Bridge of Hope
Bridge of Hope, a member of the International Fair Trade Association, is an ecumenical network made up of 14 community groups, churches and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) who believe that, in this era of globalization, it is important to work on the international level as well as local to have a real impact on the policies which define the context within which poor and marginalized people live. PJT works closely with Bridge of Hope to support the artisans of Peru through purchasing products and capacity building.
PJT is a screened member of the Green America Green Business Network and committed to:
- Using business as a tool for social change
- “Values-driven,” not simply profit-driven
- Socially and environmentally responsible in the way they source, manufacture, and market their products, and run their offices and factories
- Committed to and employing extraordinary and innovative practices that benefit workers, communities, customers, and the environment.
Fair Trade Federation
PJT is a screened member of the Fair Trade Federation and committed to the following principles:
- Paying fair wages in a local context
- Supporting participatory workplaces
- Ensuring environmental sustainability
- Supplying financial and technical support
- Respecting cultural identity
- Offering public accountability and transparency
- Educating consumers
Joining Hands is a program that builds bridges of solidarity between coalitions of churches in the United States and networks of overseas churches, grassroots groups and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). The focus of this program is to address the inequities and suffering resulting from the spread of globalization, through community education, advocacy, alternative economic activities, lifestyle changes and spiritual grounding. PJT is a direct result of the Joining Hands economical development work in Peru and Missouri.
Presbyterian Church (USA)
The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), with denominational offices in Louisville, Kentucky, has approximately 2.3 million members, more than 10,000 congregations and 14,000 ordained and active ministers. Presbyterians trace their history to the 16th century and the Protestant Reformation. Their heritage, and much of what they believe, began with John Calvin (1509-1564), whose writings crystallized much of the Reformed thinking that came before him.
Presbyterian Hunger Program
The Presbyterian Hunger Program (PHP), a ministry of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), works to alleviate hunger and eliminate its causes, responding with compassion and justice to poor and hungry people in local communities in the United States and internationally.
Presbytery of Giddings-Lovejoy
The Presbytery of Giddings-Lovejoy is a regional governing body of the Presbyterian Church (USA) and is part of the Synod of Mid-America. There are 94 congregations in the presbytery with nearly 23,000 members, 184 ministers, two immigrant congregations and one New Church Development. The Presbytery is a dismantling racism governing body and has adopted equity in employment and business practice policies.