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Welcome to the blog of the Enough for Everyone program of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). By "just living" we mean both justice-based living and just simply living – freeing ourselves from the clutter of stuff so we can focus on living faithfully and living well. Join us in the exploration!

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Bryce Wiebe coordinates Enough for Everyone, a ministry of the Presbyterian Hunger Program. He loves slow food and is fascinated by the way things are made.  He is excited to dive into experiments in simplicity with you.  His sacred cow of consumption: kitchen gadgets.

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February 10, 2014

2014 Nicaragua Delegation Reflections

During the first week of January, ten Presbyterians from all across the country met in Managua, Nicaragua to learn more about the fair trade and anti-sweat shop initiatives of the church, as well as the broader work of World Mission and Presbyterian Disaster Assistance in Central and Latin America.  The group picked coffee with farmers, visited large, co-operative owned processing facilities, and met groups of women entrepreneurs sewing t-shirts and making crafts to support their families.  Over the course of the week, they learned how fair trade and cooperative principles build community and sustain the lives of our global neighbors.  To learn more about this trip, or others like it, contact bryce.wiebe@pcusa.org.

 

In the following posts, delegates on the recent trip share more about their experience building community over cups of fair trade coffee. If you have a reflection, book review or resource on the topics of intentional simplicity, fair trade, or a more just way to live and work in the world, send it along to bryce.wiebe@pcusa.org or comment at the blog www.pcusa.org/blogs/just-living.

Categories: Fair trade

Tags: coffee, delegation, fair trade, nicaragua


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