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Petitioning Marketing, Association for Christian Retail Lisa Ray and 1 other

Ask the Association for Christian Retail to Adopt Anti-Slavery Standards!


In 2007, a case of crucifixes purchased by St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York were traced back to a factory in China where girls as young as 15 were forced to work up to 19-hour days, seven days a week to manufacture the religious items.  Today, Christian items from bible covers to t-shirts are being made in factories which abuse and traffic workers. 

However, the Association for Christian Retail has not yet adopted standards to help ensure that none of their products are made by slaves or exploited and abused workers.  Fair Trade Christian Goods Standards are being adopted in Australia as part of the Just Act Campaign.  The U.S., as a huge buyer of Christian goods, has an opportunity to stand up and insist upon religious items made under fair labor conditions and not by slaves!

Sign the petition to ask the Association for Christian Retail to commit to a set of anti-slavery standards for the production of the Christian goods.

Letter to
Marketing, Association for Christian Retail Lisa Ray
President, Association for Christian Retail Bill Anderson
In 2007, a case of crucifixes purchased by St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York was traced back to a factory in China where girls as young as 15 were forced to work up to 19-hour days, seven days a week to manufacture them. Today, Christian items from bible covers to t-shirts are being made in factors which abuse and traffic workers. It's time to take a stand against slavery!

The Association for Christian Retail should adopt a set of standards to help ensure that none of their products are made by slaves or exploited and abused workers. Fair Trade Christian Goods Standards are already being adopted in Australia as part of the Just Act Campaign. You can see the example here: http://www.anglicansrcwa.org/media/justice/118goods.pdf

As a provider of Christian goods to the U.S. market, you have an amazing opportunity to stand up and insist upon religious items made under fair labor conditions and not by slaves! American Christians like me are dedicated to a slave-free world, and we need you to help us make that world a reality. Please, adopt a set of standards that supports the slave-free and fair production of Christian goods.

Regards,