.org to shop!

Meet Lucy and learn about us by watching our 2.5 minute video:

Amani. Spread Peace.

CEB Study Bible

Introducing the CEB Study Bible: Written by leading scholars, the CEB Study Bible helps readers understand the biblical texts within the larger historical and literary framework of the Bible through book introductions, thousands of notes, more than 300 articles, and full-color images throughout, revealing cultural contexts and exploring relevant background information — while always seeking to inspire.

Find out more about our contributing scholars and sample the CEB Study Bible for yourself at CEBStudyBible.com.

Sometimes we need a little help to understand ancient meanings and to line up the rich layers of history and revelation. The CEB Study Bible is a readable, reliable, and relevant invitation to grow in God.

Christians for Biblical Equality

Christians for Biblical Equality

Share the message of biblical equality! Bring your loved ones into a global community of Christians who are committed to the Bible's message of gender equality and justice in the home, church, and world.

Use the discount code SOJO30 to save 30% off any CBE membership or subscription, which include our award-winning journals, Mutuality and Priscilla Papers!

Christians for Biblical Equality (CBE) is a nonprofit organization of Christian men and women who believe that the Bible, properly interpreted, teaches the fundamental equality of men and women of all ethnic groups, economic classes, and age groups.

Church World Service

Church World Service

Your gift helps bring genuine and lasting change to those who need it most. All these gifts are examples of how Church World Service works in partnership to assist people in the world’s poorest countries to find effective ways of tackling poverty and injustice. Whatever gift you buy, your money will fund the program areas related to your gift: support that provides water, animals and food, help for children, women and refugees, and assistance in emergencies. For example, if you buy a pig or a beehive, your money will go to animals and food security programs that can boost people's nutrition and income.

Coexist Coffee

Coexist Coffee

Every Sip Changes the World

Coexist Coffee , a product of Coexist , comes directly from the Peace Kawomera cooperative in Eastern Uganda. A cooperative of Jewish, Muslim and Christian farmers, the Peace Kawomera cooperative came together across divides after decades of civil war. Their coffee is grown high on the lush slopes of Mt Elgon, an inactive volcano, where the altitude, volcanic soil and jungle canopy create complex, dense beans. Coexist Coffee is fair trade and grown organically. All profits from Coexist Coffee sales go back to fund the cooperative's schools. Fair Trade Coffee that Gives Back in the form of Education. We call this model "100%+".

The Coexist Campaign , an initiative of Coexist , creates products that break the cycle of conflict by creating opportunities for people to work and learn together.

Covenant House

Covenant House

You can’t imagine how much a hot meal, a warm coat, or clean bedding means to a kid who has lived on the streets.

At Covenant House, we provide loving care and vital services to homeless, abandoned, abused, trafficked and exploited youth. View our online catalog and choose from a wide array of basic, life-sustaining gifts for homeless kids.

You can change a kid's life. Visit covenanthouse.org.

Equal Exchange

Equal Exchange

Looking for delicious gifts that give back?

Equal Exchange offers a range of fairly traded and organic coffee, chocolate, cocoa, tea, and other gifts that support small-scale farmers around the world. Together we can create stronger local communities, a more just food system and a healthier planet.

Fair Trade Winds

Fair Trade Winds

Fair Trade Winds is a family-run retail store with six locations across the country. We offer certified fair trade and environmentally sustainable products supporting artisans, farmers, and craftspeople from all over the globe.

Shopping with us provides a window to the world where each unique gift has a purpose and a story.

Freedom Stones

Freedom Stones

Freedom Stones is committed to eliminating and preventing human trafficking through livelihoods projects that transform and develop vulnerable communities.

Our beautiful, handmade jewelry is crafted by women and teens affected by human trafficking in Cambodia, Thailand, and Ghana.

Through employment and training, Freedom Stones provides access to education and an empowered life.

Our signature clasp on every piece symbolizes a broken link in the chain of poverty and injustice. Wear our beautiful jewelry and help break the chains of poverty and injustice!

Learn more and shop at www.freedomstones.org.

