• February 17, 2010

    Methodists in Britain and Ireland are urging a day of prayer and fasting on 25 February in solidarity with Methodists in Fiji. The military regime in Fiji has banned the Methodist Church's meetings and arrested its leaders.

  • February 15, 2010

    On 26 February CAFOD will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of Family Fast Day, now called Lent Fast Day.

  • February 4, 2009

    Urgent action to address the global food crisis and a life-affirming discipline of fasting were the twin agenda of a Vatican gathering to focus on the meaning of Lent this week.

  • April 14, 2008

    Campaigners calling for the cancellation of poor country debts have begun a 36-day rolling fast, ahead of the tenth anniversary of the Drop the Debt campaign in May. They are demanding debt cancellation for 36 poor countries which still desperately need it - ten years after the G8 promised to drop the debt.

  • October 7, 2007

    Tens of thousands of people from a variety of religious traditions across the United States are preparing to fast on Monday 8 October 2007, as part of an initiative to pray and work for peace in Iraq. Non-religious persons will also join them.

  • September 13, 2007

    Leaders from many religious communities across the United States have urged Americans of all faiths and none to join a fast from dawn to dusk on Monday 8 October 2007 to call for an end to the Iraq War.

  • August 10, 2007

    A coalition of activists from US civic and religious groups concerned about the impact of climate change on the global community, particularly the poorest, are organising a fast on 4 September 2007 to call for concerted action.