Berry United Methodist Church
Berry UMC offers education on fair trade as part of it's ministry, hosting a fair trade market twice a year, a study group Conscious Consuming and the promotion and practice of environmental sustainability. It is also a distribution site for CSA vegetables.
Catholic Relief Services
Catholic Relief Services works overseas to provide assistance to struggling low-income coffee farmers. Here in the United States, CRS supports those farmers by promoting Fair Tradeâ€”an alternative system of international trade that is rooted in the principles of human dignity, economic justice and global solidarity. To learn more about activities in the Chicago area, contact the Midwest Office at 312-733-5124 or email email@example.com
3rd Unitarian Social Action Comittee
The Social Action Committee (SAC) of Chicago's Third Unitarian Church is committed to activities that promote social change for peace and justice. Our focus ranges from international to local reflecting the interests of our members, our progressive viewpoint and our location on Chicagoâ€™s West Side.
Fair Trade coffee and tea are served at all church functions. Fair Trade products are sold every three weeks and include beverages, chocolate bars and healthy snacks from Equal Exchange, olive oil from Palestine (through AFSC) and sugar from â€œDeansâ€™ Beansâ€. A Fair Trade Holiday Fair is held, selling holiday craft items and baskets of edible goods. Periodic educational programs are presented.
Chicago Religious Leadership Network
Responding to the call of Latin Americaâ€™s poor majorities, Chicago Religious Leadership Network on Latin America (CRLN) is an interfaith information and action network that mobilizes religious leaders and congregations in Illinois to advance peace, justice and human rights in our hemisphere. Through speakers, workshops, monthly membership updates, advocacy action initiatives, visits to Latin America, and meetings with U.S. policy-makers, CRLN engages religious leaders to speak out for more just U.S. policies in our hemisphere.
Christ United Methodist Church
Here at CUMC, we take our values seriously. In all that we do, we strive to embrace all with Christ's love and grace by making an effort to value the following.
8th Day Center for Justice
8th Day Center for Justice: 205 W. Monroe Chicago 60606 (Phone: 312-641-5151) Impelled by the belief that all creation is sacred and inter-related; Imbued with the principles of nonviolence, mutuality and cooperation; 8th Day Center for Justice, a coalition of Catholic, religious congregations, commits to act as a critical alternative voice to oppressive systems and to work actively to change those systems.
Emanuel is a vibrant, growing congregation located along Chicago's lakefront. What makes Emanuel so unique is its dedication to Jewish worship, learning and community by its diverse membership.Emanuel's Social Action Committee works to satisfy basic needs of those in their community through partnerships with different service organizations. Emanuel has is hosting their second annual Fair Trade holiday market in 2010.
Grace Lutheran Church
The ministry of Grace is about living out our Vision and Core Values. Grace Lutheran offers fairly traded items for sale and educates its congregation about the importance of a fair trade economy: We promote environmentally sustainable practices for congregants' homes and model those efforts at Grace, We foster respect for producers of fairly traded commodities.
Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation
Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation is a 500-plus household congregation known for its joyful spirituality, intellectual curiosity, inclusivity, and deep commitment to social justice. It has had a ongoing relationship with Mirembe Kawomera coffee cooperative in Uganda, and sells this coffee at various events in the metro area.
Lake Street Church of Evanston
A progressive, liberal congregation that encourages members to follow their own spiritual paths and encourages interfaith activities. The church is a member of the American Baptist Churches.
Lake View Presbyterian Church
Lake View Presbyterian has a long history of commitment to fair trade, maintaining a partnership with Maya Vinic cooperative in Chiapas Mexico.
Old St. Patrick's Church (Justice Initiative)
Old St. Patrickâ€™s mission is to serve the life and work of the laity in the world. At the crossroads of an historic past and a promising future, engaged in a challenging present and in the midst of the rich diversity of Chicago, we are convinced that the mystery of Jesus Christâ€™s life, death and resurrection unfolds within human life. In response: * We resolve to probe the meaning of our adult experience of self, work, relationships, and family, that guided by the Holy Spirit, we might express our faith in our life activities and responsibilities. * We choose to celebrate the goodness of life by continually creating an experience of hospitality, friendship, prayer and service that responds to human needs. * We commit ourselves to embody and advocate the values and actions that arise from our shared reflection. We hope to influence our society in positive ways. Together, we embrace the mission of Jesus Christ, so that others may experience the rich promise of Godâ€™s love for our world.
Oak Park Friends Meeting
Friends (Quakers) are rooted in Christianity. The earliest Friends (in 17th century England) believed that there is an inward Light in each person that is from God. At Oak Park Friends Meeting we gather in worship, waiting expectantly to experience the Spirit of God. We minister to each other in silent worship and in spoken messages.
St. Giles Church
St. Giles Church sponsors Fair Trade coffee sales four times per year. The church uses only Fair Trade coffee at church sponsored events and educates about Fair Trade.
Saint James Cathedral
The Cathedral Church of St. James is one of Chicago’s oldest churches, and from its founding in 1834 has represented a microcosm of this uniquely American city. Although for many years the parish of St. James represented much of Chicago’s business and civic elite, this has always been a "hands-on" place of ministry, where privilege and position have yielded to service and witness. Saint James' social justice committee is expanding their scope of action through membership in Chicago Fair Trade.
Trinity United Church of Christ
The vision of the church is "In the Heart of the Community, ever-seeking to Win the Community's Heart." and the motto is "Unashamedly Black and Unapologetically Christian."
Union Church of Hinsdale
The Christian Social Justice Ministry at Union Church of Hinsdale advocates for programs that promote social justice in the world. They serve fair trade coffee at the church and work for expanded education on fair trade.