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Fairtrade fortnight marked by Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne

The Office for Justice and Peace hosted a great Fairtrade Fortnight morning tea at the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne to highlight the ways we can buy products free from the taint of modern day slavery. About 24.9 million people are in forced labour worldwide - over 40 million entrapped in modern slavery overall.

The Office for Justice and Peace has joined forces with ACRATH and the dioceses of Victoria and Tasmania on a long-term project to make our dioceses slavery-free. As a first step, Catholic Education Melbourne kitchens have slavery-free tea and coffee and our offices and schools are on the same path. What about your tearooms and kitchens?

As both Pope Francis and Pope Benedict XVI said, "Every person ought to have the awareness that purchasing is always a moral – and not simply an economic – act”.

Read full story in Melbourne Catholic, here.

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