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?
October’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, with fall in the air, it was suggested to help the homeless. Fastforpeace.org recommends the Open Door Shelter, located in Norwalk, CT, which has a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator.
The Open Door Shelter offers both short-term shelter and transitional housing to those in need. Through programs that include job counseling, financial management, and personal guidance, they work toward their goal of helping people overcome barriers on the path to self-reliance. In addition to their food pantry, they serve up 20,000 meals per month. 75% of their operating budget comes from private donations, with 90 cents of every dollar going provide assistance. You can learn more and donate on their website: http://www.opendoorshelter.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