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Make Your Easter Chocolate Slavery Free

“Every person ought to have the awareness that purchasing is always a moral – and not simply an economic – act.” Pope Francis 2015. 

Please buy only slavery free chocolate this Easter. That’s the message from ACRATH (Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans) and a *coalition of social justice groups, in the days leading up to Easter Sunday 16 April.
Australians will spend about $2 billion on chocolate this Easter and much of it will have been produced using child labour from West Africa. These children pick cocoa beans – a key ingredient used to make chocolate. Many of these children are forced to do this work.

ACRATH’s call is in line with the commitment made by the Archbishop of Sydney, Most Rev. Anthony Fisher OP, to the Select Committee of the Legislative Council of NSW on Human Trafficking on 28 March, to a program directed to the eradication of human trafficking throughout the Archdiocese of Sydney.

The extensive program includes, as far as possible, only purchasing slavery-proofed products and services. ACRATH said Archbishop Fisher’s inspiring commitment was showing the lead to all Australian Catholic schools and parishes and beyond. Download further information.

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