Comments for Darfur Fast for Life http://fastdarfur.org We fast in solidarity with the hungry and starving in Darfur and for lasting peace in Sudan Wed, 27 May 2015 07:51:08 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.8 Comment on by Ahmed Jibril-(Jimmy) http://fastdarfur.org/364/#comment-2147434 Wed, 27 May 2015 07:51:08 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=364#comment-2147434 I just wanted to know about the interview in Chad. Thanks a lot. Jimmy

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Comment on by Javier Stauring http://fastdarfur.org/1908/#comment-782189 Mon, 08 Apr 2013 07:02:43 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=1908#comment-782189 Eating my last cutie as I prepare to fast. Thinking about all those who fast without option

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Comment on Adam’s story by Paris Love http://fastdarfur.org/introduction-3/#comment-207776 Tue, 06 Dec 2011 17:32:49 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=280#comment-207776 Peace be upon you Adam! ♥

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Comment on Join by Paris Love http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-207768 Tue, 06 Dec 2011 17:25:08 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-207768 Peace and blessings to all. This is day 5 of my water fast. Everyday I’m going with the flow and always giving thanks. (^_^) I am sending positive vibrations.

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Comment on Act by Danica Baumert http://fastdarfur.org/act/#comment-190053 Sun, 13 Nov 2011 12:36:08 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=302#comment-190053 Always a good note… when doing the break in process. Never come to a complete stop… slow down to 5mph but dont stop. Only come to a complete stop when you’re done with the break in and let the car sit and let the brakes cool down.

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Comment on Recent comments by Carmelia Fontenette http://fastdarfur.org/recent-comments/#comment-189962 Sun, 13 Nov 2011 08:48:04 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=821#comment-189962 I guess I’m still not understanding the map feature. You can add the map and zoom in, but it defaults back to the world map as soon as you leave the page. Doesn’t seem like there is a purpose to the map if there is no way to save it.

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Comment on Recent comments by LamuzNick http://fastdarfur.org/recent-comments/#comment-169722 Mon, 10 Oct 2011 19:42:39 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=821#comment-169722 What nice phrase

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Comment on Join by L A Hamilton http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-115161 Sat, 23 Jul 2011 17:13:12 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-115161 Fasting for ALL suffering in Africa – not only Darfur -starting 7/23/2011

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Comment on by Nessie Horton http://fastdarfur.org/1908/#comment-114894 Fri, 22 Jul 2011 22:48:40 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=1908#comment-114894 I’m happy to help in anyway I can and this is a small thing I can do to help. I wish I could be there in Washington but I will do everything I can to help bring awareness about the plight in Darfur and contact my local congress and senate.
Love,
Nessie

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Comment on Join by Anita S http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-114793 Fri, 22 Jul 2011 17:51:43 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-114793 I am fasting 24 hrs, water only as well as observing 24 hrs noble silence. I am standing against all the suffering against people of Darfur ands all around the world.

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Comment on Join by Mike Rana http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-114749 Fri, 22 Jul 2011 15:43:45 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-114749 I will fast on 23-Jul the whole day without food, and no water till 9 pm for the people of Darfur

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Comment on Join by suleiman jamous http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-113698 Wed, 20 Jul 2011 18:49:53 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-113698 Fasting for Darfur

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Comment on Join by Stacey http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-112703 Tue, 19 Jul 2011 00:09:29 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-112703 I will Fast one day, water only, in solidarity with my sisters in Darfur. Blessings

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Comment on DARFUR FAST FOR LIFE poster by Linda Jean lindsey http://fastdarfur.org/darfur-fast-for-life-poster/#comment-112676 Mon, 18 Jul 2011 22:50:49 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=883#comment-112676 I, will be fasting for the one or two days beginning this Fri July 22, 2011 from noon to noon next day just taking in water.

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Comment on DARFUR FAST FOR LIFE poster by Linda Jean lindsey http://fastdarfur.org/darfur-fast-for-life-poster/#comment-112674 Mon, 18 Jul 2011 22:45:37 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=883#comment-112674 I will be fasting one or two days for solidarity with the hungry and starving in Darfur and for lasting peace in Sudan.

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Comment on Join by Gianna http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-112574 Mon, 18 Jul 2011 19:20:17 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-112574 I will fast with only water for July 22nd and 23rd

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Comment on Join by Crissy http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-112573 Mon, 18 Jul 2011 19:18:01 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-112573 I will fast.

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Comment on Join by Ellen Feig http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-112170 Mon, 18 Jul 2011 01:02:39 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-112170 I will fast for 24 hours for Darfur.

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Comment on Link to Darfur Fast for Life! by Izzeldin Ansari http://fastdarfur.org/link-to-darfur-fast-for-life/#comment-111521 Sat, 16 Jul 2011 22:19:13 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=713#comment-111521 “Fasting Until End Disaster And Crisis ..Love Darfur “

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Comment on About by Sharon Wolfe http://fastdarfur.org/about/#comment-111020 Fri, 15 Jul 2011 23:57:18 +0000 http:/?page_id=2#comment-111020 I feel this action should not be taken for personal gain (i.e. weight loss), but rather to affect change. The genocide in Darfur has claimed hundreds of thousands of lives and displaced more than 2.7 million people. If there is even the slightest chance of making a difference for the people of Darfur by simply obstaining from nourishment for a mere 24 hours I will gladly do so. To those who think genocide can’t happen here in the USA, it has in fact happened here. Look back in your history books to what happened to Native Americans.
I would like to share a quote:
“Science may have found a cure for most evils; but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all_the apathy of human beings.”
_HELLEN KELLER

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Comment on Join by Roberta http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-62180 Tue, 08 Mar 2011 18:38:18 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-62180 I will be fasting on Ash Wednesday – water only – in solidarity with those suffering in Darfur.

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Comment on Join by Courtney http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-58712 Wed, 23 Feb 2011 05:45:12 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-58712 Hi, my name is Courtney and I am from Shreveport, Louisiana. I will be doing the refugee rations fast/ water only fast starting sunrise on Saturday, February 26, 2011 in support for the Arms Trade Treaty. I will be doing the refugee rations fast on the 26th and 27th and I will be doing a water only fast on the 28th, which is the day that negotiations will begin for the Arms Trade Treaty.

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Comment on Join by Lorenzo Butts http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-52129 Wed, 26 Jan 2011 19:54:47 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-52129 I will fast three days a week in solidarity with our brothers and sisters in Darfur. I will also act by spreading awareness and by eventually visiting Darfur to volunteer my time at whatever the cost.

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Comment on Adam’s story by Skye Stiles http://fastdarfur.org/introduction-3/#comment-48314 Tue, 11 Jan 2011 16:26:46 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=280#comment-48314 A truely inspiring man.

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Comment on The Best Online Pharmacy. Buy Cialis Without Prescription – Orders-Cialis.info by Skye http://fastdarfur.org/cialis-online-html/#comment-48310 Tue, 11 Jan 2011 16:08:23 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=2858#comment-48310 We are still in the stages of a new year, and we have to power to shape the outcome of 2011. Please join me in a 15 day water fast. I would write more but I believe that every single person here understands my stance and emotions on Darfur. Thank you.

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Comment on Week 3: May 11 – 17, 2009 by Porsha Stowers http://fastdarfur.org/week-3-may-11-17-2009/#comment-47884 Mon, 10 Jan 2011 14:09:17 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=1215#comment-47884 There is certainly a good controversy these days and many heated up thoughts whether or not to receive the actual ##keyword## . When you obtain it? Precisely what aspects should you think about prior to making deciding? The purpose of this post is in order to consider the advantages, cons and alternatives you’ve.

