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  • Christmas Tree Ornaments Galore

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    Find a nativity that fits your tree

    If you asked Rami Giacaman about Christmas ornaments, he can count somewhere between 100-150 types that his family has been producing at Salem Giacaman and Sons for nearly 80 years now. About 50 are current – available on shelves, in baskets and boxes – in the store on Manger Square in Bethlehem,...

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  • Pal Craftaid Welcomes New Board Members

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    Two new members have joined the Pal Craftaid Board. Kim Jenny Y.Jul2015. GDM5426web (00000004)Jenny Y. Kim of Oakland, CA, brings her experience as a mediator and as an attorney to the board; while the Rev. Madison VanVeelen brings a global perspective and a theological background to the work of Pal Craftaid....

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  • Chic Never Goes Out of Style

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    SumayaIf you are looking for a chic bag that goes easily with jeans or khakis and is a gorgeous accessory for night, look no further. Artisan women trained by the Arts and Crafts Department at the Atfaluna Society for Deaf Children in Gaza City have the bag for you. Five bags, to...

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  • Baptist church raises $70,000 in holiday sale in partnership with artisans

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    IMG_2879At its 2014 holiday marketplace, First Baptist Church of Dalton, GA, sold $70,000 in predominantly fairly traded goods to support artisans creating products for the global marketplace to sustain their own lives rather than depend solely on churches, agencies and non-profits for charity. This is the second year that the church...

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  • Seller Shares Stories from the Heart

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    When Caroline Lucy Smith visited Jerusalem for the first time in 2011, among a group of pilgrims from her Roman Catholic Church, she found herself sitting for hours in the Melia Shop’s training center for Palestinian women artisans. The conversation ranged from the impact of the Israeli occupation on women’s lives, to fair trade, to women’s rights to social...

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