Isaiah 58: True Fasting “Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice … to share your food with the hungry?”
How much do you want to end hunger? Worldwide, 1 in 8 people can’t get enough food. Ever wondered what that feels like? As part of our action around the G8, we’re going to make hunger personal, just for one day, by choosing to go without food so the leaders of the world see how hungry we are for change!
Faith groups that are members of the Enough Food for Everyone IF campaign have joined forces to organise a special fast on Thursday 6 June, ahead of the G8 event in London: the IFast
There are many ways in which you can take part – and don’t worry, you don’t need to give up everything for the whole day – there are various options, for example:
- fasting one meal during the day
- fasting dawn til dusk
- fasting the entire day
- abstaining from luxury foods during the day ie, you could just have very simple meals of a few basic items.
You can download the full step-by-step guide to the IFast, with ideas on how you can involve your parish or community, on the IF main website here. It also includes a press release that you can use if you are organising a community event to “break the fast” afterwards – a great awareness-raiser.
Whatever you choose to do – don’t forget to register! It is really important that we tell the world we are fasting, if we want to get noticed by the politicians. Make sure you register your involvement on the IF website.
Thank you for taking part!