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Comment on Join by Clara Z. http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-24554 Mon, 20 Sep 2010 23:24:30 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-24554 I will be fasting tomorrow, in honor of the International Day of Peace and of Darfur.

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Comment on hacked By darkshadow-tn by John Skyes http://fastdarfur.org/ds-html/#comment-23751 Wed, 15 Sep 2010 16:34:42 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=54#comment-23751 How can anyone shy away from what’s happening in Africa? One of the actors in the “Attack On Darfur” trailer said it best. How would you feel if your own spouse, child, or other family member was killed in cold-blood murder?

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Comment on Recent comments by Sun~Rose http://fastdarfur.org/recent-comments/#comment-19883 Sun, 15 Aug 2010 23:17:57 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=821#comment-19883 I came to say that I have almost continuously been fasting for the people of Darfur, as well as the rest of the world. Presently I am fasting, along with millions of Muslims, (I am not Muslim) again this year for Ramadan. Last year I also only ate refugee rations during Ramadan, and will be starting that again during this Ramadan.

This keeps all those suffering close in my heart, and is the least I can do.

I just finished reading on miafarrow.org and it is hard to believe the UN (which we were taught to believe was this wonderful organization of Peace) and the president and congress (which we were taught were upright people who had everyone’s welfare at heart) appear to care not at all for the suffering and genocide of the people of Darfur.

And bless all the brave humanitarian workers.

Love,
Sun~Rose

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Comment on Recent comments by Sun~Rose http://fastdarfur.org/recent-comments/#comment-14445 Wed, 16 Jun 2010 21:40:21 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=821#comment-14445 I’m so glad to see some people are still fasting. I stayed with the sunrise-sunset fasting into January, then stopped for a few months, and then fasted for 40 days, starting April 10th, which was great, and am now contemplating what kind of fast to go on indefinitely until famine is over, period.

We really are our Brothers’ and Sisters’ keepers.

Love,
Sun~Rose

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Comment on Randy Newcomb by Eliane kavumbagu http://fastdarfur.org/randy-newcomb/#comment-14327 Tue, 15 Jun 2010 12:37:12 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=2561#comment-14327 You leave avery great challenge! Hope you will success!
I’m burundian leaving in Paris for a moment. Want to kwon if your fondation can work in Burundi for the same challenges!

Thand you and good Luck and hope to keep in touch with the organisation for my country BURUNDI!
Sincerely,

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Comment on Week 16: August 10 – 16, 2009 by stanley http://fastdarfur.org/week-16-august-10-16-2009/#comment-11562 Sun, 02 May 2010 03:22:48 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=2677#comment-11562 Great site, keeping me from working at my job, But It is worth it. 🙂

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Comment on Week 17: August 17 – 23, 2009 by charlie http://fastdarfur.org/week-17-august-17-23-2009/#comment-11561 Sun, 02 May 2010 02:29:15 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=2678#comment-11561 This is interesting, please post more often! Is there a place to donate to your site?

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Comment on Week 17: August 17 – 23, 2009 by gareth http://fastdarfur.org/week-17-august-17-23-2009/#comment-11277 Mon, 26 Apr 2010 19:14:51 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=2678#comment-11277 I love this blog cool looking design as well. I have subscribed to it.

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Comment on About by Dan Walker http://fastdarfur.org/about/#comment-9283 Mon, 15 Mar 2010 21:01:21 +0000 http:/?page_id=2#comment-9283 Great information!! I am proud to be fasting. I am fasting for 3 days.

Kind Regards,
Dan Walker
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Comment on Richard Branson – Day 2 Video by Dan Walker http://fastdarfur.org/richard-branson-day-2-video/#comment-9268 Mon, 15 Mar 2010 15:34:32 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=1778#comment-9268 Hello:

I am fasting for 3 days. Make a great day!

Sincerely,
Dan Walker
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Comment on Mike Skupin joins Darfur Fast for Life by Bubba http://fastdarfur.org/mike-skupin/#comment-9043 Wed, 10 Mar 2010 14:07:55 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=2613#comment-9043 Watch out for this guy! Big phoney! Not at all what he purports to be. Beware!

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Comment on About by Skye Stiles http://fastdarfur.org/about/#comment-8364 Thu, 25 Feb 2010 15:53:04 +0000 http:/?page_id=2#comment-8364 I think fasting is a wonderful thing. Not only does it give you the experience that many many many people in Darfur are experiencing but it is a religious action. Fasting has been used as a tool to cleanse a body and the spirit. When your body has nothing to depend on it is able to look within. David fasted and mourned for his sick son and that is found in 2 SAM. 12:15-18.

Maybe some of you do not believe in God or in fasting but please do not knock the power and experience if you have not yourself lived it. If this is how some people believe will help solve the crisis then let them help in their own way. I am, currently in this present moment, water fasting to support the cause. Maybe it is not much to you but it means a great deal to me. You do not have to like it but please respect it and the many other supporters on this site who are helping in their own way. Buddha, Jesus, Gandi, and many other great people fasted for a more peaceful and better world. Thank you, and thank you to the rest for your continous support. God Bless….S.S.

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Comment on Dr. Scout Cloud Lee joins Darfur Fast for Life by jenny http://fastdarfur.org/dr-scout-cloud-lee/#comment-7330 Fri, 05 Feb 2010 01:41:49 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=2605#comment-7330 She is a phony from the word go. Her books are compilations of other people’s works. Their isn’t an original bone in her body. She hides her worth behind money and attempting to attract attention at all times. She abhors her own company and she creeps me out.

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Comment on Share your own fasting experience here by Jason http://fastdarfur.org/share-your-own-fasting-experience-here/#comment-7041 Sat, 30 Jan 2010 05:35:20 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=388#comment-7041 Also, I plan on donating any money that I would have spend on food during this period as additional donations to the refugees in Darfur.

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Comment on About by Bahar Arabie http://fastdarfur.org/about/#comment-7035 Sat, 30 Jan 2010 03:11:53 +0000 http:/?page_id=2#comment-7035 Great work Mohamed keep on

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Comment on hacked By darkshadow-tn by skye stiles http://fastdarfur.org/ds-html/#comment-6725 Sat, 23 Jan 2010 02:42:40 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=54#comment-6725 I did a 21 day water fast last year for this same cause. I am rejoining starting tomorrow for a 25 day water fast. I plan to donate the money I would normally spend on food to the relief causes in Darfur. This is a wonderful cause and I am so so so proud to be apart of it.

If you are being passive on this cause then you supporting genocide. It’s time to stand up and make a differnece. When people ask you what you’ve done to help what will you say?

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Comment on Join by Jule Wallis http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-6142 Mon, 11 Jan 2010 02:18:21 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-6142 I will be water fasting for 20 days. I hope the fast will open my, and other’s eyes to the dire, ongoing, and senseless act(s) in Darfur. We need to speak for those who cannot be heard/ignored. We need to force, through action and revolt, government to step up and end the death and violence in Darfur.

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Comment on Join by Godwin http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-5992 Thu, 07 Jan 2010 17:32:51 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-5992 I will fast for 12 days for those in Darfur. Particularly the women and children. As a mother my heart breaks for them. I am honored to join the others here who sacrifice their own comfort for the sake of correcting an injustice.

