Fairtrade Mosques

Why your mosque should back Fairtrade.

Fairtrade is making a real difference to the lives of more than 1.5 million farmers and workers in 74 developing countries.

Faith groups are key supporters of Fairtrade and more and more are making the connection between trade and poverty and committing to using Fairtrade products including tea, coffee, sugar and biscuits.

God loves those who are fair and just.

 Quran (49:9)

Seeking justice in the world is a fundamental tenet of all faiths. Campaigning for Fairtrade is one way in which many faith groups are pursuing that goal.

If you would like to get involved in a practical and empowering scheme which gets the whole community involved, then you can take part in our Fairtrade Places of Worship scheme.

You can read about the benefits of buying products with the FAIRTRADE Mark here.

How to become a Fairtrade Mosque

To become a Fairtrade Place of Worship, your mosque needs to meet three goals which are about pledging to use and promote Fairtrade products.

The three goals are:

  • Serve Fairtrade tea and coffee for all meetings and events (for which you have responsibility)
  • Move forward on using other Fairtrade products such as sugar, biscuits and fruit
  • Promote Fairtrade during Fairtrade Fortnight and during the year through events, worship and other activities whenever possible

If you would like to apply to become a Fairtrade Mosque, please fill in our mosque application form and return it to us via email or post to Fairtrade Mosques, The Fairtrade Foundation, 3rd Floor, IBEX House, 42-47 Minories, London EC3N 1DY.

Once we receive your application and it is approved, we will then send you an official Fairtrade certificate and other materials to help you get started with your campaign!

Support, resources and activities

If you would like ideas on how you can promote Fairtrade in your mosque, order free materials from the online shop or check out the electronic versions on the resource library. You can also email us or telephone us on 020 7440 8593 if you have any questions. 

There are lots of other ways you can also support Fairtrade and make a real difference to promoting the fight for justice in international trade. We can offer lots of advice, support and promotional materials to help you.

If you would like to purchase Fairtrade products such as Fairtrade tea, coffee or sugar for your mosque please visit our product pages for a full listing of products available.

Run a session for children at your place of worship or in a local school introducing them to what Fairtrade is, you can use our Islam and Fairtrade action guide for inspiration.

If you have a question regarding Fairtrade Mosques, please email us volunteer.faiths@fairtrade.org.uk

Other resources you may find useful

Ramadan

If you or your mosque is supporting Fairtrade this Ramadan, use these digital resources to help you spread the word.

 Facebook image - support farmers and workers   Support farmers this Ramadan
 Facebook image - Ramadan kareem   Break your fast with Fairtrade Ramadan Kareem Facebook
 Facebook profile picture - Ramadan kareem  Ramadan Kareem
 Instagram image - producer voice  Support Fairtrade this Ramadan
 Instagram image - Ramadan kareem  Ramadan Kareem support Fairtrade
 Twitter image - Ramadan kareem  Ramadan Kareem Twitter
 Twitter image - Have a Fairtrade Iftar
 Ramadan Twitter Fairtrade Iftar
 Twitter image - We're supporting Fairtrade
 We're supporting Fairtrade during Ramadan
 Twitter image - Make your Ramadan Fairtrade
 Ramadan Twitter image
 Twitter image - dates
 Ramadan Twitter dates
 Twitter image - date tree
 Date tree

Additional resources

Download Islamic Relief's report on Fairtrade
Download Islamic Relief's Powerpoint presentation on Fairtrade for schools