Tag Archives: Fair Trade
Posted on 24. Mar, 2016 by Lutheran World Relief.
This year, we are celebrating 20 years of Lutherans making a difference through LWR Fair Trade! Since 1996, Lutherans in the U.S. have been buying and enjoying Fair Trade coffee, chocolate and other treats through LWR’s partnership with Equal Exchange. In doing so, you’ve helped hard-working farmers support their families and communities! That’s a BIG […]
Posted on 05. Jan, 2016 by Nikki Massie.
Does your church have a resident “FTP” (Fair Trade Person)? My church does! His name is Al – and he knows just about everything there is to know about managing a Fair Trade sale within our congregation. And while Al isn’t planning to go anywhere anytime soon, I just know there is a wellspring of Fair […]
Posted on 17. Dec, 2015 by Lutheran World Relief.
Did you know that with Thrivent Action Teams, you can reach out to people in your own backyard and around the world – by sharing the joy of delicious chocolate and coffee? Here’s how. If you are a Thrivent member, you have the opportunity to lead a Thrivent Action Team to volunteer in a one-time […]
Posted on 29. Oct, 2015 by Kirsten Mathisen.
An estimated 54 percent of Americans over the age of 18 consume coffee on a daily basis. We are so passionate about it we’ve even fashioned a whole dialect around ordering it from coffeehouses. Each day, the world consumes close to 2.25 billion cups of coffee. 1. The United States is not the largest importer […]
Posted on 12. May, 2015 by Nikki Massie.
(Reading this via email? View the entire graphic here.) An estimated 54 percent of Americans over the age of 18 consume coffee on a daily basis. We are so passionate about it we’ve even fashioned a whole dialect around ordering it from coffeehouses. 1. The United States is not the largest importer of coffee While […]
Posted on 18. Sep, 2014 by Viktorija Aleksejeva.
In the 18th century the Swedish botanist, Carolus Linnaeus, renamed the cocoa tree giving it the Greek name Theobroma Cacao, which literally means ‘food of the Gods’. Throughout its history, whether as a cocoa drinking chocolate or confectionery treat, chocolate has always been much sought after. But few people think about the lengthy labor-intensive process […]
Posted on 19. Aug, 2014 by Nikki Massie.
Chocolate. It’s almost a food group unto itself. Whether you are personally a fan or not, you probably know someone who absolutely loves a rich, delicious piece of chocolate from time to time. That love of chocolate helps spur the global demand for cocoa — a $110 billion per year industry. Think you know all […]
Posted on 31. Jul, 2014 by Dan Ruth.
The first time I visited Nicaragua — one of the major coffee-producing countries in Central America and a focus of Ground Up: The LWR Coffee and Cocoa Initiative — I was perplexed that the only coffee we had to drink was prepackaged instant coffee. Nowhere in sight were the beautifully bistre roasted beans of the […]
Posted on 05. Nov, 2013 by Nikki Massie.
I have a confession to make. I’m a bit overwhelmed by social media. I have a Facebook account, a Twitter handle. I belong to LinkedIn, Klout and Pinterest. And keeping up with those accounts (even with their connectivity features) is quite taxing. But even still, I love Instagram. I originally joined to check out the […]
Posted on 30. Oct, 2013 by Dan Ruth.
Are your kids tired of trick-or-treating in a costumes that don’t reflect the passion they have for fighting global poverty? Are they constantly asking how they can show love to both the next-door neighbor and their neighbor overseas? Have you searched high and low for that perfect outfit to wear to this year’s Halloween party that […]
Posted on 06. May, 2013 by Chandler Carriker.
This is part two of a two-part series. Read part one. The Bible is filled with stories of mothers who make an incredible difference in the lives of those around them. From Sarah to Mary, mothers and strong women followed God’s call, protected those entrusted to them and spoke with prophetic vision for their communities. […]