Ethical Shopping Guide Introduction
As Christians, we have an incredible opportunity to honor God by honoring his most vulnerable children, and the earth he has created. Our hope is that this guide will help you embrace choices that promote the flourishing of all people and creation, and help you consider the ways you have influence as a consumer.
From climate change to human trafficking -- we can do something in our daily lives to respond to these pressing challenges. We can declare that there is a better way. We can resist the culture around us that encourages overconsumption, apathy, and harm.
Christians have long embraced simplicity, long before “minimalism” came into vogue. Going back to the Desert Fathers in Egypt, Christians have long realized that by emptying themselves of the “stuff” of this world, they found intimacy with God and were filled by his love and presence. There is something mystical about simplicity as a Christian practice, a small but simple way to resist self-reliance and instead rely on the Father.
We hope and pray this guide helps you on your journey to impact our world and draw closer to God in the process!