An interesting post from Amy Reynolds:
But then, in Giving Tuesday, we give to organizations that help those in poverty–often workers who may have been involved in the goods we buy. How can we fail to see the irony within this? Since this day just started, and we in the US like our specially named days, what about a different way to help, that actually connected with all the buying this season entails. Informed Sunday. That’s what I would support. What if, as Christians, we connected the buying and the giving; our consumption with our concern for others we do not know. The idea that we are not our brother or sister’s keeper, that we are not responsible for the conditions under which our goods are produced — it’s a lie. We are called to live in covenant with God and with others. While the market may be depersonalized, when we buy items, we lend our support to the business practices of the seller. We are connected to the workers involved.
Read the whole thing here.
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