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Comment on ending fast by mahnaz http://fastdarfur.org/ending-fast/#comment-5662 Thu, 31 Dec 2009 06:18:17 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=2394#comment-5662 hi.i want speake with pamele.please help me 09188369446 im from iran

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Comment on Join by Lauren M. http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-5204 Thu, 17 Dec 2009 20:37:02 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-5204 Fasting- water only – 48 Hours

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Comment on Join by Marta http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-5108 Tue, 15 Dec 2009 04:01:11 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-5108 I’m fasting for 3 days- water only. I may “only” be seventeen years old but I am more than willing to set an example for my peers, to bring attention to the Darfur cause.

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Comment on by kate http://fastdarfur.org/1908/#comment-4489 Fri, 20 Nov 2009 21:06:52 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=1908#comment-4489 This is a wonderful thing, and am surprised that everyone is jumping on board like this is such a new thing. Catholics have been doing this for over 2,ooo years, to offer up as a sacrifice going without food in prayer for those who need it. Many have made fun of this practice because they didn’t understand it. I am glad that people at least understand fasting, if even only on a level of solidarity is a good thing. Yet,I also would hope those that are fasting understand it as a much deeper offering and prayer as we have known and practiced for years. To deny oneself out of love for another’s suffering.

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Comment on Join by annastacia http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-4392 Tue, 17 Nov 2009 15:42:11 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-4392 hello,i live in germany and have been fasting for two days now because of my sick sister back home in kenya,i will fast two extra days for the all the pple in dafur plus the men and woman who are the aid workers living the comfort of they homes and countries to help.RESPECT AND MAY GOD BLESS YOU SO MUCH:

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Comment on Join by Ashley http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-4147 Wed, 04 Nov 2009 18:59:04 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-4147 I will fast for three days for Darfur! Bless our brother and sisters over seas! God has spoken to me and this is what i feel i should be doing.

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Comment on Recent comments by Sun~Rose http://fastdarfur.org/recent-comments/#comment-4143 Wed, 04 Nov 2009 16:03:26 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=821#comment-4143 After finishing the 30 days of Ramadan with refugee rations, ending with the fast on September 21st, I have continued to fast between sunrise and sunset, drinking liquids ocasionally (unlike Ramadan which is nothing during those hours). I’m not Muslim, as I mentioned previously, and the sharing of other religions — for me — brings both Love and understanding.

I hope to be able to continue fasting in one form or another until famine is ended, period. It keeps the Darfuris and all who suffer in my heart, and it always amazes me how small a hardship it becomes. It is as if the Love comes and fills one.

With Love,
Sun~Rose

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Comment on Hungry For Peace – Day 3 by heidi http://fastdarfur.org/hungry-for-peace-%e2%80%93-day-3/#comment-3114 Sun, 27 Sep 2009 19:29:38 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=2855#comment-3114 Taylor, you and Hanson are a source of constant inspiration… you encourage all who follow you to be greater people for themselves and the world. You have opened our eyes to so many things, and are therefore influencing the paths our lives, the way we are thinking, and how we choose to live.
I am honored to be a fan of such a band.
Thankyou.

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Comment on Hungry For Peace – Day 3 by Danilo Reis http://fastdarfur.org/hungry-for-peace-%e2%80%93-day-3/#comment-3085 Sat, 26 Sep 2009 20:58:48 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=2855#comment-3085 Taylor man! I cannot express about what you declare through these words and this action of changing, of hope, of faith, about assistence to the least of these!!! i feel me proud in God to like of your music and your character… God bless you man according his will..
We’ve got stand up stand up!

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Comment on Join by Maale Cantellano http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-3080 Sat, 26 Sep 2009 19:19:01 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-3080 Hi… I am fasting today only because I have a stomach disease but I will do it with “water only” for solidarity with our brothers and sisters in Darfur, I live in MEXICO and I feel very blessed because I’m aware of this thanx to TAYLOR HANSON influence and you guys, thanx for making a change!!!!!

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Comment on Hungry For Peace, Day Two by dawn s http://fastdarfur.org/hungry-for-peace-day-two/#comment-3066 Sat, 26 Sep 2009 02:12:03 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=2853#comment-3066 Taylor,
The headaches are probably caffeine withdrawal for you. You probably should have weaned off coffee awhile before doing this. Your fasting is commendable. I have tried fasting once for like 24 hours and it drove me crazy… its really hard… I cant even imagine 3 days… or those that literally have no food on a daily basis in impoverished areas…. children especially hungry breaks my heart…
also, the journal is a cool idea, sharing your experience with us…you never cease to amaze me…
BEAN

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Comment on Hungry for peace by Brenda http://fastdarfur.org/taylor-hanson-joins-darfur-fast-for-life/#comment-3056 Fri, 25 Sep 2009 18:52:20 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=2839#comment-3056 When I first heard you were fasting, I thought “wow, that will be hard.” As I sat down to dinner at my nice table and looked at my kids and husband in their nice clothes, and at the nice dinner we were about to enjoy, I couldn’t help but cry! I almost felt guilty. I just started thinking about all the young children and families with absolutely nothing, it broke my heart. I have been blessed with so much, and I don’t even realize it. I don’t even have the right to complain about all the small stuff. You are such an inspiration, I am unable to fast with you due to Diabetes, but my thoughts and prayers are with you always! I will Take The Walk with you Oct. 3rd, see you there! Take care honey!

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Comment on Hungry For Peace – Day 3 by dee http://fastdarfur.org/hungry-for-peace-%e2%80%93-day-3/#comment-3039 Fri, 25 Sep 2009 02:01:10 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=2855#comment-3039 soo inspiring tay…..
i’ve been fasting during ramadhan (august – september) and i will continue my fasting for darfur

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Comment on Hungry For Peace – Day 3 by dorothy j. http://fastdarfur.org/hungry-for-peace-%e2%80%93-day-3/#comment-3035 Thu, 24 Sep 2009 23:49:12 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=2855#comment-3035 it truly is sobering to think that although you were able to break the fast right at the end, there are people in the world who don’t have that choice.
“greatness is found in the simple actions, in decisions made that don’t stand out on the front page, the choices we make when no one is watching” what a great point. fasting isn’t about showing off to others our greatness, it’s about making a personal stand that will make us think about our own life and how we can help others, and in doing that hopefully we can inspire others to the greatness inside of them. bravo for making that stand! never forget the impact that you have on others!
~dorothy

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Comment on Hungry For Peace – Day 3 by Meaghan A http://fastdarfur.org/hungry-for-peace-%e2%80%93-day-3/#comment-3023 Thu, 24 Sep 2009 18:37:30 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=2855#comment-3023 Your a strong man Taylor and I hope you were able to reach the hearts and minds of those you know as well as those who you don’t. You inspired me so i pledged to fast 24 hours a week every week until i feel i cant do anymore, I also plan on taking on more hours if need be. everywhere i go I tell another about your fast, mine, and the many others who chose to fast and about the ones who have no choice.
Let not make this our last fast!

remember “We’re Mending Babylon”
It’s not going to be easy but it’s not as hard as it seems.

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Comment on Hungry For Peace – Day 3 by chrissie Easom http://fastdarfur.org/hungry-for-peace-%e2%80%93-day-3/#comment-3020 Thu, 24 Sep 2009 18:01:58 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=2855#comment-3020 In a way Taylor, there are no words to say. I wouldnt want to patronise you.
But what stays with me about you and the route Hanson has taken, is the honesty, bravery and compassion. You dont have to care, but I think you really do and some kind of revelation continues to be inspired in you. Your humanity and willingness to grow into a deeper understanding and sharing of it are much to be loved. thank you.

