Religious items produced by child slaves [Australia]

Author: Paul Dobbyn, The Catholic Leader, Published on: 23 August 2009

Catholics need to look carefully at the origins of religious items they buy to ensure they are not the products of child slave labour, a Brisbane religious sister has warned. The...National Council of Churches in Australia (NCCA)...pledge[d] its support for a Christian Goods Standard to end worker exploitation in the production of Christian merchandise...The Just Holy Hardware campaign has also been launched and includes a website to list fairly traded Christian items. Several retailers and suppliers of religious goods...- St Paul's Book Centre, Christian Supplies and Di Marco International - have also indicated they support these initiatives...Good Samaritan Sister Pauline Coll said ...that crucifixes sold at St Patrick's Cathedral, New York,...had come from a factory employing teenagers working in "dreadful sweat shop" conditions in China...

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Related companies: Christian Supplies Di Marco International St. Paul's Book Centre