Bishops Back Fairtrade Yorkshire


Three of Yorkshire’s bishops have given strong backing to the campaign for Fairtrade Yorkshire.


Bishop John of Ripon & Leeds has said:

‘Fair Trade is one of the great movements of our time.   It contributes to the welfare of people throughout the world and helps to ensure justice.   I am delighted to support the aim of Fairtrade status for Yorkshire.’




Bishop Tony of Pontefract:


‘I am very pleased to support the campaign to make ‘God’s Own County’ a Fairtrade county.  Supporting farmers in poor countries is so important for them.  They want to be able to help themselves and Fairtrade gives them a really good start’



Bishop Stephen of Wakefield:

‘I am delighted that Yorkshire is at the forefront of trying to achieve Fairtrade status. Justice for all people is central to the Christian Faith which is why so many churches support Fairtrade products. I very pleased indeed to be able to support this important initiative.’

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