JOIN US ON JULY 15, 2019

#FASTFORPEACE

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, 2019 for the next 24 hour #fastforpeace?

WILL YOU JOIN US IN A #FASTFORPEACE?

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June’s #fastforpeace Charity

Each month, participants in the fast for peace are encouraged to donate the money they saved on food to help others, and nominate charities or causes during the post-fast survey. The Prison Mindfulness Institute was selected for June’s #fastforpeace charity.

As part of his efforts for nonviolent social change, Mohandas Gandhi was repeatedly arrested for civil disobedience. He spent more than six years in jail on two continents. During his time behind bars, he advocated for better conditions for prisoners and also used the time for his own self-improvement, reading dozens of books and learning new languages.

Endorsed by the Dalai Lama, the Prison Mindfulness Institute provides and promotes the use of mindfulness-based interventions. They have a dual focus on transforming individual lives as well as transforming the corrections system as a whole in order to mitigate its extremely destructive impact on families, communities, and the overall social capital of society. You learn more about their efforts and can donate on their website: prisonmindfulness.org/support/ By giving to this worthy cause, you can help to demonstrate Gandhi’s message of mindful reform.

“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