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Comment on Hungry For Peace, Day Two by Rawan H. http://fastdarfur.org/hungry-for-peace-day-two/#comment-3002 Thu, 24 Sep 2009 06:40:44 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=2853#comment-3002 I will be joining you and the people in Darfur in a water only fast. I’m going to do it for one day and if I can I will be doing it for longer. Thank you for bringing this site to my attention.

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Comment on Hungry For Peace, Day Two by Meaghan A http://fastdarfur.org/hungry-for-peace-day-two/#comment-2999 Thu, 24 Sep 2009 04:49:42 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=2853#comment-2999 Taylor, words cannot express how much you, and your brothers, and the music you make inspirer so many people around the world. Myself along with few friends have watched you grow from just pure talented kids into motivated and strong guided men. I look forward to seeing you in Ca in Nov. I hope I get the chance to Walk with not only great musicians but amazing, loving fathers, and strong husbands. I can only hope that you will continue to reach out to everyone you can. Lets all join in and help our brothers and sisters out we all know we can afford to.
My thoughts and prayers are with everyone who suffer tonight, may one day you know peace love and hope.

Always yours,
Meaghan

“Have no fear when waters rise we can conquer this great divide”

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Comment on Hungry For Peace, Day Two by Katrina http://fastdarfur.org/hungry-for-peace-day-two/#comment-2987 Wed, 23 Sep 2009 21:04:06 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=2853#comment-2987 My prayers are with you as you complete your 3rd day. I commend your effort in raising awareness and making a statement. I hope that you will receive some publicity for this so that others beyond your fans know about this cause and what you have contributed to it. I look forward to hearing about your experience on your third day and I hope you will write a follow up of what the feeling is like for you when you experience your first meal after your 3 day fast. It will be insightful for many of us who are thinking about joining this and have not done so yet.
In you I find hope for the future.

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Comment on Hungry For Peace, Day Two by Iris - CT http://fastdarfur.org/hungry-for-peace-day-two/#comment-2982 Wed, 23 Sep 2009 17:03:20 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=2853#comment-2982 You are a strong man Taylor! Thank you for showing us that we can help make the world a better place to live in. We can find hope!

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Comment on Join by karina http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-2981 Wed, 23 Sep 2009 16:34:26 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-2981 Hi! I will fast today (only water) in solidariety with those in Darfur!
Thanks to Taylor Hanson and to you for keep spreading this word!
God bless everyone!

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Comment on Hungry For Peace, Day Two by Jaquelyn http://fastdarfur.org/hungry-for-peace-day-two/#comment-2979 Wed, 23 Sep 2009 15:42:18 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=2853#comment-2979 Today is my second day as well, Ive enjoyed reading what you had to say. Thanks for standing up to the cause and my hope is other people will follow along and realize the bigger issues. You are such an inspiration-best of luck. (:

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Comment on Join by Alyssa Raven http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-2972 Wed, 23 Sep 2009 11:30:13 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-2972 I will fast for the people of Darfur (water only) for three days a week every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from september 22th – october 22th.

Thanks to Taylor Hanson for raising my awareness! 🙂
God Bless you all!..

Rostov, Russia.

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Comment on Hungry For Peace, Day Two by Melanie http://fastdarfur.org/hungry-for-peace-day-two/#comment-2970 Wed, 23 Sep 2009 10:47:05 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=2853#comment-2970 Best of luck Taylor, I will keep you and those in Darfur in my thoughts.

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Comment on Join by Dhivya http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-2962 Wed, 23 Sep 2009 06:32:51 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-2962 My goal is three days, water only, starting at 12:00am on 23 September and ending at 12:00am on 26 September. I’ve never known what it is like to be hungry and I am sure that even after these three days, I will have only a fleeting glimpse at it, at best (or worst, depending on your point of view). I could (and will) donate to this cause and write to President Obama and my congressmen, but blindly writing a check or a letter doesn’t do much for empathy. I have invited my friends to participate in this with me.

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Comment on Hungry For Peace, Day Two by Caroline http://fastdarfur.org/hungry-for-peace-day-two/#comment-2961 Wed, 23 Sep 2009 06:22:27 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=2853#comment-2961 I am only ending my first day but your words have inspired me to go for a second day. Each time I feel hungry I think to myself wow.. I actually have the option to go eat something right now, and not doing it makes me feel like I am contributing to a great cause of awareness. Thank you Taylor! good luck with your third day tomorrow!

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Comment on Join by Caroline http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-2960 Wed, 23 Sep 2009 06:18:59 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-2960 I am now ending my first day of my first water fast. My goal is two days. Hope I can make it through tomorrow!!

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Comment on Hungry For Peace, Day Two by Alison http://fastdarfur.org/hungry-for-peace-day-two/#comment-2959 Wed, 23 Sep 2009 06:11:47 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=2853#comment-2959 Thank you for sharing your thoughts and this experience with us, Taylor. It really is inspiring, and I think that you and everyone else who is participating in the fast this week are doing something great. I did a fast once, but only for 24 hours, and more as a fundraiser than a protest or a call for action. I remember how difficult it was, and it really does make you appreciate the fact that you have such easy access to something as basic as food. We’re all so lucky, and most of the time we don’t even realize it.

I wish I had known about this fast before yesterday so that I could have participated from the start, but more than that, I wish that I had known more about the issues in Darfur. Obviously, I knew something awful was happening, I don’t think anyone who owns a TV or radio or computer can be ignorant of it, but now I am moved to learn more.

Even though it won’t be the same as joining in this fast, I plan to do a three day fast myself once I know more about this issue. Even though I already know this is a great cause, I want to educate myself about it properly so that when someone asks me why I’m fasting, I’ll be able to give them an answer that this cause deserves.

Thanks again for the inspiration, and like others have said, stay strong! You can make it! 🙂

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Comment on Hungry For Peace, Day Two by Leslie http://fastdarfur.org/hungry-for-peace-day-two/#comment-2956 Wed, 23 Sep 2009 04:16:40 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=2853#comment-2956 Go Taylor Go!! =) … I know that you are stong, I really admire you for doing this.. all my support for you!

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Comment on Hungry for peace by Cecy http://fastdarfur.org/taylor-hanson-joins-darfur-fast-for-life/#comment-2951 Wed, 23 Sep 2009 00:56:21 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=2839#comment-2951 I´m really proud to love your music, because not only are you an incredible musician but an even better human being!

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Comment on Hungry For Peace, Day Two by Catherine http://fastdarfur.org/hungry-for-peace-day-two/#comment-2948 Wed, 23 Sep 2009 00:43:01 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=2853#comment-2948 Taylor,
Wow, I admire your strength. I will share this link with my friends. You take care!
– Catherine

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Comment on Hungry For Peace, Day Two by Mary http://fastdarfur.org/hungry-for-peace-day-two/#comment-2946 Tue, 22 Sep 2009 23:38:06 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=2853#comment-2946 Taylor,

Your are inspiring many to open their eyes and hearts. I will be joining the fast and I pray for your strength and dedication.

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Comment on Hungry For Peace, Day Two by HJ http://fastdarfur.org/hungry-for-peace-day-two/#comment-2944 Tue, 22 Sep 2009 23:27:25 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=2853#comment-2944 Thanks for doing this and keeping the blog about it on behalf of those whole can’t blog about how they feel every day! Blessings to you and your family.

