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Calling for conflict-free cell phones

Your cell phone company and conflict minerals

What does your cell phone have in common with miners in Africa? The answer: conflict minerals.

In the Democratic Republic of Congo, miners – including children – are forced to work through the use of rape and violence. The reason for the oppression: the extraction of conflict minerals (particularly tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold), essential in the manufacturing of our most common electronic devices.

As cell phone owners, we have the opportunity to voice our concerns about the human impact of the metals used in our products.

Take action!

What you do matters! Email your cellular service provider, and let them know you want conflict-free phones!

Spread the word! Conflict minerals cell phone campaign handout (.pdf file) and tell your friends and family.

Check out the path to slavery, and how one conflict mineral makes it way from mine to cell phone.

Learn more!

Check out “The incredible story of conflict mineral mining in images” and see the faces of modern slavery in our time.

Discover how your favorite electronics manufacturers are addressing conflict minerals.

Want more information? Our list of conflict mineral, modern slavery and human trafficking Web resources can help you learn more.

How Praxis Mutual Funds is helping

Praxis Mutual Funds and Everence are working with other socially-concerned investors to help electronics producers and retailers pursue ways to end the conflict minerals industry. Learn more about our efforts.

Consider the fund’s investment objectives, risks and charges and expenses carefully before you invest. The fund’s prospectus contains this and other information. Call (800) 977-2947 or visit for a prospectus, which you should read carefully before you invest. Praxis Mutual Funds are advised by Everence Capital Management and distributed through FINRA member BHIL Distributors Inc. Investment products offered are not FDIC insured, may lose value and have no bank guarantee.