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The Fast I Choose: Fasting And The Mission Of The Prophetic Voice
Originally Posted: 03/26/2014 - 1:48pm | Type: Press

March 25, 2014 Sojo in the News John Gromek ...

Gluttony: A Manifestation of Discontent
Originally Posted: 03/25/2014 - 10:47am | Type: Blog

The solution to gluttony, I discovered, is not not-eating. Taking on gluttony head first, or rather stomach first, does not mean cutting off my food supply and shunning my taste buds. Gluttony for me is not ju ...

#Fast4Families Embarks on National Bus Tour for Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 03/14/2014 - 10:38am | Type: Blog

Building on the momentum from last year’s fast on the National Mall, the #Fast4Families campaign has entered into its next phase: a cross-country bus tour. Building on the momentu ...

Ash Wednesday: How Fasting and Prayer Could Change Us — and Our Country
Originally Posted: 03/05/2014 - 1:26pm | Type: Blog

Ash Wednesday doesn’t begin a hunger strike, but rather a season of self-examination, spiritual reflection, repentance, sacrifice, and focused prayer. Lent is a time to examine our hearts and lives, to acknowl ...

Four Things I Learned From Fasting
Originally Posted: 01/30/2014 - 10:59am | Type: Blog

I was quite certain that some within my community of influence would disagree with me on this particular spiritual practice, whether theologically, politically, or socially. The pushback I did receive turned o ...

The Power of Fasting
Originally Posted: 12/17/2013 - 1:22pm | Type: Blog

Over the past month, I have witnessed the spiritual power of the disciplines of prayer and fasting to redeem our nation’s institutional powers in ways I never imagined. Do you be ...

Fasting For Biblical Justice
Originally Posted: 12/06/2013 - 12:20pm | Type: Blog

I entered a sun-up to sundown water-only fast as part of the National Call to #Fast4Families on Dec. 3. I fasted because of a strong conviction concerning the broken and unjust realities of the American immigr ...

Fast for Families: Voters in Steve King’s District Thank Immigration Fasters
Originally Posted: 12/04/2013 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

As the least productive Congress in history begins to wind down its first legislative session, immigration reform is coming to a boil, and Steve King’s own constituents overwhelmingly support immigration refor ...

It's Time to Fast and Pray
Originally Posted: 11/12/2013 - 6:43pm | Type: Blog

It is time to pray and fast for a change that now feels like a "miracle" in regard to immigration reform. ( Editors Note:  On Nov. 12, faith, immigrant rights, and l ...

Pope Francis: Military Intervention in Syria 'Futile'
Originally Posted: 09/05/2013 - 4:32pm | Type: Blog

Pope Francis on Thursday told world leaders gathered in Russia for the G-20 summit that a military intervention in Syria would be “futile,” urging them to focus instead on dialogue and reconciliation to bring ...

Worldwide Christians Fast for Peace in Syria
Originally Posted: 02/14/2013 - 12:15pm | Type: Blog

This Lent Christians are standing in solidarity with Syrians by joining a rolling fast launched by Pax Christi International. The acute suffering of civilian communities in Syria has been made immeasurably wor ...

Fasting Like an Old Testament Prophet Gains Followers During Lent
Originally Posted: 02/26/2013 - 3:53pm | Type: Blog

During Lent, which starts Feb. 13, the 40-year-old mother of two keeps a type of Daniel Fast, which involves eating only food from seeds (vegetables, fruits, unleavened grains), drinking only water and practic ...

Ramadan Karim: Revelation
Originally Posted: 08/16/2012 - 2:32pm | Type: Blog

Ramadan is a time of revelation. This is what it revealed in me: I miss the devotion of my youth. It was the summer of 1994 and about 10 friends and I sat huddled around Bibles in ...

Ramadan Karim: Living Like Angels
Originally Posted: 08/03/2012 - 9:12am | Type: Blog

Ramadan has stripped me bare, so that when my inner ego would usually rise up and demand recognition —something else is beginning to happen. Ramadan is no joke.  I do a 30-day ...

Ramadan Karim: The Poor Will Be Fed
Originally Posted: 07/25/2012 - 4:56pm | Type: Blog

In the same way that I waited eagerly for the breaking of the Ramadan fast each night — counting it as something to celebrate — on the day Jesus comes again, we will celebrate. Th ...

Praying, Fasting and…Competing?
Originally Posted: 07/17/2012 - 11:55am | Type: Blog

The timing of this year’s Olympics — smack dab in the middle of the holy month of Ramadan and its sunrise-to-sunset fast — has put thousands of participating Muslim athletes in something of a quandary. ...

Why We Fast
Originally Posted: 02/07/2012 - 5:01pm | Type: Blog

In February of 2009, when I tried a month-long Ramadan fast for the book Flunking Sainthood, I felt like a failure for most of the month. In February of 2009, when I tried a month ...