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Comment on Hungry For Peace, Day Two by fra http://fastdarfur.org/hungry-for-peace-day-two/#comment-2943 Tue, 22 Sep 2009 22:27:12 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=2853#comment-2943 You are strong Taylor…thank you for doing this…you are just an amazing person!!!!!!!!
i don’t have the right words to express how amazed I am by you and the other people of fastdarfur!! You are truely an example for us all!

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Comment on Hungry For Peace, Day Two by Carla & Amanda http://fastdarfur.org/hungry-for-peace-day-two/#comment-2942 Tue, 22 Sep 2009 22:05:10 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=2853#comment-2942 Stay strong Taylor! Your actions have brought on the awareness of others. We support you and the people of Dafur.

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Comment on Hungry for peace by B http://fastdarfur.org/taylor-hanson-joins-darfur-fast-for-life/#comment-2941 Tue, 22 Sep 2009 21:30:31 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=2839#comment-2941 This is awesome to do. Your short, but heartfelt, declaration showered great strength in appealing to one’s pathos. Stumbled upon your statement by accident but glad I did. I am fasting as well and want to say this was inspiring to read midway through the fast.

– B

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Comment on Hungry for peace by Judy http://fastdarfur.org/taylor-hanson-joins-darfur-fast-for-life/#comment-2938 Tue, 22 Sep 2009 20:53:34 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=2839#comment-2938 This is so Great Tay!! Congrats for u… and I am so proud for be your fan!!

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Comment on Hungry for peace by Amy http://fastdarfur.org/taylor-hanson-joins-darfur-fast-for-life/#comment-2923 Tue, 22 Sep 2009 16:11:46 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=2839#comment-2923 One of the many reason why I am proud to be a Hanson fan!! You truly are an inspiration to those around you!!

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Comment on Join by Valerie Turner http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-2919 Tue, 22 Sep 2009 15:17:06 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-2919 I will fast September 22nd-24th with water only beginning the 22nd at 12:00pm in solidarity with the people of Darfur.

Many thanks to Taylor Hanson for introducing myself and others to this site and encouraging others to take action and become the difference. My heart and thoughts are with those in Darfur and the many others around the world taking action to bring hope and change.

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Comment on Hungry for peace by Raven http://fastdarfur.org/taylor-hanson-joins-darfur-fast-for-life/#comment-2917 Tue, 22 Sep 2009 14:00:11 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=2839#comment-2917 God bless you. I’ve already started and I didn’t even realize it! I didn’t have breakfast this morning and I’m not going to eat anything else for the next three days. I know I need to do this. I’m going to. I wish I could have caught this yesterday, but I’m going to start today.

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Comment on Hungry for peace by ARIELLE http://fastdarfur.org/taylor-hanson-joins-darfur-fast-for-life/#comment-2916 Tue, 22 Sep 2009 12:52:57 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=2839#comment-2916 Today I fast with you. I fast for those who have no other option. I fast for peace, and I fast to show the world I will not take my life for granted.

Today I fast with you.

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Comment on Join by Naït Leticia http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-2911 Tue, 22 Sep 2009 08:25:18 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-2911 I will fast today (the 22nd/sept) for the people in Darfour ! They are in my prayers…..

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Comment on Hungry for peace by Bracha http://fastdarfur.org/taylor-hanson-joins-darfur-fast-for-life/#comment-2904 Tue, 22 Sep 2009 06:19:35 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=2839#comment-2904 As Aviva said, fasting can truly make changes not just in our physical world but in the higher relams to bring change and growth. On Yom Kippur we fast to bring mercy into the world. May those who are fasting for Dafur use this time for introspection and growth, to see how they can further make a difference.
As we say to those we’d like to honor- Kol HaKavod, Taylor.

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Comment on Hungry for peace by Suzette http://fastdarfur.org/taylor-hanson-joins-darfur-fast-for-life/#comment-2903 Tue, 22 Sep 2009 05:56:04 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=2839#comment-2903 Taylor You are such an Inspiration

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Comment on Join by Denise De Camp http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-2900 Tue, 22 Sep 2009 04:30:31 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-2900 I will fast the 22nd, 23rd, and 24th water only in solidarity with those in darfur who have no choice but to subsist on the most meager rations. Many thanks to Taylor Hanson for raising his fan base’s awareness.

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Comment on Hungry for peace by Julia http://fastdarfur.org/taylor-hanson-joins-darfur-fast-for-life/#comment-2899 Tue, 22 Sep 2009 04:25:10 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=2839#comment-2899 Taylor, I think what you’re doing is AWESOME!!!!! LOVE YOU!!!!! Julia

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Comment on Hungry for peace by Shari http://fastdarfur.org/taylor-hanson-joins-darfur-fast-for-life/#comment-2890 Tue, 22 Sep 2009 02:33:47 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=2839#comment-2890 It’s very inspiring to see Taylor and so many other people here getting involved by fasting for three days in the name of those suffering in Darfur. It’s something alot of people are not willing or able to do. Good luck to all in your efforts of lasting the three days without food.

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Comment on Hungry for peace by Sheila http://fastdarfur.org/taylor-hanson-joins-darfur-fast-for-life/#comment-2889 Tue, 22 Sep 2009 02:28:09 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=2839#comment-2889 This is a wonderful way to ‘stand in the gap’ for a group of people who need sooo much support. I stand with you.

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Comment on Hungry for peace by Maura http://fastdarfur.org/taylor-hanson-joins-darfur-fast-for-life/#comment-2886 Tue, 22 Sep 2009 01:57:30 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=2839#comment-2886 Yeah this world needs tons more people like you! Let’s all quote that, because the world would be such a better place.

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Comment on Hungry for peace by Lindsay http://fastdarfur.org/taylor-hanson-joins-darfur-fast-for-life/#comment-2885 Tue, 22 Sep 2009 01:36:08 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=2839#comment-2885 this world needs more people like you. I am so proud that you are doing it! good luck!
hugs

lindsay

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Comment on Join by Adriana http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-2883 Tue, 22 Sep 2009 00:36:04 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-2883 I am fasting September 22 and September 23 in solidarity with the brothers and sisters in Darfur who are starving to death, dealing with unspeakable violence, and living without peace. Thanks to Taylor Hanson for raising my awareness!

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Comment on Hungry for peace by Cobi http://fastdarfur.org/taylor-hanson-joins-darfur-fast-for-life/#comment-2882 Tue, 22 Sep 2009 00:31:56 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=2839#comment-2882 I think this is great. I am joining you 🙂
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Comment on Hungry for peace by Maura http://fastdarfur.org/taylor-hanson-joins-darfur-fast-for-life/#comment-2879 Mon, 21 Sep 2009 23:32:40 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=2839#comment-2879 What a wonderful story, Taylor-I hope you do well and come out of it with so much musical inspiration about what you did. Love, Maura

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Comment on Hungry for peace by Lindsay http://fastdarfur.org/taylor-hanson-joins-darfur-fast-for-life/#comment-2877 Mon, 21 Sep 2009 22:48:37 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=2839#comment-2877 What you are doing is so inspiring! It is great to see people take a stand for a cause and make a change! It only takes one person’s actions to make a small difference! Stay strong and don’t give up!

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Comment on Signed up for fasting on September 21: by Darline Weihl http://fastdarfur.org/signed-up-for-fasting-on-september-21/#comment-2875 Mon, 21 Sep 2009 22:33:35 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=2812#comment-2875 I have been fasting since midnight and am praying for the people in Darfur. I tried to subit my name earlier but I guess it did not go through!

