40 Day Fast for Christian Nonviolence, July 1-Aug. 9

40 Day Fast for Christian Nonviolence, July 1-Aug. 9

Pax Christi MNY has participated in a 40-Day Fast for Christian Nonviolence from July 1st to August 9th, the anniversary of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, Japan, the largest Christian community in Japan at the time. It is also the anniversary of St. Teresa Benedicta (Edith Stein), a victim of the holocaust because of her Jewish heritage, and Blessed Franz Jaegerstaetter who refused to serve in Hitler’s army. This is a rolling fast, which means we share in the fast with different people choosing to fast just one of the 40 days; the same day every week, e.g. every Tuesday; or more. The hope is that all days will be covered because we are taking turns fasting. Also, please note, the fast does not have to be a fast from food. Some people cannot do that for health reasons, but it is possible to fast from TV, the internet, social media, or some other attachment. Find Resources here.