This is part four of a four-part series called “Just Ideas,” looking at ways your church can commit itself to fighting for justice and righteousness in the society around you.
A growing number of congregations and individuals are buying fair-trade, organic, shade-grown coffee. This means coffee growers in developing countries receive a fair wage for their product, which is grown in an environmentally friendly and sustainable fashion.
So when you’re hanging out before and after church, drinking coffee and talking with your friends, what’s that cup of joe supporting? Heck, maybe when someone is visiting your church, they’ll take a sip of that cup, think about what you’re doing and decide they want to be part of something like that.
When we support the economics and fairness of coffee growers around the world, we make a statement about Christ’s love for those people and our love for those that Christ loves.
A Google search for “Fair trade coffee” will be your best friend as you start your search for a steamy cup of justice.