The Common Good

SLIDESHOW: Fast for Families

by Elaina Ramsey

The Fast for Families tent on the National Mall. Photo by Elaina RamseyVisitors drop by the tent on a cold and wet day in December 2013. Photo by Elaina RamseyTent walls covered with prayers and messages. Photo by Elaina RamseyPhoto by Elaina RamseyThe fasters' tent. Photo by Elaina RamseyA Fast 4 Families cross, ribbon, and button hang around the neck of each faster in the tent. Photo courtesy of Fast for Families.Photo by Elaina RamseyPhoto by Elaina RamseyStaff and volunteers running the 32-day fast. Photo by Elaina RamseyEliseo Medina, one of the core organizers of the fast. Photo courtesy of Fast for FamiliesPhoto by Elaina RamseyPhoto by Elaina Ramsey