The Presbyterian Coffee Project offers a special link between congregations and communities around the world. Churches can now reach out to neighbors overseas not only with the prayers and offerings we give, but with the goods and products we purchase.
The basic way a congregation participates is to serve fair trade coffee during fellowship hour and church events. The Presbyterian Hunger Program’s partner Equal Exchange offers options to equip you to promote fair trade and improve the lives of small farmers. Visit the Equal Exchange Presbyterian Coffee Project page for more information.
This next week, June 3rd-6th, you are invited to participate in their 2020 Summit. This event is pivotal to the work Equal Exchange is doing and they look forward to bringing together citizen-consumers, worker-owners, and farmer partners. This year the Summit goes virtual due to Covid-19.
The Keynote Speaker this year will be Shirley Sherrod. Sherrod is a Baker County Georgia native who grew up on her family’s farm. In March 1965, her father was murdered by a white farmer who was not prosecuted. The tragic murder of her father when she was 17 years old, had a profound impact on her life and led to her decision to stay in the south to work for change.
Visit https://equalexchange.coop/summit to learn more and register!
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