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Bibles made in China will not face the 10% tariff hike on Chinese goods. Christian publishers celebrate the decision.
Publishers warn that the proposed increase of tariffs to China could result in a Bible shortage in the United States. There are “no substantial domestic manufacturing alternatives” to respond to the demand.
“Be more intentional with your shopping choices, slow down your consumption, choose contentment, practise gratitude and be generous”, are some of the advices of Baptist World Aid Australia.
The deal has not been published yet. Theresa May has summoned her cabinet to an emergency meeting this Wednesday to discuss it. One of the most contentious issues is the Northern Ireland “backstop”.
“It is still easy to succumb to the powerful marketing and cheap prices of fast fashion”, says Corban Bryant, founder of a fair trade garment company in Nepal.
Businesses like Purnaa, Made in Freedom and Roam Living are helping to change the textile industry by offering good jobs in a context dominated by exploitation.
It is estimated that over 100 million people in the majority world base their livelihoods on locally mining gold, precious stones, and other high-value minerals with minimal equipment, capital, and training.
British churches participate in Fairtrade Fortnight to provide a fair deal for farmers and producers in the developing world. Retail sales fell by 3.7 per cent last year.