Monthly Archives: June 2010

gratitude, and an official report

Reading about slavery makes one realize how rich our lives are. People become vulnerable to being enslaved because they are so poor, and because there are so very many poor people in the world. When we hear statistics about how … Continue reading

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Nestle – an Ethical Issue or Ten

Okay, I am generally going to avoid name calling. The chocolate companies have been too greedy (like many corporations) and have manipulated market conditions for their own benefit. (Mainly, they encouraged lots of areas to grow cocoa in order to … Continue reading

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Chocolate Scores

Some of the chocolate companies have made some real changes to how they do business. The ILRF, an international workers’ organization, ranked US companies on how much they were part of the problem, or part of the solution. The link … Continue reading

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World Day against Child Labor

I still have a persistent image of Hershey’s as a relatively benign company. Milton Hershey started that school for orphans, right? Right. So how can they be supporting child slavery in Africa? Well, maybe that sounds a bit harsh to … Continue reading

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a Prayer

Lord, help me to know and follow your Will. Help me to bring slaves to freedom, and to end the oppressive institution of slavery wherever it exists in this your world. Where slavery is supported by greed, let there be … Continue reading

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some bitter and some sweet

It’s a tough issue to write about. It’s unpleasant enough just to read about. Who wants to hear more bad news? But then again, there is a lot of room for hope. I mean, when I was a kid in … Continue reading

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Slavery… really?

I feel so naive for not knowing. I did hear something, a few years ago, but then the issue seemed to vanish for a while. Yes, slavery. Still. Maybe as many as 27 million slaves in the world today. Who … Continue reading

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