Friday, September 14, 2007

Interfaith Fast to End the War in Iraq on Oct 8th

Religious Leaders, among them our own Bishop Epting, have called for Monday Oct 8th to be a day of fasting from dawn to dusk to end the war in Iraq.

Just as Isaiah called the People Israel to hear the Yom Kippur fast as God’s call to feed the hungry, just as Jesus fasted in the wilderness, just as Christians through Lenten fasting and Muslims through Ramadan fasting have focused on spiritual transformation, just as Mohandas Gandhi, Cesar Chavez and others drew on fasting to change the course of history, so we call on all our communities of faith to draw now on fasting as a path toward inner spiritual transformation and outward social transformation.Ending this war can become the first step toward a policy that embodies a deeper, broader sense of generosity and community at home and in the world.

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