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Staff at the United Reformed Church's central office, Church House, sat down to a breakfast of fairly-traded food and drink this morning to mark Fairtrade Fortnight.

It is the first time that Church House has held a Big Breakfast. At the beginning of the day staff tucked in to granola, fruits, teas and coffees, and toast with fairly-traded marmalades.

Read more: URC staff sit down to breakfast, stand up for farmers

Lord, forgive our silence.
Forgive our reluctance to speak up for others.
Forgive our reliance on goods which have been produced unfairly
at the expense of the poor.
Forgive our lack our awareness of how our clothes are manufactured,
our food produced and our mistaking unneeded goods for essentials.

Read more: A Prayer for Fairtrade Fortnight