2017 Ethical Fashion Guide

Baptist World Aid 2017 Ethical Fashion Guide Our friends at Baptist World Aid have just released their annual ‘Ethical Fashion Guide.’ “The Ethical Fashion Guide is a companion to the 2017 Ethical Fashion Report. Use it to help you make everyday, ethical purchasing decisions. Take it with you when you shop and buy your clothes from…

A Fairtrade Easter

The time has come to celebrate the Resurrection of Christ by eating a lot of chocolate, particularly rabbit-shaped chocolate. And while this tradition does speak to us about the empty tomb, new-life, and freedom in Christ, for some who have provided the cocoa to make your Easter eggs, freedom and life worth living is far…

Christmas!

Christmas can be a stressful time of year with presents to buy, events to attend, food to prepare and family to negotiate. But amongst the crazy chaos of this festive season, we can also ensure that the choices we make contribute to making the world look more like the Kingdom of God. Author Anne Lappe…

Stewardship

Stewardship by Casey O’Brien Machado Fifteen years ago, when looking for a part-time, after-school job, I approached one of my favourite clothing stores to ask for an application form. I was surprised when the Manager mentioned that I would also need to attach a photo of myself to the application. I enquired about why a…

Rich v Poor: My place in the world as a Christian

Rich v Poor: My Place in the world as a Christian by Matt Cairns I’m a middle-aged Australian male who lives in Sydney. I don’t consider myself rich but after 20 years of working, my wife and three kids live comfortably enough. We don’t earn heaps of money but enough to probably own 2 bedrooms…

Blood Diamonds: Healing the wound

Blood Diamonds: Healing the wound Not many people knew about where diamonds came from prior to the gripping 2006 movie “Blood Diamonds”. Set in war torn Sierra Leone, Africa, it tells the story of a man forced to mine diamonds for a local warlord and his desperate struggle to flea with his family to a…