Calling All Volunteers! It’s time to go to Nashville!
Disciples Volunteering is now calling for Volunteers and Mission Teams to help. While May seems like a long time ago, the reality for many people is that this recovery is only just beginning. Disciples Volunteering is committed to being present for the long haul. Volunteers are needed for 6 weeks this fall, between October 10 and November 20.
For more details, including registration info, click here.
Quake strained Haiti’s already ailing food system
“This is green, lithe, quiet country, and if for no other reason, its seeming peace can be a balm for those seeking relief from the Haitian capital’s congestion and chaos.
But today, more than a half year after the quake, this region’s problems are emblematic of the long-term challenges Haiti faces as it tries to recover from not only the Jan. 12 earthquake, but from what Scott Campbell of Catholic Relief Services calls a “structural disaster that has been there for years.”
Church World Service writer Chris Herlinger updates us about Haiti’s food security in the wake of the January earthquake. For more, click here.
It’s More than Fair, It’s an Equal Exchange
Following the Fair Trade Futures Conference in Boston, Brandon and many of our ecumenical colleagues involved in Equal Exchange’s Interfaith program visited Equal Exchange Headquarters to learn about their cooperative business model, discuss the future of the fair trade movement, and enjoy some of their incredible Fair Trade coffee, chocolate, and tea. Through the Disciples Coffee Project, farmers receive fair prices for their crops, affordable credit and long term trade relationships with a trading partner they can trust, Equal Exchange. In addition, for every pound of fairly traded products Disciples order through the Project, Equal Exchange makes a donation to the Disciples Hunger Relief and Food Security Fund. Do you serve Equal Exchange coffee at your church? Have you tried their new caramel crunch chocolate with sea salt? If you’re intrigued, check out the Disciples Coffee Project here.
This Week's Responses
Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance
Texas, flood relief
Pakistan, flood relief
Tennessee, flood relief
U.S./Appalachia Region, emergency heating needs
DR Congo, medical needs
Development and Long-Term Recovery and Rehabilitation
Former Yugoslavia, women's economic and social development
Bosnia and Herzegovina,women's economic development cooperative
Balkans, interreligious dialogue and peace-building
DR Congo, women's microcredit project