From War to Peace

From War to Peace

From War to Peace creates jewelry and accessories from disarmed and recycled nuclear weapon systems. Our famous alloy called Peace Bronze is used to cast the most unique messages of peace this world has ever seen.

Turn your swords into ploughshares, and nations shall know war no more.

Giving Comfort

Giving Comfort

While the search for a cure for cancer continues, millions of patients need our help now. Giving Comfort is your chance to make a meaningful difference for a patient in need.

We fill high-quality Comfort Kits with thoughtful items proven to make treatment more comfortable: Soft blankets, hats, and socks. Inspirational quotes, journals and puzzles. Even stuffed monkeys for kids.

You can donate a Comfort Kit to a cancer patient as a gift in honor of a loved one or friend. 100% of your tax-deductible donation goes to patients in need – not to overhead. Or, if you know someone who’s currently going through cancer treatment, you can also purchase a kit – to be delivered directly to their home or hospital room. All proceeds go to support Giving Comfort’s mission of fighting cancer with comfort.

Heifer International

Heifer International

Heifer’s mission is to end hunger and poverty while caring for the Earth. Since 1944, Heifer International has provided livestock and environmentally sound agricultural training to improve the lives of those who struggle daily for reliable sources of food and income. Heifer is currently working in 30 countries, including the United States, to help families and communities become more self-reliant.

Johari Creations

Johari Creations

Johari Creations is a marketplace for handcrafted products made by artisans in developing countries around the world. We seek to come alongside our artisan partners with sustainable incomes, holistic development and shared work and responsibility. We believe amazing beauty can come from poverty and while the artisans handcraft stunning products, it is the artisans themselves we celebrate as “johari” – the Swahili word for jewel.

Our products hail from around the world and are environmentally friendly and created from local materials in a historically indigenous trade.

From our Johari Jr line, to stunning and bold statement pieces, there is something for everyone on your list this holiday season!

Struggling to find the perfect gift for the fair trade woman in your life? Johari Creations Gift Certificates make the perfect gift!

Sojourners readers receive 10% off with coupon code “sojourners”.

Koinonia Farm

Koinonia Farm

Koinonia Farm products feature all-biologically grown pecans, fair-trade, and all-natural ingredients. They're a wonderful gift for family, friends, as well as a great way to support the mission of Koinonia to Feed the Hungry - Physically & Spiritually.

Lallitara

Lallitara

Our line of apparel and accessories are made from reclaimed sari fabric, handpicked by India’s sari collectors. They are composed of poly or poly-silk blend fabrics manufactured locally in the US.

Through our work, these products enhance the lives of the sari collectors, support American manufacturing and craftsmen, promote environmental sustainability through reuse, and are uniquely one-of-a-kind (or nearly) for you!

Living Water International

Living Water International

783 million people lack access to safe drinking water.

Give the Living Water gift card and let your loved ones choose which ones they’ll help when they redeem their card at water.cc/redeem.

Living Water International helps communities gain access to safe, sustainable drinking water and hygiene and sanitation education, and with it experience living water—the gospel of Jesus Christ.

More at water.cc.

MayaWorks

MayaWorks

MayaWorks believes that community development happens through economic development of women.

MayaWorks is a nonprofit social venture that empowers indigenous women of Guatemala to achieve economic security by providing markets for their handcrafted products, access to microcredit loans and educational opportunities.

MayaWorks sells fair trade gifts including bags, baby items, home goods, travel accessories, jewelry, clergy stoles and more! All items are handcrafted by indigenous women of highland Guatemala. We are proud members of the Fair Trade Federation and Green America.

Learn more and shop at www.mayaworks.org. Sojourners readers receive 10% off with promo code "SOJO".

MEDA

MEDA

b>Creating business solutions to poverty

Put your faith into action … Give joy to the world all year round!

MEDA is an association of compassionate women and men who invest in the lives of families living in poverty all around the world. Our vision is that all people may experience God’s love and unleash their potential to earn a livelihood, provide for their families and enrich their communities.

Join us as we help men and women sustain their families without dependence on relief, aid or ongoing support.

Visit www.giftsolutions.org/sojo to share gifts of joy with your family and friends at any time of the year, or on any occasion.

