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Trade reform

Joining Hands supports work for fairness in the global economy so that trade agreements protect the rights of workers, consumers, the environment, and public health, as well as human rights.

The work of Joining Hands around trade issues is:

  • An emerging pattern in Latin American countries where transnational corporations are suing governments in international tribunals over rights to valuable natural resources; this has been the experience of both Peru and El Salvador.
  • A trade reform campaign in the United States that ensures that trade agreements protect the rights of the most vulnerable and the environment and do not permit corporations to usurp the rights of sovereign governments to regulate public health and safety.

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Take action now

Watch our Webinar "The Case for Transparency: Shedding Light on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Agreement"

Watch our Webinar "The Case for Transparency: How Fast Track Shuts Down Public Debate on Trade"

Sing a song and have some fun making your point. As you gather, please use these lyrics  to make your own videos then share them with us and on Youtube as we collaborate to work toward great transparency.

Listen to the July Food Justice Learning call "How Do Trade Agreements Determine What's on Your Plate?"


Atle SommerfeldtTrans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Free Trade Agreement
TPP, is a free trade agreement that is under negotiation now between 11 participating countries. It is, to date, the biggest agreement of its kind.

  Atle Sommerfeldt

A scriptural approach to trade
Atle Sommerfeldt, director of Norwegian Church Aid, dicsusses the theology of trade based on the multitude of Biblical texts that speak about the issue.

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Webinars and Videos
Use these videos in Sunday School classes, in sermon preparation and in personal study as you prepare for public witness.

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Neighbor-love … a Biblical precept that defies greed
Read books by authors who interpret contemporary issues through our spiritual traditions.


Support trade reform

Print these posters and hang them at your church, school or business.

 See more posters here.

Why should trade be fair? Duh

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Why should trade be fair? Jesus said.

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  • Earth's resources should not be owned and controlled by corporations but fairly available for all. Rather than controlled for profit by the few, the natural gifts of the earth must be equitably shared. by Jane Hanna on 01/30/2014 at 10:31 p.m.

  • We must join hands to support work toward fairness in the global economy so that trade agreements protect the rights of workers, the environment, and human rights by Carole M. Bos on 05/17/2013 at 2:38 p.m.

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