From Loretta Minghella
Sir, — Christian Aid is a part of a movement of people committed to working in partnership to achieve the goal of ending poverty and injustice in the world. It is with this in mind that we were sad to learn about the challenges faced by Traidcraft (News, 3 July).
In a world where fair trade is being embraced, we need to celebrate all that has been achieved. But, as Traidcraft has highlighted, we need to guard against thinking the “job is done”. Although great advances have been made in tackling poverty, the fact remains that greater inequality exists, and in part this is due to the continued imbalances in world trade.
At Christian Aid, we believe progress is made when we stand together in partnership. We are proud to say we are partners with Traidcraft, and that our shared rootedness in the churches of Britain and Ireland is something we celebrate. Traidcraft has and continues to be at the forefront of change in a world of huge problems.
So, as churches plan their programmes for the autumn, we encourage them to think about how they can hold Traidcraft and Christian Aid together in their thoughts, prayers, and actions: it is all together that we are the Church in action.
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