Thursday, February 11, 2010

What are your purchases supporting?

This question and answer is from a post by Becky Garrison as part of the God's Politics blog. It is in two parts and contains interviews with Shannon Hopkins and Alissa Moore.

How do you encourage people to move from being consumers of fair trade and organic products to becoming advocates for social justice change?

SHANNON: Addressing consumption is the place to start. Slowing down and thinking about what you are buying. Do you really need it? Where did it come from? Realize that every dollar you spend supports someone, somewhere. What are your purchases supporting? Justice? Equality? Fairness? Peace? Or is it creating a bigger divide between rich and poor?

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