At the start of a new term this could be the perfect opportunity to launch your fair trade youth group! To get you started on your fair trade journey we have created a resource that provides you with four weeks of material looking into the subject of fair trade and delving into issues surrounding the ‘fair trade movement’. We will be challenged on how we spend our money, our lifestyle, relationships and our legacy (what we’ll ultimately leave behind!). We hope that these sessions will spark young activists into creating change.
In 2014 ALOVE launched the first UK ‘I’ll Fight Day. We took inspiration from The Salvation Army in the USA, who run these days annually. The goal is for young people to go out into their local communities to share the gospel and show God’s love in practical ways, with no strings attached.
We have launched a brand new resource that includes four weeks of material looking into the subject of fair trade and delving into issues surrounding the ‘fair trade movement’. We will be challenged on how we spend our money, our lifestyle, relationships and our legacy (what we’ll ultimately leave behind!). We hope that these sessions will spark young activists into creating change.
On Saturday 3 May young people from all over the UK engaged in our I’ll Fight Day. This was an opportunity for youth groups to share the gospel through practical acts of kindness in the heart of their local community. Whatever the groups did was totally up to them - depending on what they were able to do and what they thought was needed in their community! If asked why there were doing it the idea is that because God is love and that they wanted to demonstrate that love! We have got a little snippet of what some people got up to below.
The group of young people who attend the youth club at The Salvation Army in Deptford have been involved in a summer social action project. This isn’t the first year that they have taken part and in the past have been involved in projects that have included raising awareness for Fairtrade and the issue of human trafficking. This year they decided to do a project of personal interest which would benefit many of the young people in their area.
Splashed across today’s papers and online news channels is the news that David Cameron is going to announce that every household in the UK is to have pornography blocked by their internet provider unless they choose to receive it.
I couldn’t let this landmark announcement pass without adding a few thoughts to what I believe is very positive news.
We have launched an App to help people engage with our Cut It Out campaign - a campaign that aims to raise awareness and take action against the issue of human trafficking for sexual exploitation. The App tells you all you need to know to help engage in the campaign as well as background facts, statistics and information. There are loads of ways that you can get involved in fighting human trafficking, so download that app and get started now!
"Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute". (Proverbs 31:8)
In May 2012 we launched the Cut It Out campaign. A campaign that aims to raise awareness to the global issue of human trafficking for sexual exploitation as well as this we have been encouraging people to join or start ACT groups (a Stop the Traffik initiative), campaign for tighter regulations for the advertising of sexual services online and campaign to see an end to the advertising of sexual services in our UK newspapers.