New Vision Renewable Energy

New Vision Renewable Energy

Give the gift of LIGHT with our Buy One, Gift One offer. And, receive a free copy of our devotional, Revealing Light. When you purchase a solar light for your loved one, a second light will be donated to a family or child living in energy poverty around the world.

Shine the light of Christ on the lives of believers and on the struggles of the 1.2 billion people living without electricity every night.

Revealing Light provides Lenten-related devotionals alongside an overview of energy poverty in the world, shedding light on aspects of faith and service and reminding us of the life, death and resurrection of Christ, the true Light of the World.

Contact info@nvre.org for more information.

Plywood People

Plywood People

We employ refugees who go through a 1 year job training program to learn to sew, speak english, and manage their finances.

They create products made from upcycled goods such as Billboars and Coffee sacks.

Progressive Christianity

Progressive Christianity

A Joyful Path, teaches a compassionate Christianity through heart centered and experiential learning. Based on the teachings of Jesus, A Joyful Path teaches interdependence, self-awareness, respect for nature, stillness, forgiveness, prayer, meditation, integrity, compassion, inclusion, God-within-all, and more. This behavior-over-belief curriculum connects children with their own inner wisdom. Using the Bible and other wisdom stories, A Joyful Path helps children learn how to follow the path of Jesus in today’s world and is both heart-centered and experiential. Through stories, music, and activities, children’s bodies, feelings and minds are engaged.

Giving children experiences that are real and meaningful helps them integrate and apply the ideals of Progressive Christianity to lives right now. Experiential learning also helps to create a solid foundation for a child’s lifelong spiritual journey.

"Teachers can now teach children in Sunday school without crossing their fingers. I endorse it wholeheartedly." —John Shelby Spong

Prosperity Candle

Prosperity Candle

Prosperity Candle creates opportunities for women to flourish, earning a living wage while creating beautiful candles and gifts. From pillar candles poured in Baghdad kitchens to teakwood-scented African soapstone votives, every fair trade candle is handmade and comes beautifully gift boxed with the story of the woman who made it.

Give gifts designed to do good and help empower women around the world.

Raven + Lily

Raven + Lily

Raven + Lily is a socially conscious lifestyle brand dedicated to empowering women through design. We create fair trade and eco-friendly jewelry, accessories, and apparel in collaboration with female artisans around the world. Our fashionable products are handmade by at-risk women in India, Ethiopia, Cambodia, and the USA. Shop with us for gifts that give back!

Sojourners

Sojourners

Give the gift of inspiration to a Sojourner in your life!

Sojourners' work strives to reflect Christ's light of peace and justice in our world. So make a gift today to Sojourners in honor of your loved one -- we'll notify them of your generosity with a special card and Sojourners bumper sticker!

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Sojourners Tote Bag

Sojourners Tote Bag

When you purchase this stylish tote bag, you not only show your support for stewarding God’s creation, but you also directly impact the lives of vulnerable women. Designed by Sojourners, this eco-friendly tote bag is made from 100 percent organic cotton and stitched together by women in India. Formerly trapped in the sex trade, these women now receive a fair wage for their work as well as new educational opportunities, child care, and basic health care.

However, freeing women from the sex trade and protecting creation have more in common than just this bag! Data collected by the United Nations Environment Programme strongly suggests that human trafficking increases about 20 to 30 percent during natural disasters. As climate change is increasingly linked to more extreme weather patterns, women in poor and developing nations are at higher risk of losing their freedom in the sex trade.

Bag dimensions: 11.5 inches by 11.5 inches

Ten Thousand Villages

Ten Thousand Villages

A fair trade retailer for more than 65 years, Ten Thousand Villages brings you beautiful jewelry and accessories, colorful home accents and unique gifts all handcrafted by artisans in 35 developing countries.

Through long-term purchasing relationships, cash advances and full payments of fair prices, Ten Thousand Villages helps artisans build sustainable livelihoods. Your purchases create income that is feeding families, educating children, building communities and combating poverty around the world.

Tenfold Fair Trade

Tenfold Fair Trade

Tenfold Fair Trade Collection is dedicated to the principles of the fair trade system of exchange.

