May 2007


The Scottish district of East Renfrewshire has—along with towns, villages, schools, and more than 1,000 churches throughout Britain—recently secured "fair trade status." Ken Macintosh,
1) As a citizen: Join the trade justice movementGo to the "get involved" or "take action" links on the following Web sites: U.S.
A Bethlehem factory produces fair trade clothing by unionizing workers.
Balancing the scales with justly traded chocolate.
Trade technocrats try to hide behind a veil of boring, but you can get beyond the jargon.
Changing the world by changing the rules.
Three factors that are invisible to market fundamentalists.
The mainstream media's blind spot on "free trade."
How Britain's Traidcraft went from church hall to the London Stock Exchange, without losing the faith.
What will we see if we view the global economy through the lens of faith?
Understanding the perils and promise of international trade. Includes Web Exclusive: List of additional readings and resources.
• Write your members of Congress to demand that they not renew the president's "fast track" authority on trade agreements, which ties Congress's hands by allowing it only to approv


Rich Cizik is part of a broad and growing evangelical consensus on global warming.
Everyone is innocent until proven guilty. Although, some less so than others.

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When we think of trade, most of us consider it the fiefdom of governments and multinational corporations -it seems a horribly complicated topic that's impossible to understand, let alone do anythin
Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary, Cycle C.
[Regarding "Rocking the Boat," by Rose Marie Berger, March 2007] I have no calling to the priesthood, but I know some women who certainly seem to.
"Making Work Work," by Tamara Draut, Paul Sherry, Gordon Bonnyman, Joan Fitzgerald, and Jill Suzanne Shook (February 2007) was a laudable endeavor to draw attention to the plight of working
Thank you for the article by Asra Q. Nomani titled "A Faith of Their Own" (March 2007).