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Buy Fair Trade Palms

Jesus' entrance into Jerusalem, accented by the jubilant waving of palm fronds, is re-enacted each Palm Sunday. More than 300 million palm fronds are harvested each year for the U.S. consumption, most of them for Palm Sunday. Unfortunately, for the communities where these palms are harvested, palm fronds do not always represent jubilation but instead low wages and environmental destruction. CRS Fair Trade, Lutheran World Relief and Presbyterian Church/USA's "Enough is Enough" program are joining together to promote eco-palms with hopes of distributing more than one million fronds nationwide. You can order on-line at www.lwr.org/palms or call (612) 624-0734 to place your order.

 

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