A Slave-Free Easter

For many of us, Easter is a celebration of Christ’s death and resurrection, and the freedom that brings. And since any good celebration should include chocolate, Easter candy sales mean an increased purchase of chocolate during the spring months of every year.

But as we celebrate Christ, let’s remember the things that he said. In Luke chapter 4, Christ began his public ministry by quoting the prophet Isaiah;

“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,
because he anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives,
and recovery of sight to the blind,
to set free those who are oppressed,
to proclaim the favorable year of the Lord.”

After reading this, Jesus declared that the scripture had just been fulfilled.

We at Bake it Forward would like to challenge you to celebrate the One who came to release the captives and set free the oppressed by doing just that: encouraging the release of the captives and the setting free of the oppressed within the cacao industry by changing your purchasing habits this year.

We challenge you to share this information with your local body of Christ and to participate His ministry together. We hope you’ll buy slave-free chocolate this Easter, and make it your mission to spread the word by baking it forward.

Four Ways to Help End Slavery This Easter

1. Buy fairtrade candy. Here are some trade resources, and google turns up plenty more results:

Fairtrade Easter Candy and Toys at Global Exchange

Fairtrade Bunnies, Eggs, and Gifts at Sweet Earth Organic Chocolates

Truffle Eggs and Other Goodness from Allison’s Gourmet

Bite-size Chocolate Bars

Chocolate Bunnies

2. Bake it Forward!

3. Speak to your small group, community, or congregation about buying fairtrade chocolate this year.

4. Join the Easter Egg campaign! Put Bake it Forward tags in plastic Easter Eggs and hide them all over the place in your office, your local Easter Egg hunt (you might need permission for that), and anywhere else you can think of!

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