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Interfaith Fast to End War in Iraq Coming Up Oct. 8

The Interfaith Fast to End the War in Iraq is just around the corner. Organizers are seeking people in local communities around the United States and in other parts of the world to engage in this fast to seek an end to the war in Iraq. Participants join with other religious communities in their local neighborhoods to organize events such as candlelight vigils, teach-ins and public demonstrations for Oct 7th night and the 8th. Organizers should invite public officials to those events to impress upon them the need to end the war in Iraq.

At the end of the day on the 8th, participants will come together as an interfaith community for a joint celebration for breaking the fast (iftar). You can post your events on the campaign website: http://interfaithfast.org/, and search for events by zip code. On the website at this time are two downloadable resources that you may print and distribute in your congregation: Fasting – a Spiritual Discipline for Christians and Strategies for Coming Together in Interfaith Settings.

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Sandy Heierbacher co-founded the National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation (NCDD) with Andy Fluke in 2002, with the 60 volunteers and 50 organizations who worked together to plan NCDD’s first national conference. She served as NCDD's Executive Director between 2002 and 2018. Click here for a list of articles and resources authored by Sandy.

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