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 August 15th for the next 24 hour #fastforpeace?
WILL YOU JOIN US IN A #FASTFORPEACE?
Each month, participants in the fast for peace are encouraged to donate the money they saved on food to help others. One of the ways that Mohandas Gandhi drew attention to inequality was by drawing water from wells used by “untouchables” as he traveled around India. Clean water continues to be a problem for many people around the world. According to charity: water, a non-profit that works to bring clean, safe drinking water to people in developing country, 663 million people drink dirty water.
This month, fastforpeace.org asks you to donate the money you would normally spend on food during the fast for peace to charity: water. This organization, rated 4 stars by Charity Navigator, has funded 28,389 water projects for 8.2 million people around the world. Private donors cover their operating costs, so 100% of your donation will bring clean water to people in need. You can donate on their website: www.charitywater.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