18 Dec '16, 1am

On his birthday Pope Francis speaks out about Fair Trade: Purchasing is “Always a Moral Act” via @Ecouterre https://t.co/K345Nt4633

On his birthday Pope Francis speaks out about Fair Trade: Purchasing is “Always a Moral Act” via @Ecouterre https://t.co/K345Nt4633

Photo by Giulio Napolitano /Shutterstock “Together with the social responsibility of businesses, there is also the social responsibility of consumers. Every person ought to have the awareness that ‘purchasing is always a moral—and not simply an economic—act.’… “I invite everyone, in accordance with his or her specific role and responsibilities, to practice acts of fraternity towards those kept in a state of enslavement. Let us ask ourselves, as individuals and as communities, whether we feel challenged when, in our daily lives, we meet or deal with persons who could be victims of human trafficking , or when we are tempted to select items which may well have been produced by exploiting others . “Some of us, out of indifference, or financial reasons, or because we are caught up in our daily concerns, close our eyes to this. Others, however, decide to do something about it, t...

Full article: http://www.ecouterre.com/pope-francis-to-shoppers-purchas...

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