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 February 15th, 2021 for the next 24 hour #fastforpeace?
WILL YOU JOIN US IN A #FASTFORPEACE?
December’s #fastforpeace Charity
Participants in the fast for peace are encouraged to donate the money they save on food to help others, and invited to nominate a charity for upcoming months. This month, Nonviolent Peaceforce was nominated and selected.
Nonviolent Peaceforce is a nonprofit organization which practices Unarmed Civilian Protection ( UCP), an effective grassroots alternative to armed protection. With growing calls to defund armed security, Nonviolent Peaceforce offers a specific model for doing so, based on 20 years of field work in multiple nations. These strategic methods have protected people even when facing assault rifles. UCP promotes agency, inclusion, and reconciliation where armed security often creates dependency, exclusion, and resentment. Nonviolent Peaceforce believes that world peace is possible in our lifetimes–not a world free of conflicts, but one where conflicts are solved in healthy ways, just as round wheels outperform square wheels. As MLK Jr. has said, “Our future’s either nonviolent, or nonexistent.
You can learn more and donate on their website, nonviolentpeaceforce.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