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12th Assembly MINUTES Appendix F Trade Justice

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[...]APPENDIX F

Trade Justice: A Uniting Church View
Contents
INTRODUCTI[...]1. Why a Uniting Church discussion paper on trade justice?..........................................[...]God’s economy: Biblical principles for economic justice...........................................[...]e) Summary: Biblical principles for trade justice............................................[...]
Trade Justice: A Uniting Church View
INTRODUCTION
1. Why a Uniting Church paper on trade justice?

“Before you’ve finished your breakf[...]ing to this issue, particularly:
• Economic Justice – The Equitable Distribution of Genuine Wealth[...]prepared by Assembly Social Responsibility and Justice Committee (commended by the
National Assembly in 1988)
• Dr Ann Wansbrough, A Call to Justice Concerning Employment (1994) Assembly Social
Responsibility and Justice Committee
• Dr Ann Wansbrough, Trade (Not G[...]Perspectives (2006) commissioned by the
Justice and International Mission Unit, Synod of V[...]
[...]works to
create the most efficient allocation of resources.9 Barriers to trade include policies such as tariff[...]Alliance of Reformed Churches, “Covenanting for Justice in the Economy and the Earth”, Accra 200[...]
[...]lso the realization of the eschatological hope of justice, the humanizing of man [sic],
the socializ[...]God’s economy: Biblical principles for economic justice

The Biblical principles for economic justice discussed in this section can be summarise[...]
[...]– not as a
matter of charity but as a matter of justice or rights. As John Wesley noted, what one does no[...]who fail to uphold God’s standards of
economic justice. God condemns those who exploit the poor, t[...]
[...]and marginalised, proclaiming God’s Kingdom of justice and freedom in which the last
will be first and t[...]temple authorities failed to ensure distributive
justice, instead excluding the marginalised throug[...]and
failed to conform to God’s requirements of justice.

In Isaiah, the prophet looks forward to[...]ph Stückelberger, “When Trade Services God’s Justice Biblical and ethical
flashlights and sugge[...]
e) Summary: Biblical principles for trade justice

From the above, we can articulate the fol[...]
[...]ipate. We must thus
show solidarity with and seek justice for those who are marginalised in the global econ[...]f God’s kingdom of
reconciliation, equality and justice.

8. Advocating for change

With our eyes[...]Bloomquist, p19. See also Christian Aid, Trade Justice: A Christian response to global Poverty, Ch[...]
[...]desired by the local community.

• Seek justice for workers. The Church should advocate for the e[...]izations on
both existing and new trade justice efforts. Organisations with which we have establi[...]cific

The Uniting Church’s commitment to trade justice arises not only from a commitment to theological
principles of economic justice, but also from its understanding of itself[...]
[...]o Australian
debates on trade and economic justice (such as on issues of labour mobility and[...]
[...]alternative which witnesses to God’s Kingdom of justice and freedom. One of the most powerful ways
that t[...]sing to use its purchasing power to promote trade justice.

The complexities of international trade[...]ternational trade regime is necessary if economic justice is to be afforded to primary commodity
producers[...]ic Civil Society
Organisations Statement on Trade Justice, Auckland, 12-14 August 2008
http://www.uim[...]
[...]he end of the church’s efforts to promote trade justice, but it might
well be a good beginning. Th[...]g to
purchase Fairtrade and promote trade justice.123

c) Beyond Fairtrade

The Fairtrade la[...]tnerships that can be built upon to promote trade justice. The Justice and International Mission
Unit of the Synod of Victoria and Tasmania is engaged in promoting
justice in the garment industry, supporting initiatives s[...]They
are also pursuing trade justice in the manufacture of Christian
merchandise, thro[...]vement within the
Uniting Church to promote trade justice.

Churches and the trade justice movement
After the Second World War, church organ[...]d, then we must pursue God’s vision of
economic justice, in which the rights of the poorest and th[...]es.
124
The Fairwear campaign promoting trade justice in the garment industry. See
http://www.fairwear.[...]Trade Orgniasations and speaking out for greater justice in world trade. One example of an IFAT
org[...]
[...]people of God on the way to the promised hope of justice and abundant life
for all.127

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Bloo[...]bis Books, Maryknoll, 1991.

Christian Aid, Trade Justice: A Christian response to global poverty, Ch[...]
[...]berger, Christoph, “When Trade Services God’s Justice Biblical and ethical flashlights and
su[...]Alliance of Reformed Churches, “Covenanting for Justice in the Economy and the Earth”, Accra
200[...]

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12th Assembly MINUTES Appendix F Trade Justice
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