tenth annual “new” Fast Day

fasting_can_change_your_life

Fast Day was once a national holiday. The “opposite of Thanksgiving,” instead of a feast and celebration, it featured a fast and contrition. It was even at the opposite end of the calendar, in April rather than November.

Centuries later, we are reviving and reimagining the holiday for contemporary life. This Thursday, April 5, 2012, the First Unitarian Church of Hobart will observe the tenth annual “new” Fast Day. You and your congregation are invited to join ~read more~

vm: Fast Day

no-eating

This week, we celebrate the tenth annual “new” Fast Day: may going without food on Thursday wake us from our habitual slumbers, and develop deeper compassion for all those for whom hunger is not ~read more~

faster than feeling (sermon; 080413)

Elements of a service celebrated at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Grand Traverse: 

OPENING WORDS

The practice of fasting—of not eating, and maybe not even drinking, for a period of a day or a week or even months—has long been a human custom.  Some traditions use it to seek purification; others to demonstrate the supremacy of the will.  Fasting has been used to draw attention to social inequalities, by such people as Mahatma Gandhi and the British feminist Emmeline ~read more~

so may we categorize: