This resource reminds us that when we plan holiday service activities, we should reflect on the fact that Catholic Social Teaching promotes the development and empowerment of every human being, as well as the participation of every human being in community building. It is important, therefore, to think about possible ways to involve the people you want to reach through service activities, and to come up with ideas that generate active participation and creative energy for everyone involved. This resource also looks at Fair Trade as a purchasing alternative in this season of gift-giving and lists some companies that are being challenged for labor abuses.
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