All these qualities of faith- caring for individual lives, showing empathy, practicing restraint, acting with courage, being an ally, collaborating creativity, truly seeing someone, loving well, and using gifts well- can be developed in young people.
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In Luke 6, the boy with the loaves of bread and fish, feed many. This story in the Bible reminds adults that God makes a difference through children. We, as adults, are integral in helping them learn to see the needs around them and meet those needs by giving from their own resources.
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Fair trade is a principle that seeks to pay producers a fair price for their products, the goals being to reduce poverty, promote ethical treatment of farmers and workers, and implement sustainable practices.
Many artisans and farmers who benefit from fair trade use their resources to invest back into their community.
As I surveyed young people for this book, I was struck by answers from the Boys and Girls Club in Holland, MI. A number of students answered a fair trade would be to give someone else a toy. Not trading toy, just giving one away to someone who needed one.
They are an example of 2 Corinthians 8:3. They gave beyond what they were able.
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