Fast for Peace is a project that promotes Gandhi’s messages of truth and nonviolence, tolerance, and voluntary temperance.
The 15th of every month is a #fastforpeace day. Members and non-members alike are invited to participate.
Gandhi inspired millions by demonstrating truth and nonviolence as facets of self-control.
He fasted at the risk of his own life and saved countless others.
Will you join us on July 15th for the next 24 hour #fastforpeace?
WILL YOU JOIN US IN A #FASTFORPEACE?
June’s fast for peace falls on the 6,000th day since the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba opened in 2002. Dozens of men are still held there, some for over a decade, without ever having been charged with a crime. Some of these men are victims of torture while in US custody, euphemistically referred to as “enhanced interrogation.” Each month, fastforpeace.org encourages participants to donate the money they save on food to help others. This month, we have selected The Center for Victims of Torture, which is 4-star rated by Charity Navigator.
The Center for Victims of Torture (CVT) is an international nonprofit dedicated to healing survivors of torture and violent conflict. With locations in the Middle East, Africa, and the US, they provide direct care for those who have been tortured, as well as train partners around the world who can prevent and treat torture. CVT advocates for human rights and works toward a future in which torture ceases to exist and its victims have hope for a new life. You can learn more about their work or make a donation at cvt.org
“Fasting is regarded by all religions as a great discipline. Those who voluntarily fast become gentle and purified by it. A pure fast is a very powerful prayer. It is no small thing for [hundreds of thousands] of people to voluntarily abstain from food… It ennobles individuals and nations” ~ Mohandas Gandhi