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3/19/12 at 11:36 AM 2 Comments

Should Christians Boycott Diamond Rings?

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For several centuries peacemakers have promoted consumer boycotts of businesses that cause or fund human suffering

In 1791 English Christians opposed to slavery launched a boycott of sugar from the West Indies. According to My Learning, 300,000 people joined the boycott. The boycott was not an overnight success but the opponents of slavery were persistent. 12 years later the Abolition of the Slave Trade Act passed England's parliament.

Today the English jewelry company Ingle &Rhode is supporting a boycott of diamonds mined in Zimbabwe to prevent funding of Zimbabwe's dictator Robert Mugabe. The jeweler is responsible for this infographic.

Source: Ingle and Rhode

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