Fast for Zimbabwe

By Gavin Davies on 30 January 2009

This sunday is a worldwide hunger strike in support of Zimbabwe…

This sunday is a worldwide hunger strike in support of Zimbabwe. If you’re down with this, have a look at this:

“The world’s support is needed now. Kumi Naidoo, a South African activist in his eighth day of a 21-day hunger strike, has recorded a video appeal for Avaaz members worldwide to join the protest by pledging to fast this Sunday, when he will speak to the African Union summit about Zimbabwe’s crisis. If thousands of us fast, our actions will give power to his words. Click here to see the video and join the fast:”

I know it’s not “scriptural” to tell people if you’re fasting, but this is a solidarity thing. People are going hungry in Zimbabwe every day. I believe our prayers are heard, and that personal sacrifice is a good way to put our minds right on the importance of these issues.

Avaaz is a great site that gets involved with major political issues. It’s a way to have a voice. They organise petitions etc.