Peace & Justice

This is the blog of the Commission on Peace and Justice for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, New York.

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Work of Human Hands Sales Schedule

The Commission on Peace and Justice is working with local churches to present the annual Work of Human Hands sale. All of the items being sold are “fairly traded,” which means that we participate in a system that not only aims to pay fair wages, but also creates long-term, direct trading relationships with farmers and artisans around the world based on dialogue, transparency, equity and respect. Fair trade is not about charity; it uses a fair system of exchange to empower producers to develop their own businesses and to foster sustainable development. We follow a set of internationally-accepted fair trade principles and practices that are designed to improve the livelihood of low-income people through alternative trade, including:
Commitment to fair pay for labor, equal opportunity for women, concern for the environment, respect for cultural identity, reasonable working conditions, and no child exploitation.

Here is the schedule for the rest of the year:

Nov. 5-6

Our Lady of Fatima, Niskayuna
St. Henry’s, Averill Park
St. John’s Lutheran, Albany

Nov. 12-13

St. Clement’s, Saratoga Springs
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Albany
Immaculate Conception, Glenville

Nov. 15-16

Campus Center, University at Albany

Nov. 19-20
Our Lady of Grace, Ballston Lake
St. Matthew’s, Voorheesville
St. Patrick’s, Ravena

Dec. 3-4
St. John the Baptist, Valatie
All Saints, Albany

Dec. 7-8
Pastoral Center, Albany

Dec. 10-11
St. Vincent’s, Albany
Mater Christi, Albany
Our Lady, Queen of Peace, Rotterdam
Sacred Heart, Castleton