Give or shop—you can help others.

Creating jobs for the impoverished is not just an idea; it’s gospel ministry. Our God doesn’t want to see us go without food on our plates. He loves us too much. And our God also values work—yes, God created the Sabbath, a day of rest, but he also worked for six days.

We find value in the work of our hands and that is because our God finds value in the work of his. He is a great artisan. And the artisan’s craft is a thing of beauty to him.

This is why I believe in fair trade. People should be valued above commodities. And everyone should be able to make a fair wage for his or her labor.

Fair trade is redeeming, for the artisan, our planet, and the buyer. The work of artisans is low impact on the environment and often involves recycled material. You feel good when you buy fair trade. You’re part of redeeming commerce. You’re helping restore commerce to the exchange of goods for the betterment of the buyer and the seller.

One day, God willing, shopping fair trade—for anything and everything—will be easy. We are making steps toward that goal: The Jesus’ Economy fair trade shop now includes 40 new products.

Join us this season. Thank you for your support. 

With much love in Christ, John

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John Barry
John Barry


CEO, President, and Founder of Jesus' Economy. John is the author/coauthor of 12 books and General Editor of Faithlife Study Bible and Lexham Bible Dictionary.