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Women's Fast for Peace
As the threat of a U.S. invasion of Iraq escalates, Mennonite Central
Committee invites women of faith to participate in a fast for peace.
Information can be found at the following address:
Participants commit themselves to fasting for one day each week and
devoting that time to prayer, reflection and witness for peace. This
action is intended to convey a clear message to governments and civil
society that every effort must be exerted to prevent an invasion of Iraq.
It is also a reminder to ourselves that God calls us to be people of
Why women? A women?s fast is intended to draw attention to these
| ||women and children have suffered most from the economic sanctions that
have been imposed upon Iraq since 1990.
| ||wars are planned and carried out primarily by men, yet women often bear
the brunt of the suffering that wars unleash.
| ||women have an important role to play in building a culture of peace in
our world, but too often they are excluded from positions of power where
decisions for war or peace are made.
| ||women speaking and acting collectively as women can have a powerful
impact on public life.
Men who wish to participate in the fast may do so as an expression of
their solidarity with women.
Mennonite Central Committee
Media and Education Coordinator
(717) 859-1152 #282