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Wednesday, April 02, 2008

If You're Around Austin...

Trade As One is coming to Austin to discuss serious social justice issues and to put on fair trade markets in partnership with local churches where everyone is welcome to come and put consumer dollars to work for a noble cause, helping the poorest among us. Trade As One is an innovative fair trade, organization that’s changing the way America shops. It’s founder, Nathan George, is coming to town on April 5th and 6th to conduct a workshop on faith and fair trade, to speak at several Austin area churches and to host a bazaar featuring beautiful international gifts, purchased in the purest definition of fair trade, from around the world.

What is the relationship between faith and consumerism?  What does it mean for believers that half the planet is in dire poverty and more than 30,000 poor die every day?  Is the church called to subvert, reform and redirect America’s economic engine to help the needy? Trade As One presents a forum to discuss these critical questions.



Sat Apr 5, 9am-2pm, Journey Imperfect Faith Community, 3009 Industrial Terrace. Discuss fair trade markets that transform lives and to interact with Nathan, exploring the issues around poverty and commerce and faith.  Hear from those in the Trade As One network.

Sun Apr 6, 8:30am, 9:45am, and 11:15am, Riverbend Church,  4214 Capital of TX Highway. Nathan will be interviewed at each service and will be discussing the work and mission of Trade As One.

Sun Apr 6, 9am-1pm, Market: Riverbend Church 4214 Capital of TX Highway. Purchase fair trade goods. Beautifully made jewelry, purses, scarves, house wares, clothing and more. Tags on the products tell how purchasing the item will help change lives.
 
Sun Apr 6, 5:30pm, Mosaic Church, 5619 Airport Blvd. Nathan will be speaking on justice issues and the work and mission of Trade As One. 

2 comments:

Roger said...

this is great....wish I were here these dates...are you aware that, of all things, the WMU sponsors a fair trade market every year using good created from mission sites around the world?...yep, good ole M.P.

Damon Hargraves said...

Hey Ann,
Heidi really enjoyed the clip of the little girl singing. I'm getting going on Twitter and was just wondering if you are on it yet. If you've not heard of it, it's basically a microblog. Lots of podcasters and hardcore bloggers use it and it is pretty cool to keep up with what they are doing. Here's my Twitter: http://twitter.com/damonius

You can even embed a Twitter badge on your blog here like I did on mine if you want to.