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[23 Feb 2010 | No Comment | ]
Ethical Eating and Lent

I wanted to let everyone know about a great new blog by Rachel Neftzer where she chronicles her efforts to eat ethically during Lent. Inspired by reading Everyday Justice, she decided to figure out what it would take for her to eat consciously this season. She writes -
So following Julie’s example, I’ve decided that this year for Lent I will begin the process of sorting through what it looks like to eat ethically. Part of this commitment is sharing the information that I find in this blog. I’m …

Child Labor, Everyday Practitioners, Featured, slavery »

[8 Oct 2009 | One Comment | ]

Pastor Sarah Buteux wrote this children’s sermon as a means of introducing children to the need to support slave-free chocolate. I think it’s a fantastic resource for helping teach justice and love to children.
Children’s Sermon: Giving Away Your Money to the Poor
Props: Two bowls of chocolate on a table, one full of fair trade chocolate, one full of regular chocolate, both covered with a cloth. I picked up small $.25 candy bars and a bag of gold coins at Ten Thousand villages, but you can go on-line to www.serrv.org …

Everyday Practitioners, Featured, human trafficking »

[8 Aug 2009 | No Comment | ]
Austinites Fight Human Trafficking

From the Austin-American Statesman
Austinites hope drink coasters can help battle human trafficking
Each coaster bears the story of a victim.
By Chelsea Duttweiler
Saturday, August 08, 2009
They say they’re part of a new abolitionist movement, a wave of people dedicated to ending what they see as modern-day slavery. And they’re doing it, in part, using drink coasters at local pubs.
Austinites Shelton Green and Kester Smith, both 33, are working with seven friends to distribute coasters to bars and coffee shops with information about human trafficking.
“Trafficked people are all around us,” Green said. …