fasting

  • 1 Apr 2014

    Half a million people are going without adequate food in Britain. The End Hunger Fast initiative, which is being backed by Ekklesia and others, is inviting people across the country to join in with a national day of fasting on 4th April 2014.

  • 20 Feb 2014

    David Cameron says changes to welfare which have left many hungry is part of his “moral mission”. End Hunger Fast takes a different view.

  • 19 Nov 2013

    Christian Aid is inviting those concerned for victims of Typhoon Haiyan to fast today, in solidarity with the leader of the Philippines delegation to UN climate talks.

  • 7 Apr 2011

    The hunger fast for a moral US budget has gone spiritually viral, says Jim Wallis. It has brought together Christian, secular, community and service organisations around a clear message: there are clear economic choices to be made, and the moral ones recognise the priority of the poorest and most vulnerable.

  • 6 Apr 2011

    Thousands of Christians across the USA are fasting in solidarity and protest against a budget process which is punishing the poorest.

  • 6 Apr 2011

    A biblically-inspired fast is taking place in the USA, as Christians and Jews protest the way budget debate is sidelining the poor. Martin E. Marty reflects on a movement for justice with ancient roots and modern resonances.

  • 3 Feb 2011

    Christians and Muslims have been fasting for peace with justice in Egypt. But what on earth has giving up food got to do with changing the world? The answer, suggests Simon Barrow, is that it helps re-shape our desires as human beings, and therefore our political and spiritual orientation.

  • 3 Feb 2011

    The World Student Christian Federation is organising a worldwide fasting and prayer initiative for peace and justice in Egypt at noon today.

  • 19 Feb 2010

    The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland has called on Kirk members to find ways of being better Christians, rather than avoiding things such as chocolate, alcohol or cigarettes during Lent.

  • 17 Feb 2010

    What people are learning through hungering for justice is that trying to come up with policies for a better world is not enough, says Simon Barrow. We need changed people to want them and to make them work. That involves re-shaping our desires, not just our political hopes. At its best, that is what fasting is all about.