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Scott Williams and his Extraordinary Team at Central Christian Church, Indiana

Scott Williams of the Central Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Lebanon, Indiana, started learning about marginalized groups in Central America after 2001, when he…

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Sara Anderson: Coordinator Extraordinaire at UU Church of Arlington

Sara Anderson, a member of the UU Church of Arlington, VA shared the story of how her church community got involved with fair trade and…

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Scott G: Equal Exchange Advocate Extraordinaire

Sometimes there is a faith-based advocate for Equal Exchange who works outside of the direct church or synagogue environment. This is the case of…

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Extraordinary Coordinators at UU Fellowship of Vero Beach

This is the story of the Fair Trade Corner at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Vero Beach as related by Pam Pelliccia. It’s the history…

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Carol Bjelland: Coordinator Extraordinaire at Ascension Lutheran Church

Carol Bjelland, a member of the fair trade committee at Ascension Lutheran Church in Thousand Oaks, CA is a shining example of an organizer who…

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Have a Contact-Free Fair Trade Sale

Offering fairly traded and organic coffee, tea, chocolate and cocoa to your community provides an opportunity to buy meaningful, high quality gifts and can even…

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Building the People’s Food System: Next Steps

We’re excited to announce the start of a new initiative to support fellow independent food businesses in New England and around the country…

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Listen to an Organizer: Dan Steinbauer on Buying Clubs

Buying clubs are a powerful way for people to support authentic fair trade. For the third entry in our Buying Clubs series, we interviewed someone…

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Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter.  Equal Exchange stands in solidarity with people fighting for racial justice, against police brutality, and those bravely working to create necessary…

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Faith-based ​Solidarity During the COVID-19 Pandemic​ ​ ​

 Church ​s​ales, or ​b​uying ​c​lubs, are a vital part of U.S. s​olidarity ​e​conomic​s​: they demonstrate consumer commitment…

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Why Buying Clubs? Why Now?

What Exactly is a Buying Club? Faith-based groups have sold coffee, tea, and chocolate to assist small farmers through the Equal Exchange Interfaith Program…

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Fighting TR4 at Your Grocery Store: A Consumer Action Guide

This is part 3 of a series from the Equal Exchange banana team, exploring the threat of Fusarium Wilt Tropical Race 4 to banana production…

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Susan Domey-Allen: Coordinator Extraordinaire at UCC Norwell

For many of us, February is a month filled with love…and chocolate. This month, we highlight social justice activist and top Equal Exchange…

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Ready… set… chocolate sale! 5 steps to hosting a great one

Do you really need another reason to include more chocolate in your life? Hosting a chocolate sale can help you earn money for your group…

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Plan a fair trade sale using these 5 tips

Selling fairly traded coffee, tea, chocolate, cocoa and snacks to your community is a way to give them an opportunity to buy high-quality, fairly…

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