Fast for Peace is a project that promotes Gandhi’s messages of truth and non-violence, temperance, and tolerance.
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 non-violence as facets of self-control.
He fasted at the risk of his own life and saved countless others.
Will you join us on February 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 to charity the money they saved on food. January’s #fastforpeace falls on what would have been Martin Luther King Jr.’s 89th birthday. Gandhi’s ideas of nonviolent civil disobedience were adopted by the Dr. King and the Civil Rights Movement, so this month we recommend giving to East Point Peace Academy in Oakland, CA. East Point is an organization grounded in the traditions of Gandhi and King, and works to bring about a culture of peace through training, education and the practice of nonviolence and conflict reconciliation.
“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