We are affiliated with fair trade organizations that guarantee fair wages to artisans for their work. We provide our customers with fun & practical products which make creative use of many recycled materials. Every effort is made to use recycled or sustainable materials, from consignment finds for our displays, to our handmade cabinetry, crafted of local pine. All of our packaging and wrapping consist of reused or 100% post consumer waste. We are as committed to the care of our planet as we are to the care of our global neighbors.

The Adam Quest

The Adam Quest

The Adam Quest by Tim Stafford is a deeply informative look at Christians working in science. This book is for both believers and those who harbor doubts. Whether you believe in a young earth, intelligent design, evolutionary creationism, or something else, The Adam Quest offers a chance to strengthen your faith, deepen your knowledge, and bring science back into the church.

The Kitchen Book

The Kitchen Book

Growing up, I was the youngest daughter in a bustling home where my only kitchen experience included folding napkins and sorting silverware. I was in my mid-20’s before I realized I had no idea how to cook, or even where to begin. After a year of tutorials, mistakes and burnt cookies, I’ve packaged my favorite recipes into a cookbook designed specially for women who need it.

Self-published & designed by a former microwave-meal-eating graduate student, Sara Oletti, The Kitchen Book for Girls Who Think They Can't Cook is a cookbook for the modern woman. Complete with serving sizes and wine pairings, each of the 21 entrees, sides and dessert recipes can be easily mixed and matched to create various unique, stress-free meals. Simplicity is key, with a clean design & easy to follow directions, any woman can benefit from The Kitchen Book.

Save 10% when you buy on Etsy.com! Coupon Code: SOJOURN10

The Little Christian

The Little Christian

Give young children a gift of faith throughout the year with a subscription to The Little Christian. To be read to or to be read by children aged 0 to 7, The Little Christian is a 24- page, full-color, staple-free book that comes in the mail 10 times a year with a personalized message from you. Let our award-winning illustrators and writers help you share God's love with regular Bible stories, poems, profiles of children around the world and throughout history, songs, activities and more.

Three Avocados

Three Avocados

Three Avocados is a non-profit coffee company. 100% of our net proceeds provide clean drinking water in Uganda and education in Nicaragua.

We invite you to learn about the selfless widow that inspired our humble beginnings, enjoy some coffee, and become a part of the story.

Tukula

Tukula

Tukula (meaning "we grow") is an accessories line based in Jinja, Uganda. We hire young women who are trained as seamstresses but aren't able to find consistent work. Along with a fair wage these women receive medical care, an encouraging work environment, and access to savings programs. In addition to our full time employees, we provide paid internships for women who are on the verge of dropping out of sewing school so that they can continue with their studies and receive a job immediately after graduating. By relieving the pressure of school fees, medical fees, and daily expenses, these ladies are able to walk with confidence and joy.

By purchasing all of our materials in local markets we are able to help Uganda's economy from start to finish. Each item is made from printed fabric called kitenge that is used in many Ugandan's day to day lives. Due to the inconsistency in availability of these prints, all of our items are made with "limited edition" prints, which give our products a one of a kind quality. The tukula logo is screen printed on each of our products, allowing the ladies the ability to learn a new skill and keep with our unique design aesthetic.

William Greenbaum Fine Prints

William Greenbaum Fine Prints

Inspiring Original Wood Engravings

Fritz Eichenberg (1901-1990) was a close friend with Dorothy Day and a great supporter of The Catholic Worker. Through his art he expressed his outrage about injustice and war and his hopes for more decency and peace in the world.

We are glad to be able to offer a wonderful selection of images related to Dorothy Day and The Catholic Worker, as well as to the life of Christ, war and peace, and the Old Testament. These impressions were printed one at a time directly from the woodblocks, and each is pencil signed by Fritz Eichenberg.

Our gallery, William Greenbaum Fine Prints, has been buying and selling original prints for 50 years. We are charter members of the International Fine Print Dealers Association, the leading organization setting professional standards for print galleries.

We hope you enjoy viewing these images.

Portrait of Dorothy Day (illustrated here).

Women's Bean Project

Women's Bean Project

Women’s Bean Project is a nationally-recognized social enterprise in Denver, CO, that has created transitional employment in gourmet food and handcrafted jewelry manufacturing for chronically impoverished and unemployed women since 1989.

