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Congregations Sharing Strategies on Fair Trade





Coffee Sales

Once a month Coffee Sales managed by the Social Action Committee United Church of Rogers Park

Alex Weber



Coffee, Tea and Chocolate on sale once a month

Holy Family Inverness

Jacke Wentland



Coffee Tea and Chocolate sales every Sunday rolled out on Cart for easy display.

Unity Temple UU

Judy Gaietto-Grace


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Equal Exchange products sold twice each month (coffee,tea, chocolate)

First United Methodist Evanston

Nancy Hagstrom



Works directly with Higher Grounds and Cooperative in Chiapas

LakeView Presbyterian

Jeff Glenn - 773-248-6352


Coffee sales

Old St Pat’s

Marilyn Antonik


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FT Education & Study

Presentation to each parish committee, council & staff regarding use of FT coffee for all events, rectory and school

Old St. Pat’s

Marilyn Antonik



6-week Book Study: Consuming Faith by Tom Beaudoin

curriculum available online

Berry United Methodist Church

Amy Ellison



Workshops: Brewing Justice in our Congregations & Biblical Economics

Chicago Religious Leadership Network: Marilyn McKenna



Difference Between Freetrade & fair trade

Southminster Presbyterian

Lois Strzyzewski 847-537-3981


Making the connection with fair trade and living wage issues (Jobs with Justice

United Church of Rogers Park

Alex Weber 773-761-2183

Craft sales

Twice a year with 10,000 Villages

Old St. Pats

Marilyn Antonik



Fair Trade market, December & April

Berry United Methodist

Amy Ellison



Maya Works Sales

Third Unitarian

Marylou Shadle


Special Events

Developing pledge for becoming fair trade households

Broadway United Methodist Church

Jade Dell 773-327-0449


Valentines Day celebration with fair trade chocolate

Broadway United Methodist

Jade Dell 773- 327-0449


Valentines Day celebration with chocolate & LOVE SONGS

University Church

Sara Pitcher 773-643-4141


Work to oppose free trade agreements through legislative work and direct contact with legislators

Chicago Religious Leadership Network

Marilyn McKenna 773-472-1981


Outreach to supermarkets to stock more fair trade products

United Church of Rogers Park

Alex Weber 773-761-2183


Making the connection with the sweatfree movement

Southminster Presbyterian Church

Lois Strzyzewski 773-537-3981



Hear about a delegation to Chiapas with Higher Grounds/ slide presentation.

Jeff Glenn - 773-248-6352

Justice Economic Ministries


Introduction to Fair Trade DVD

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Upcoming Events

Fashion Revolution
Fri Apr 24, 2015 @06:30PM - 08:30PM

World Fair Trade Day in Daley Plaza May 6 & 7
Wed May 06, 2015

Run For Change


Registration is open for the 2015 Bank of American Chicago Marathon, and, as in years past, we have our own fundraising team! We have 10 guaranteed spots, and they're bound to go fast. Commit to raise money to fund CFT's important work, and sign up to run the marathon with our team, Register here

Join the Climate Ride

We are thrilled and honored that Chicago Fair Trade has been named a beneficiary of the Midwest Climate Ride! The ride begins September 27th in Grand Rapids, MI, and will end with a celebration at Chicago's Grant Park September 30th
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