Monthly challenge May challenge: 4 men facing death sentence Amnesty International reports: “Four journalists in Yemen have been sentenced to death on trumped up charges following grossly unfair trials. The absurd charges against Akram, Abdelkhaleq, Hareth and Tawfiq include “creating several websites on the internet and social media.” They have been detained, alongside six other […]
Child labour and underpaid farmers are common in the chocolate industry. Chocolate companies promise to do better, so let’s encourage them to do so!
Monthly challenge – supporting the Sustainable Development Goals
Monthly challenge I’ve been reading and thinking a lot about people’s attitudes to climate change recently, and I am reinforced in the view that we (all people, but especially christians) have entered a new era.
Monthly challenge December challenge It should be no news to anyone that the clothing industry has a sad history of paying meagre wages and offering unhealthy working conditions to workers in poor countries, all to reduce the price of the clothing in richer countries by a few cents. Not so long ago, it was estimated […]
Monthly challenge November challenge It’s not such a hard challenge, really. Eating chocolate I mean. But the good news is that it’s also not so hard to eat “good” (i.e. ethical) chocolate these days. If you don’t want to be complicit in slavery, child labour, poor working conditions for poor workers or unsustainable practices (and […]
Monthly challenge. October challenge We all know that plastic has got out of control. I can remember when I was a boy and plastics became more readily available and it was great! Suddenly cups were almost unbreakable. But now plastics are littering land and sea, killing animals and fish that swallow them or get tangled […]
Monthly challenge. September challenge Don’t buy lunch for a week, but make it and take it from home. Our parents or grandparents rarely ate out, except at friends’ homes, but takeaway and fast food, and restaurant dining, have become a major part of modern diets. This has many advantages, but a few drawbacks too: it […]
Monthly challenge: August. The monthly challenge Do you want to make a difference in the world, but don’t have time and energy for something big? There are small things we can all do each week to live more sustainably, more justly and more equitably. In the monthly challenge I will offer suggestions for small things […]