What is Global Fast?


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Beginning this year, Ash Wednesday comes with a new twist – millions fasting not only for personal piety, but to create global change.

We're all familiar with our world's many ills – but are there any present cures? Global Fast proposes one small step: What if some of us who ate our fill yesterday chose to give up our food just for today?

On any given day, over 2 billion people lack clean water and adequate food to sustain good health. Over 20,000 children die each day due to easily preventable diseases – most often a result of unclean water or inadequate nutrients...

"Is not this the fast that I have chosen? to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke?
Is it not to deal thy bread to the hungry, and that thou bring the poor that are cast out to thy house? when thou seest the naked, that thou cover him; and that thou hide not thyself from thine own flesh?
Then shall thy light break forth as the morning, and thine health shall spring forth speedily: and thy righteousness shall go before thee; the glory of the LORD shall be thy reward.
Then shalt thou call, and the LORD shall answer; thou shalt cry, and he shall say, Here I am. If thou take away from the midst of thee the yoke, the putting forth of the finger, and speaking vanity;
And if thou draw out thy soul to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted soul; then shall thy light rise in obscurity, and thy darkness be as the noon day:
And the LORD shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not. And they that shall be of thee shall build the old waste places: thou shalt raise up the foundations of many generations; and thou shalt be called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in." - Isaiah 58:6-12

Fasting with the proper motives will yield results.