By working in active businesses, women learn basic job readiness skills – reliability, accuracy, punctuality and attendance – while also addressing life skills – communication, accountability, problem solving and goal setting. These skills help graduates lead successful, self-sufficient and fulfilling lives, creating a new future – for themselves, their families, our community and economy.

Products made by Women’s Bean Project include handcrafted jewelry and gourmet mixes for bean soup, chili, cookies, brownies, cornbread and more. They are sold on womensbeanproject.com, Amazon.com, Overstock.com, Walmart.com and in stores across the U.S. Each time you buy one of our products you are helping support a woman, a family farm, a woman-owned company, an environmentally responsible supplier. And you are changing lives.

Women's Bean Project: Jewelry

Women's Bean Project: Jewelry

Women’s Bean Project is a nationally-recognized social enterprise in Denver, CO, that has created transitional employment in gourmet food and handcrafted jewelry manufacturing for chronically impoverished and unemployed women since 1989.

By working in active businesses, women learn basic job readiness skills – reliability, accuracy, punctuality and attendance – while also addressing life skills – communication, accountability, problem solving and goal setting. These skills help graduates lead successful, self-sufficient and fulfilling lives, creating a new future – for themselves, their families, our community and economy.

Products made by Women’s Bean Project include handcrafted jewelry and gourmet mixes for bean soup, chili, cookies, brownies, cornbread and more. They are sold on womensbeanproject.com, Amazon.com, Overstock.com, Walmart.com and in stores across the U.S. Each time you buy one of our products you are helping support a woman, a family farm, a woman-owned company, an environmentally responsible supplier. And you are changing lives.

Word Made Flesh

Word Made Flesh

Suti Sana, a small business project of Word Made Flesh Bolivia, offers employment and support for survivors of trafficking and prostitution. In their process towards abundant life, women use their training, creativity and talent to produce beautiful handbags, greeting cards and other products. With each purchase of a Suti Sana creation, you tell a woman that her mind, her dreams, and the work of her hands are valuable.

World Renew

World Renew

To truly help a family living in poverty requires much more than a handout. To help a family living in poverty, you must get to the root causes of poverty, and there you will find injustice.

World Renew, through local churches and Christian partners, works with women and men in community to examine their situation and develop community plans to effect change. Part of the change process requires naming obstacles, organizing, and then mobilizing to address them. Facing the root causes of poverty helps communities create the changes that lead to justice.

Individuals, families, and churches worldwide work for justice together with these women and men through participation in World Renew’s Free A Family® program. Monthly donations provide the training and community support needed to assist individuals as they create a just future for themselves, their families, and their communities.

World Vision

World Vision

Give a meaningful gift this year and support children and families around the world!

  • $35 helps sexually exploited girls find shelter, medical care, food, vocational training, compassionate counseling, and when possible, reintegration with a loving family.
  • $25 provides $250 worth of basics (clothing, shoes and more) to children living in the United States.
  • $100 purchases a goat and two chickens which provides families with healthy milk, cheese, and yogurt.

Find these gifts and even more options in the World Vision Gift Catalog.

World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice.

Yeshu: a Novel for the Open-hearted

Yeshu: a Novel for the Open-hearted

This lyrical Jesus saga invites its readers in to join a storytelling carpenter, his young neighbors Daavi and Shoshana, and a band of fellow seekers on a journey that forever alters their lives, and still impacts ours. The tale these Jewish women and men inhabit was written for readers of all ages and spiritual backgrounds. It is enriched by Yeshu’s cousin Yohanan who emerges from his beloved wilderness to connect nature and the spirit. As Yohanan’s story unfolds, YESHU conveys a powerful environmental message for contemporary readers.

YESHU ’s award-winning Quaker author — Charles David Kleymeyer, PhD — is also a culture and development sociologist and a performing storyteller. For five decades he has worked and frequently lived with ethnic peoples of the Americas, joining their struggles to improve their lives, revitalize their cultures, and restore the Earth. Simultaneously, he was also imagining YESHU.

Learn more at www.YeshuNovel.com.