JOIN US ON AUGUST 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 August 15th, 2019 for the next 24 hour #fastforpeace?

WILL YOU JOIN US IN A #FASTFORPEACE?

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July’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. As Americans celebrate the anniversary of our independence, Veterans for Peace was selected for July’s #fastforpeace charity.

In his 30s, Mohandas Gandhi served in the British army in South Africa, leading a stretcher-bearer corps on long marches across the plains and tending to wounded on both sides of the conflict. In his later years, this veteran would fully embrace peace and nonviolence, and reject war in all forms. During World War 2, he organized individual civil disobedience against the war effort, where men and women would walk through Indian villages and towns, seeking arrest by repeating, “It is wrong to help the British war effort with men or money. The only worthy effort is to resist all war with nonviolent resistance.” More than 15,000 were arrested during the nine months of the campaign.

Veterans For Peace is an organization whose efforts are to build a culture of peace by using their experiences, by informing the public of the true causes and costs of wars, advocating for a dismantling of the war economy, providing services that assist veterans and victims of war, and working to abolish war as an instrument of national policy. To achieve these goals, members of Veterans For Peace pledge to use nonviolent means and to maintain an organization that is both democratic and open, with the understanding that all members are trusted to act in the best interests of the group for the larger purpose of world peace. You can learn more about their efforts and make a donation through their website, https://www.veteransforpeace.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