Fasting for God Consciousness

By Hanif Nu’Man, ICWJ board member Ramadan is the ninth month of the Muslim lunar calendar. During this month Muslims all over the world are obliged to observe fasting from the break of dawn to sunset; meaning do not eat or drink or have intimate relations. The fast is compulsory for those…

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Fast for Fifteen: Purim

This evening begins the Jewish holiday of Purim, which originates in the story of Esther. For those participating in the Fast for Fifteen, to fast and pray for fast food workers who are fighting for “$15 and a union,” today is a time when the Christian season of Lent and a…

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Fast Forward Wisconsin

A Lenten Reflection on Worker Justice By Sarah Smoot, United Methodist Missionary serving with Interfaith Worker Justice A pastor friend of mine likes to say that fasting should be called “slowing” because time seems to slow down when you stop eating. All that time once spent in meal preparation and eating is…

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Fast for Fifteen During Lent

Lent is a Christian season of fasting and repentance leading to Jesus Christ’s Passion and Resurrection on Easter. The season lasts 40 days, a traditional number of journey and transformation, exemplified in Israel’s wilderness journey and Jesus’ fast in the desert before his earthly ministry. Ash Wednesday  is February 18th this…

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