Weekend of March 9 & 10
Pope Francis said that “every person ought to have the awareness that purchasing is always a moral – and not simply an economic – act.”
Cocoa is a key ingredient of chocolate and many children in West Africa are enslaved to pick the cocoa beans. They will never taste the delicious chocolate their slavery helps produce.
Buy only slavery-free chocolate to ensure no enslaved children were involved in the production.
To buy slavery-free Easter chocolate look for any of these three certification symbols (below) on the wrappers: FAIRTRADE, Rainforest Alliance and UTZ. It’s delicious and you can buy it at ALDI, Haigh’s, Oxfam and other leading supermarkets and shops.
Good news: Late in 2018 the Federal Government passed the Modern Slavery Act, which will ask big companies to report on their efforts to introduce slavery-free goods and services.
Action: Watch the Pope’s video at: https://acrath.org.au/pope-francis-invites-prayer-for-human-trafficking-victims/For information and resources: https://acrath.org.au/take-action/slavery-free-easter/