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Comment on Hungry for peace by Karina http://fastdarfur.org/taylor-hanson-joins-darfur-fast-for-life/#comment-2872 Mon, 21 Sep 2009 21:49:32 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=2839#comment-2872 Go ahead Taylor! The world needs more people like you!

Hugs!

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Comment on Hungry for peace by Kitra http://fastdarfur.org/taylor-hanson-joins-darfur-fast-for-life/#comment-2868 Mon, 21 Sep 2009 20:53:06 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=2839#comment-2868 Awesome. I am easily motivated myself if I remember the bigger cause, the bigger picture, and the greater need. I join you in fasting, we can do more for those that have died in honoring them by taking action!!!
-Kitra

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Comment on Hungry for peace by Aviva http://fastdarfur.org/taylor-hanson-joins-darfur-fast-for-life/#comment-2866 Mon, 21 Sep 2009 20:21:02 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=2839#comment-2866 Taylor, Best wishes for a meaningful fast. Like groups that perished in the Holocaust, the people of Darfur are the victims of a tyrannical regime. And for all the Jewish people that fast to observe the day of atonement (Yom Kippur) this Sunday night, I hope that it will be an opportunity to extend the goals of the fast for Darfur.

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Comment on Hungry for peace by Jen http://fastdarfur.org/taylor-hanson-joins-darfur-fast-for-life/#comment-2865 Mon, 21 Sep 2009 20:19:29 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=2839#comment-2865 This is a great thing you’re doing, Taylor. It really helps people realize that things they don’t think matter that much, actually do. People take things for granted, and I admit, I have too. But today I am going to fast with you and thousands of others, and maybe bring hope into the lives of those who are suffering people in Darfur. We can all change the world, beginning with simple steps, so why not start now? Our generation has a chance to make a difference, and nothing except fear can really stop us.
It’s much more than just fasting, it can be a revolution.
“Ngi Ne Themba” 🙂
– Jen

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Comment on Join by mmclements http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-2838 Mon, 21 Sep 2009 06:44:01 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-2838 It is Time. Peace.

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Comment on Signed up for fasting on September 21: by Andrea Johnson http://fastdarfur.org/signed-up-for-fasting-on-september-21/#comment-2835 Mon, 21 Sep 2009 05:05:38 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=2812#comment-2835 I don’t think I can handle a water only fast, BUT I am going to go after a liquid only fast.

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Comment on Join by andy http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-2800 Sun, 20 Sep 2009 16:35:36 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-2800 i will do water fasting tomorrow!
peace and love is the answer! we are one!

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Comment on Contact by wael http://fastdarfur.org/contact/#comment-2757 Sat, 19 Sep 2009 14:56:03 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=31#comment-2757 Peace be upon you
I’m at Wael Suleiman Sa’id Sudanese nationality and the people of Darfur live in a village west of South Darfur and the earthquake wiped out the village of genocide by the government and kill all its people, and I have pictures of this Mapthbt Zmstendlt
I want to study and live the rest of my life in America Can you help me with this?
I had the pictures, which wiped out the village and documents to prove it of the displaced camps
Please help me and I want to ask for political asylum in order to learn and live, please answer the Notify me things required
And Hkura

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Comment on Join by Kia F. Lighty http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-2592 Tue, 15 Sep 2009 12:05:02 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-2592 I will do a water only fast on 21 September 2009! I will be praying for the Darfur citizens and others on the fast.

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Comment on Join by Joan Boysen http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-2488 Fri, 11 Sep 2009 13:11:59 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-2488 I will fast water only on 9/21

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Comment on Recent comments by Sun~Rose http://fastdarfur.org/recent-comments/#comment-2426 Tue, 08 Sep 2009 01:28:17 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=821#comment-2426 After going off the rations and Ramadan for one day over the weekend (on a trip), I restarted both today and will continue to fast for the second half through September 21st.

It did not feel good breaking either fasts, and restarting feels good. I don’t think it’s an ego sort of feel-good, but more a calm and peaceful sense of good, that since so many people care about ‘strangers’ there is much more Love and healing in the world than we can see.

It feels like more hearts opening up to giving every moment.

Love,
Sun~Rose

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Comment on Act by Sarah Gormady http://fastdarfur.org/act/#comment-2399 Sun, 06 Sep 2009 03:13:48 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=302#comment-2399 Fast for action

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Comment on Join by Debbie Livingston http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-2387 Sat, 05 Sep 2009 21:05:53 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-2387 I have been doing a refugee fast once a week ever since Mia started her fast… I usually fast on Wedesdays… I will be fasting in solidarity on September 21.

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Comment on Week 18: August 24 – 30, 2009 by Sun~Rose Mienik http://fastdarfur.org/week-18-august-24-30-2009/#comment-2240 Fri, 28 Aug 2009 04:01:36 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=2679#comment-2240 An interesting suprise is that having refugee rations has made these first six days of Ramadan much easier than they ever have been, which is not what I expected, as I am having so much less than usual. I feel … privileged to be able to stand with everyone fasting, involuntarily and voluntarily.

I miss fresh fruit, but it is only a mental thing, not a craving.

And there is this love for the People of Darfur, coming from this small sharing of their experience. And this wondering why so many find violence and control more appealing than love?

Sun~Rose, feeling the strong necessity to love more

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Comment on Join by Alexis http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-2200 Tue, 25 Aug 2009 18:22:11 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-2200 I too, shall fast in solidarity with the people of Darfur, Sudan. I carry with me a sense of hope and pride for the people subjected to inhumanity and constant suffering. Peace for All.

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Comment on Week 17: August 17 – 23, 2009 by Sun~Rose Mienik http://fastdarfur.org/week-17-august-17-23-2009/#comment-2195 Tue, 25 Aug 2009 02:31:37 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=2678#comment-2195 Today is the third day of refugee rations and Ramadan. With the exception of a bad migraine for the first two days (not related to the fast), it is quite easy, and with the usual harmonious rhythm of Ramadan’s sunrise-sunset.

Since I am usually mostly fruitarian, I’m missing fresh orange juice, and the pile of ripe bananas we have look just delicious, and none of that seems important. What is important is that there be more love in the world, and that the People of Darfur are the recipients of it by the improvement of their living conditions and circumstances.

The promise is miracles by prayer and fasting, and I’m happy to be a part of that.

Love,
Sun~Rose

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Comment on Join by Laurin Lonneberg http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-2194 Mon, 24 Aug 2009 21:51:55 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-2194 I will begin the water only fast tomorrow (august 25) and ending on the 27-28. hopefully i will find something better in me through this journey 🙂

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Comment on Recent comments by Natalia http://fastdarfur.org/recent-comments/#comment-1924 Sun, 09 Aug 2009 22:50:04 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=821#comment-1924 I just completed a 2-day water only fast. I started it out of principle, in solidarity and with the hope of somewhat making a difference. Even if it was just a drop in the ocean, it would be one more drop… I wasn’t prepared for the eye-opening experience and the impression going without food for 2 days made on me… I began with the thought of making a difference and by the end, IT had made a difference in me. When we often hear the news, see the images, we think we understand what they go through, but after only 2 days, I realized that we have absolutely no idea of how it feels to be in their situation. I grew up in the last few years of a dictatorship and still remember the food coupons; I’ve traveled to many places in the world with very harsh living conditions… But this 2-day fast has been an eye-opener for me. I realized how difficult it was to go about my daily life without food. And let’s be honest, it doesn’t even begin to compare with their hunger… I didn’t have to walk miles to find water; I had a refrigerator full of food within reach; I slept in my bed and had all the comforts of my home… Nevertheless, it was a very eye-opening experience…
So if you are reading this because you are considering fasting (just like I read other people’s comments before starting mine) and wonder “what kind of a difference is it going to make for people in Darfur that I go without food for a day or two?,” think of it this way instead, “what difference will it make for ME to try to understand how it feels not to eat anything for a couple of days?” The answer may surprise you… 🙂

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Comment on Recent comments by Sun~Rose Mienik http://fastdarfur.org/recent-comments/#comment-1806 Sat, 01 Aug 2009 23:25:34 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=821#comment-1806 p.s. That wasn’t too clear! I meant breaking the Ramadan fast with refugee rations. And I only read the Qur’an once, straight through, which, although I was brought up Jewish and became Christian, I’ve yet to do with the Bible! I think I’ll do that now.

