Why your mosque should back Fairtrade.
Fairtrade is making a real difference to the lives of more than 7 million farmers, workers and their families in 59 developing countries.
Faith groups are key supporters of Fairtrade and more and more are making the connection between trade and poverty and committing to using Fairtrade products including tea, coffee, sugar and biscuits.
Seeking justice in the world is a fundamental tenet of all faiths. Campaigning for Fairtrade is one way in which many faith groups are pursuing that goal.
If you would like to get involved in a practical and empowering scheme which gets the whole community involved, then you can take part in our Fairtrade Places of Worship scheme.
How to become a Fairtrade Mosque
To be part of the campaign by becoming a Fairtrade Mosque your mosque must commit to:
- Use Fairtrade products wherever possible (at least tea, coffee and sugar) and to share this information with congregants.
- Celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight and integrate Fairtrade into the life of your place of worship through other faith-based holidays, sermons and services.
- Engage with other Fairtrade campaigns and connect with community groups, such as schools and towns, where possible.
Read more on the Places of Worship Recommitment Guide (pdf).
Support, resources and activities
If you would like ideas on how you can promote Fairtrade in your mosque, order free materials from the online shop or check out the electronic versions on the resource library. You can also email us or telephone us on 020 7440 8593 if you have any questions.
There are lots of other ways you can also support Fairtrade and make a real difference to promoting the fight for justice in international trade. We can offer lots of advice, support and promotional materials to help you.
If you would like to purchase Fairtrade products such as Fairtrade tea, coffee or sugar for your mosque please visit our product pages for a full listing of products available.
Run a session for children at your place of worship or in a local school introducing them to what Fairtrade is, you can use our Islam and Fairtrade action guide for inspiration.
If you have a question regarding Fairtrade Mosques, please email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other resources you may find useful
If you or your mosque is supporting Fairtrade this Ramadan, use these digital resources to help you spread the word.