5 Ways to Reduce the Demand for Labor Trafficking

A truck parks in a Wal-Mart parking lot in San Antonio in July’s blistering heat. A man desperate for water makes it inside the store asking for a drink. It’s discovered that the truck is full of people. Eight are already dead, two more die later, and...

Maybe It’s Time You Start Recycling Your Blessings

In order to try to save trees and do a little bit toward helping the environment, I try to do a couple of things: I try to print double-sided (saving paper) and I try to re-use bits of paper on which I have only printed on one side (using them as scrap paper). I...

Buying Fair Trade: Where Would Jesus Shop?

You’re a nice person and a good Christian. You read a verse like James 5:1-6 condemning those who “failed to pay workers” while living in “luxury and self-indulgence” and breathe a sigh of relief. “Thank goodness I’ve never...

7 Questions to Become an Ethical Christmas Shopper

U.S. citizens will average $770 in buying Christmas gifts in 2012, according to Gallup. While some may choose to curb the amount spent on gifts, it seems unlikely that celebrating the season by exchanging gifts will disappear. Nor am I suggesting that this is the goal...