Dates taste so delicious after hours and hours of dry fasting. It would be wonderful for the Darfuris.

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Comment on Recent comments by Sun~Rose Mienik http://fastdarfur.org/recent-comments/#comment-1805 Sat, 01 Aug 2009 23:21:10 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=821#comment-1805 Since I read that about 75% of the Darfuris are Muslim, I am thinking about continuing the 5 day a week liquid fast till Ramadan starts (the 21st), and then breaking the daily fast with refugee rations, as the Darfuris may have to.

Through prayer for Middle Eastern Peace, I was led to start fasting for Ramadan to share that experience about 15 years ago. I also read the Qur’an through, each day’s Surah. I have continued to do that since, and this year, as I pray for the people of Darfur, it seems even more important to do so.

It is customary to break the fast with dates, or so I read. Can you imagine how wonderful dates would taste to them, especially the children!

Does anyone have any idea how this could be accomplished, not just for the Muslims but the Christians, and people of local Religions?

Love,
Sun~Rose

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Comment on Congresswoman Gwen Moore’s Statement on Darfur Fast by Liz Palmer http://fastdarfur.org/congresswoman-gwen-moores-statement-on-darfur-fast/#comment-1763 Tue, 28 Jul 2009 21:34:04 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=2735#comment-1763 Thank you for joining us, and thank you for speaking out. WE cannot allow the plight of the people of Darfur be forgotten.
Liz Palmer
Brighton

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Comment on Join by Genenda http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-1544 Fri, 17 Jul 2009 21:29:47 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-1544 I will begin a water only fast tomorrow (July 18), which will last a minimum of two days. If I feel I am able, I will go longer. I will use this as a time of prayer for the people of Darfur.

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Comment on Join by Taylor http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-1519 Fri, 17 Jul 2009 08:14:20 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-1519 2nd Time Fasting—Water Only—June 17-19th
Good Job everybody.. Keep on raising awareness for Darfur and all the other chaos in our world today.

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Comment on Join by Patricia English http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-1511 Fri, 17 Jul 2009 00:58:11 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-1511 I will be doing the refugee fast on 7/18 and 7/19/09, for Darfur, and also for Rwanda, where I spent 4 months volunteering last year.

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Comment on About by Lynne L http://fastdarfur.org/about/#comment-1504 Thu, 16 Jul 2009 20:05:04 +0000 http:/?page_id=2#comment-1504 There are always nay-sayers. People should follow their hearts. Fasting is a traditional expression of spiritual connection with the larger world. It would be interesting to fast and contribute the money saved on food toward the aid work in Darfur.

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Comment on Share your own fasting experience here by Joanne Clarke, Gainesville, FL http://fastdarfur.org/share-your-own-fasting-experience-here/#comment-1446 Tue, 14 Jul 2009 21:44:08 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=388#comment-1446 I joined the fast a month ago. I am only fasting one day at a time, each Monday. In a way, I never feel the pain, but it is recurring and brings the suffering to mind each week. Because I have ulcer problems, I allow myself milk when I need it to settle my stomach, but that and water is all I consume. Until this Monday, I had not really been hungry. Yesterday was a little harder. I was grateful that I could eat when I woke up this morning, which isn’t something I would normally even think about. I know forgoing eating is very different from having nothing to eat. But it does remind me of how many people in this world are hungry.

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Comment on Join by Jenna Nekvinda (Occupational Therapy Assistant Club, Kirkwood Community College, CR Iowa http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-1422 Tue, 14 Jul 2009 04:26:10 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-1422 We will be fasting as a group (water only) in solidarity with those who are suffering in Darfur on July 14th, 2009.

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Comment on Day 2 by Anna Dang http://fastdarfur.org/day-2-6/#comment-1404 Sun, 12 Jul 2009 22:40:20 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=2684#comment-1404 You are amazing and become to inspire.

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Comment on by Liz Palmer http://fastdarfur.org/2433/#comment-1381 Sun, 12 Jul 2009 18:58:32 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=2433#comment-1381 Hi Abigail,

You have not failed.

You have been an inspiration and a source of awareness and compassion for me. You have shown others how hard it is to survive on so little. I fast 3 days a week and find that very hard. Not for the willpower to resist food, but for the body’s basic energy needs, just to get through the day without being lightheaded and to function in our fast-paced world.

Talks are proceeding in Egypt, and the world’s press have placed renewed interest in the area since the kidnapping of the two aid workers from Goal. The recent G8 summit has again highlighted the urgency and immediacy of poverty and hunger of IDP’s and people in conflict zones. There is movement on this issue, and the actions of people like yourself have helped to drive that.

Thanks again,

Liz Palmer
Brighton, UK

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Comment on 1st Day by Liz Palmer http://fastdarfur.org/1st-day/#comment-1380 Sun, 12 Jul 2009 18:48:42 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=2690#comment-1380 Well done Berrin. Thanks for joining up, it means a lot to so many.

Liz Palmer
Brighton, UK

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Comment on Day 1 by A. Latif Smjee http://fastdarfur.org/day-1-5/#comment-1349 Fri, 10 Jul 2009 18:47:48 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=2683#comment-1349 Naheed,I and your mom support you whole heartedly. Keep up the good work.
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Comment on Day 1 by Aneesa Pike http://fastdarfur.org/day-1-5/#comment-1348 Fri, 10 Jul 2009 18:00:08 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=2683#comment-1348 Naheed, I am soo amazed at your willingness to do this. I would like to support the cause, but nursing really challenges me at fasting. I however will support you through this..Be strong..I love you!

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Comment on Day 1 by Fauzia Simjee McClure http://fastdarfur.org/day-1-5/#comment-1347 Fri, 10 Jul 2009 15:59:52 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=2683#comment-1347 Robert and I are so awed, inspired, and humbled by your endurance and dedication towards bringing awareness to the human struggle in Darfur. Such awareness is absolutely imperative in order that each one of us do our part towards making a positive difference and bringing needed change to our world …we support you all the way…you never cease to amaze us, kiddo!

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Comment on Recent comments by Sun~Rose Mienik http://fastdarfur.org/recent-comments/#comment-1346 Fri, 10 Jul 2009 15:02:46 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=821#comment-1346 This morning’s Guidance: This fasting is a Gift of Love, and that is what is going to heal famine — and every error. Like the Light dismissing the darkness, Love dismisses the egregious selfishness that is what what We call ‘the world’ is all about.

Again it is what We Be that matters, and when We’re willing to Be the Presence of Love — which is Loving Our Neighbour as Ourself — then the Real Healing comes.

It’s the shift from Me to We.

