Let Me Do It Now

January 14, 2008

Salaam and Greetings of Peace:

We shall pass through this world but once.
Therefore, any good thing I can do,
For any living being,
Let me do it now.
Let me not defer it or neglect it,
For I shall not pass this way again.

– Anonymous (though sometimes attributed to Mahatma Gandhi).

Ya Haqq!


Interfaith Fast for Peace in Iraq – October 8th

September 23, 2007

Salaam and Greetings of Peace:

One worthwhile event that will be taking place before the end of Ramadan is the Interfaith Fast for Peace in Iraq.

The organizers description of the event is:

We call on all Americans to join in fasting from dawn to dusk on Monday, October 8th, to call for an end to the Iraq War. On this day, people of faith in local communities across our nation will act as catalysts to transform the meaning of the day from one of conquest to community and from violence to reverence. Just as Isaiah called the People Israel to hear the Yom Kippur fast as God’s call to feed the hungry, just as Jesus fasted in the wilderness, just as Christians through Lenten fasting and Muslims through Ramadan fasting have focused on spiritual transformation, just as Mohandas Gandhi, Cesar Chavez and others drew on fasting to change the course of history, so we call on all our communities of faith to draw now on fasting as a path toward inner spiritual transformation and outward social transformation. Ending this war can become the first step toward a policy that embodies a deeper, broader sense of generosity and community at home and in the world.

For more information on how to participate in the fast go to: http://interfaithfast.org

With grateful thanks to the Pamela K. Taylor blog.

Please pass the word about this worthwhile event. 

Ya Haqq!