Comercio Etico

“Every economic…action must set about providing each inhabitant of the planet with the minimum wherewithal to live in dignity and freedom, with the possibility of supporting a family, educating children, praising God and developing one’s own human potential.” – Pope Francis


Each of us is called to do our part as consumers to ensure that the economy works for everyone. Pope Benedict XVI reminds us that, “It is good for people to realize that purchasing is always a moral – and not simply economic – act. Hence the consumer has a specific social responsibility, which goes hand-in-hand with the social responsibility of the enterprise.” (Caritas in Veritate) He goes on to say that our daily consumer roles “can be exercised with respect for moral principles without diminishing the intrinsic economic rationality of the act of purchasing.” Fair Trade creates opportunities for us to respond to this call in a small but significant way every day through the choices we make as consumers. When we make the conscious choice to purchase Fair Trade items, we are putting the values of Catholic social teaching into action, and working to realize our vision of economic justice. The resources below can help you explore how Catholic social teaching relates to fair trade in more detail.




  • Oracion
    • Una coleccion de oraciones (aqui)
    • Oracion de Jesus el carpintero (aqui)
  • Educacion
    • Visite la pagina de Catholic Relief Services Ethical Trade para aprender como apoyar este tema. Recomendamos a CRS porque tienes muchos materiales y recursos sobre la enseñanza de nuestra Iglesia.
      • Una Actividad de chocolates para los niños (aqui)
      • Simulacion de la cadena de valor del cafe (aqui)
      • Una guia de reflexion y dialogo (aqui)
    • Visite a la pagina USCCB para aprender mas sobre este tema (aqui)
    • Encuentre su huella de escalavitud (aqui)
  • Organise su Parroquia
    • Ofrescan cafe/te de comercio etico despues de misas o eventos parroquiales. En sus mesas incluyen volantes con informacion sobre el comercio etico y como uno puede colaborar. Una parte de su evento puede incluir una venta de cafe, te o chocolate de comercio etico.
    • Para Pascua y Navidad su parroquia pueden vender chocolate de comercio etico

COMPRAR COMERCIO ETICO: El Poder Detras de Tu Compra
Apoye a la comercia etica comprando mercansia con los siguientes logos.
Tambien puede comprar sobre el catologo de CRS aqui.