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 October 15th for the next 24 hour #fastforpeace?
WILL YOU JOIN US IN A #FASTFORPEACE?
September’s #fastforpeace Cause
Each month, participants in the fast for peace are encouraged to donate the money they save on food to help others. This month, fastforpeace.org recommends supporting the 2018 National Prison Strike. From August 21 – September 9, in prisons across America, prisoners are refusing to work, boycotting prison stores, and refusing to eat in the Gandhian tradition of nonviolent noncooperation.
Mohandas Gandhi spent more than six years of his life behind bars for his nonviolent civil disobedience. At various times, he was sentenced to hard labor, held in solitary confinement, detained without charges, and, at the age 73, forced to cremate his wife of more than 60 years in the prison yard, after she died sharing his prison cell. On several occasions he fasted in protest, for as many as 21 days.
Funds raised for the 2018 prison strike are being shared among four organizations that promote awareness of prison issues in a variety of ways, including facilitating organization efforts among prisoners, publishing prisoner writings, and maintaining networks of prisoner supporters. You can support this effort for nonviolent social change at this link.
“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