JOIN US ON JUNE 15, 2018

#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 June 15th for the next 24 hour #fastforpeace?

WILL YOU JOIN US IN A #FASTFORPEACE?

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May’s Charity

Each month, participants in the fast for peace are encouraged to donate the money they saved on food to help others. The 1947 Partition of India gave rise to a refugee crisis. Some 14 million people left their homes to cross the border between India and the newly created country of Pakistan. During the last months of his life, Mohandas Gandhi made great efforts to ensure these displaced people were taken care of, even sending his personal doctor to a refugee camp. Today, the largest refugee crisis in world history continues to unfold as millions of people flee the civil war-torn country of Syria. According to the United Nations*, in 2016, an estimated 13.5 million Syrians require humanitarian assistance. More than 6 million are internally displaced within Syria, and around 5 million are refugees outside of Syria.

In honor of Gandhi’s care and concern for the displaced, fastforpeace.org invites you to donate the money you would normally spend on food during the fast for peace to the American Refugee Committee (arcrelief.org). This nonprofit organization provides relief services to refugees from Syria and many other countries around the world, including Afghanistan, Iraq, Rwanda, Myanmar, and Thailand. By giving to this worthy cause, you can help to demonstrate Gandhi’s message of peace and compassion for those in need.

* Source: “Delays in access in Syria ‘will mean further death,’ warns top UN relief official,” United Nations News Centre (www.un.org/News), June 29, 2017.

“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