Dear <<First Name>>,
April's fast for peace falls on Friday this week; you're invited to join by abstaining from food for 24 hours, and just drinking water. Please join us in this shared self-sacrifice and demonstrate your intention to work together for a more peaceful world. If you haven't pledged for this month's fast, you can do so at this link: surveymonkey.com/r/6CXZDFH
This week's tragedy in New York reminds us that gun violence remains a long running problem. Each year on April 13, Gandhi would fast to remember the victims of the Jallianwala Bagh mass shooting in 1919, until 1948 when he became a victim of gun violence himself. Read more about what prompted his quarter-century commitment in this article: medium.com/@TheGandhiGuy/remembering-jallianwala-bagh-726ba882ac64
Our prison outreach program is continuing to grow, with incarcerated people in a half-dozen states participating in the monthly fast for peace. It's a way for individuals on both sides of the prison walls to act in solidarity, demonstrating a desire to build a world rooted in peace and justice. Writing to incarcerated people can be a rewarding and educational experience; contact SandyM@AnAmericanUnion.com if you'd like to learn more.
With hostilities continuing in Ukraine, as well in many other places around the world, World Without War has been nominated and selected as April's #fastforpeace charity. Challenging the idea that war is natural or inevitable, they use education and nonviolent activism that moves the world toward ending war. Learn more and make a donation on their website: act.worldbeyondwar.org/donate/
Ukraine was also part of March's post-fast survey, along with other issues, including changing Daylight Saving Time. If you didn't receive it, you may have been removed from the survey list for a long period of inactivity. Want to hear survey results and weigh in on important peace issues facing America and the world? Add your pledge for April at this link: surveymonkey.com/r/6CXZDFH
Last, Friday night is our monthly meetup on Zoom. Whether you fasted or not, you're invited to join us at 8pm ET on the 15th: Meeting ID: 886 7983 3914 Passcode: 089525 or us02web.zoom.us/j/88679833914?pwd=VFBzVjJzd0FXOUlqYWNYUzhaejkvdz09
Hope to see you there!
Yours in peace,