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 August 15th for the next 24 hour #fastforpeace?
WILL YOU JOIN US IN A #FASTFORPEACE?
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, years of civil war in Yemen has caused a severe crisis, which is worsening because of foreign bombing. With more than 17 million at risk of starvation, and a million affected by a deadly cholera outbreak, help is urgently needed. In honor of Gandhi’s care and concern for the displaced, fastforpeace.org asks you to donate the money you would normally spend on food during the fast for peace to the International Rescue Committee. This nonprofit organization provides relief services to those around the world, including (in 2017) an estimated 2 million people affected by the hunger crises in East Africa, Nigeria and Yemen.
By giving to this worthy cause, you can help to demonstrate Gandhi’s message of peace and compassion for those in need. You can donate here: https://help.rescue.org/donate
“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