Oklahoma Conference of the United Methodist Church

Spotlight on Fair Trade


Kelly Mills of Fort Cobb, right, speaks about justice issues and explains fair-trade products offered at a United Methodist Women luncheon program on July 9 in Lawton’s Centenary UMC. More than 100 women from the Lawton District attended. Mills discussed American women of faith from 200 years ago, including Methodists, who opposed slavery by meeting to pray, boycotting slave-made products, and hosting fair-trade festivals. She said the book “Everyday Justice” opened her eyes to human trafficking today, which affects 27 million people.
 “What can I do about it?” she pondered. A Church resolution encourages fair-trade purchases, and UMCOR oversees some projects. To contact her: Kellybmills@gmail.com.


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