The economy exists to serve the people, not the other way around. Work is more than a way to make a living; it is an expression of our dignity and a form of continuing participation in God’s creation. If the dignity of work is to be protected, then the basic rights of workers must be respected – the right to productive work, to decent and fair wages, to organize and join unions, to private property, and to economic initiative.
Alternative Christmas Marketplace
Every year this committee offers a meaningful Christmas shopping alternative by bringing together organizations that work with people in developing nations. These organizations enable families to move toward greater self-reliance through the gift of livestock, loans, tuition, etc. along with training in environmentally sound practices. These are the gifts that keep on giving; these are the gifts that change people’s lives
Fair Trade Coffee
The parish has made a commitment to use only Fairly Traded Coffee on the St. Joseph University Parish Campus. Fairly Traded Coffee helps small-scale farmers in Latin America, Africa, Asia and the U.S. as they build a better future for themselves and their families. Through the project, farmers earn a fair price for their products, have access to affordable credit, and gain a long-term trading partner they can trust. With our support, these communities of farmers are able to invest in education, health care, and agricultural improvements.