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Everlasting Debtors

June 19th, 2010 No Comments

Martin Luther King Jr wrote this in Strength to Love: We are everlasting debtors to known and unknown men and women…. When we arise in the morning, we go into the bathroom where we reach for a sponge provided for us by a Pacific Islander. We reach for soap that is created for us by […]

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Fairtrade Fortnight: An Open Letter to Whittaker’s

May 9th, 2010 No Comments

Jocelyn is famous at West for her letter-writing. When we spent a service in 2008 writing to Members of Parliament, in support the Millenium Development Goals, Jocelyn went home and wrote to eight more MPs, and got responses from them, too! Well, she’s done it again, and we’re putting her letter on the blog so […]

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Fairtrade Fortnight at West

May 2nd, 2010 2 Comments

Who should pay for the enjoyment I get from chocolate? Me, or a child working in slavery in Ghana, without adequate food or education? That’s the question raised by global free trading practices, where God’s daughters and sons around the developing world are exploited to produce goods we in the West buy for low, low […]

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