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 April 15th for the next 24 hour #fastforpeace?
WILL YOU JOIN US IN A #FASTFORPEACE?
Each month, fastforpeace.org encourages participants to donate the money they save on food to help others. March’s fast for peace marks the 100th anniversary of Mohandas Gandhi’s first public fast. When thousands of striking workers in Ahmadabad, India, were dejected and ready to give up, Gandhi knew he had to do something dramatic. On March 15th, 1918, he pledged that he would eat no food until the strike was resolved. After three days, a compromise was reached that was acceptable to everyone, and one of the first modern labor unions in India was formed.
Along that theme, March’s charity of the month is Interfaith Worker Justice (IWJ). This national network looks to advance and protect workers’ rights, and is overseen by an interfaith board of labor and spiritual leaders. You can find more information about IWJ’s efforts to help workers on its website: http://www.iwj.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