News and Events


HOT NEWS!

We have reached our 50% certification target and have had this confirmed by the Fairtrade Foundation

See details of our celebration
at St Paul's on Friday 9th and Sunday 11th March


All our areas now have at least 50% of their churches actively involved in promoting Fairtrade, with
Willesden, Kensington and Stepney areas having about three quarters of their parishes involved in Fairtrade

Willesden, Kensington and Stepney all have over 50% of their churches with a Fairtrade certificate .... Well done!

Edmonton is nearly there at 49%.

Watch this space for news of the Two Cities area
...


Congratulations to Spelthorne deanery  
the first fully certificated Fairtrade deanery in the Diocese of London!

There are some other deaneries not far behind - Harrow only needs 1 more
to be fully certificated


Harry Hill goes nuts for Fairtrade

Some of the peanuts and cashews in the Fairtrade Liberation nut range come from Ikuru in Mozambique - one of the dioceses linked to our diocese
Watch Harry and the Knitted Character
talking about his new range of nuts

 


Mainstreaming Fairtrade - CD now available
Debate held on June 24 by JustShare
with Paul Chandler, Chief Executive of Traidcraft,
Sophi Tranchell, Managing Director of Divine Chocolate
and Barbara Crowther, Head of Communications and Policy at the Fairtrade Foundation
CD of the debate is now available for a donation Email


Promotional leaflet for the London Fairtrade Diocese Campaign  now available...
for use by churches, PCCs and other church councils, clergy and all other campaigners.    
          Download here


   

Fairtrade Foundation responds to the Government white paper
on Eliminating World Poverty
Details of the white paper                        Full response of the Fairtrade Foundation


   
Fairtrade cotton clerical shirts

now available in black, dark blue, light blue, pink and grey and a new line in blue and white stripes!

Further information


Fairtrade roses
from Kenya emit 5 times less carbon than Dutch flowers! See here for further information
 
 


New red Fairtrade communion wine

The following two styles are now available from one of South Africa’s leading Fairtrade wine estates, Stellar
- a deep red made from the Cabernet Sauvignon grape
- a golden Muscat made from the grape of the same name
Further information or order form


Fairtrade reaches nut growers in our link Diocese of Niassa, Mozambique 
Part of a range of nuts now available in Oxfam  outlets in 4 flavours. For an interview report with the man behind this initiative Moises Raposo see here


Publicity for local events

We need good publicity for Fairtrade events in our churches and diocese, as part of our commitment to raise awareness of trade issues, of the Fairtrade Mark, and to encourage change.

Try to get your event covered in the local press,and also be prepared to send in your own report and picture. Send one to us with an outline of the event; what worked and what didn’t work.

Keep your report short, and don’t forget to give your contact details. It is best to email the press, but try to drop into the office or phone beforehand to make contact with a reporter.

The Fairtrade Foundation's action guide for 2009  has a sample press release and guidelines at the end of the document.

Try to get an interview about an event on local or Premier Christian radio. They are generally very supportive and pleased to have items to fill spaces. Again, if you can please send details to us too.

Contact us

 
‘The fields of the poor may produce abundant food, but injustice sweeps it all away ....' Proverbs 13:23