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The Ethical Shopping Guide

Yesterday the season of Advent began. For many of us, the day passed with little, if any, recognition.  Maybe a prayer was said or a candle lit. We are busy and we don’t have time to stop. Our to-do list never ends. We still have all the cleaning, the cooking, and the shopping in order… Read more »

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FAIR TRADE FOR THE WIN

  Up until several years ago, I hadn’t really thought too much about where the products I purchased were coming from.  With the availability of cheap, trendy clothing (hello, Forever21) and handy online shopping, I had fallen into a state of “ignorance-is-bliss” when it came to spending my money.  And to be honest, for a… Read more »

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International Justice Mission

  Walking into the offices of International Justice Mission’s headquarters in Washington, DC is like walking into any other business. There are offices and cubbies and the chatter of fingers firing away on keyboards.  But what is happening there is truly extraordinary. It is literally a place where lives are saved, families restored, prisoners set… Read more »

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Slave Labor

I am a fourth grade teacher. I love so many things about my job, but my absolute favorite subject to teach is history. Each year, the fourth grade begins our study of American history with the Civil War. We discuss the issues that lead to the war, such as states’ rights, slavery and racism. It… Read more »