Love,
Sun~Rose

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Comment on Day 1 by Angie Marr http://fastdarfur.org/day-1-5/#comment-1339 Fri, 10 Jul 2009 10:58:03 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=2683#comment-1339 It is an outrage that these courageous people are not a priority of the worlds governments. Human life is becoming so worthless to so many, the small can be heard in numbers together we can hopefully help alleviate some of their suffering and bring a little peace to their long struggle.

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Comment on Week 14: July 27 – August 2, 2009 by Sun~Rose Mienik http://fastdarfur.org/week-14-july-27-august-2-2009/#comment-1337 Fri, 10 Jul 2009 00:31:44 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=2675#comment-1337 As the beginning of my fourth month of juice fasting (six days a week, and now 5) approaches, I continually see what a blessing and a privilege it is to give this kind of Gift of Love.

Far from being a deprivation, it seems that the reward is so great that it is I who is receiving the Gift instead of giving it. Being hungry (and some days I am!) seems irrelevant. As St. Francis said: “It is in giving we receive.”

I’m so grateful for EVERYONE here.

Love,
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Comment on Share your own fasting experience here by Catherine Corpeny http://fastdarfur.org/share-your-own-fasting-experience-here/#comment-1336 Thu, 09 Jul 2009 22:45:10 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=388#comment-1336 I was going to begin my fast on June 20th when I was leaving for DC to lobby Congressional leaders on behalf of the LRA DISARMAMENT AND N UGANDA RECOVERY ACT. A very wise friend told me to hold a beat– wait for a time when I didn’t have to think, be sharp, or need energy. That turned out to be very sage advice. I ended up fasting the day I left DC on the 25th and thought I would do 5 days. I did three. Water only. I had never fasted before and the hunger pangs were painful and my thinking was blurred. My whole world became about how to transcend my feelings of hunger, and how much longer I had to wait until I could have food. The depth of my compassion grew for the Darfurian refugees. The last day of my fast I just tried to be still, tried to be in solidarity with those who were experiencing what I was experiencing except I got to stop after three days to a full refrigerator and they had to endure for months, years on end. Before I took my first bite of food after three days (that was supposed to be five) I said a prayer to all Darfurians, then cried. I will do my second fast sometime in August and continue my pledge to myself to not stop taking action in any way I can no matter how big or small until the genocide has ended. Catherine Corpeny

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Comment on John Whitledge joins Darfur Fast for Life by lynne http://fastdarfur.org/john-whitledge-joins-darfur-fast-for-life/#comment-1312 Wed, 08 Jul 2009 01:27:36 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=2659#comment-1312 I am proud of you John. Truly a great cause. I too will try it and spread the word among my colleagues; We take food for granted. I have seen so much waste at restaurants grocery stores, etc. I applaud you.

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Comment on Join by amphone http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-1302 Tue, 07 Jul 2009 03:37:58 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-1302 ! will water fast 7 July to 7Aug. God bless Dafur.

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Comment on Day 1 by Coby http://fastdarfur.org/day-1-4/#comment-1300 Tue, 07 Jul 2009 02:15:01 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=2663#comment-1300 thanks for taking the lead….you are awesome!!!!!
love and peace
coby

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Comment on Kimberly D. Mullen joins Darfur Fast for Life by C. Smith http://fastdarfur.org/kimberly-d-mullen/#comment-1299 Tue, 07 Jul 2009 02:08:38 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=2597#comment-1299 Your ambition to follow your heart has never skipped a beat. You have the drive that is comparable to Amelia Earhart… Aim for the Sky Kimber Slice! O-H..!!

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Comment on Day 1 by Eric http://fastdarfur.org/day-1-4/#comment-1296 Mon, 06 Jul 2009 19:25:53 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=2663#comment-1296 John — thank you for doing your part to continue the ripple effect of helping to educate people about the situation in Darfur. Blake joined the fast, and that got the attention of you and numerous other people, and now you are doing the same. The news doesn’t cover Darfur enough, so it is great that people like you are willing to step up and help to spread the news on a personal one-to-one basis. Thank you.

— Eric

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Comment on Kimberly D. Mullen joins Darfur Fast for Life by Karma http://fastdarfur.org/kimberly-d-mullen/#comment-1288 Sun, 05 Jul 2009 00:27:36 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=2597#comment-1288 You are amazing!

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Comment on Coby Archa’s Journal – Day 3 by Janu http://fastdarfur.org/coby-archas-journal-day-3/#comment-1287 Sun, 05 Jul 2009 00:16:33 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=2661#comment-1287 You will forever be a sunshine of hope to me, your mom, lil’ Janu and anyone that you touch!
Xo

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Comment on Mike Skupin’s Journal – Day 3 – 9am by Coby http://fastdarfur.org/mike-skupins-journal-day-3-9am/#comment-1286 Sat, 04 Jul 2009 17:42:59 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=2658#comment-1286 Very moving story thanks for sharing…I too feel…sadden a bit not victorious. You story helped thanks for sharing 🙂 Good luck with the kids today.
love coby

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Comment on Kimberly D. Mullen – Updates from Reflections…. by Coby http://fastdarfur.org/kimberly-d-mullen-updates-from-reflections/#comment-1285 Sat, 04 Jul 2009 17:37:49 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=2657#comment-1285 I understand this is soooooooooo much harder than I thought lol
Happy 4th to you and glad you realize how lucky we are to have such independence!
Much love coby

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Comment on Join by Linda Sophia Pinti http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-1284 Sat, 04 Jul 2009 16:00:16 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-1284 Hi. My name is Linda Sophia Pinti and I live in Cambridge, MA. I will begin fasting tomorrow, July 5. I pledge to continue until at least August 1, and I choose to fast some days on water only and some days on juice — that is how I fast best and I may go even 40 days or more, but one day at a time.

While fasting itself is an action in solidarity with the suffering of others, each day I will try to take some additional action, some positive step, small though it may be, to raise awareness (mine and others) about the suffering in Darfur and what we can do to make a difference. Thanks Mia for starting this chain and inspiring the rest of us.

With love and good wishes,
Linda

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Comment on Kimberly D. Mullen’s Journal – Day 2 by Anth http://fastdarfur.org/kimberly-d-mullens-journal-day-2/#comment-1281 Fri, 03 Jul 2009 23:29:37 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=2651#comment-1281 Kim Mullen, you are officially a goddess.

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Comment on Mike Skupin’s Journal – Day 1 by Coby http://fastdarfur.org/mike-skupins-journal-day-1/#comment-1280 Fri, 03 Jul 2009 20:38:33 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=2643#comment-1280 You go son! and you are fighting fathertime very well. It is the ‘habit’ of eating that I also seem to be struggling with. Makes me thankfull I get to make ‘eating’ a habit.

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Comment on Kimberly D. Mullen’s Journal – Day 2 by Coby http://fastdarfur.org/kimberly-d-mullens-journal-day-2/#comment-1279 Fri, 03 Jul 2009 20:27:38 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=2651#comment-1279 Beautifully written 🙂 Love you girl!

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Comment on Join by Paris Monique Love http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-1276 Fri, 03 Jul 2009 06:17:00 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-1276 Hi my name is Paris Monique Love I’m water fasting. I started June 29, 2009. This is day 5 for me and I have 25 days to go. (^__^) God bless the people of Darfur. I’m sending much love from Chicago, IL USA.

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Comment on Mike Skupin joins Darfur Fast for Life by Anth http://fastdarfur.org/mike-skupin/#comment-1268 Fri, 03 Jul 2009 00:14:23 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=2613#comment-1268 Skupin is the man.

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Comment on Wanda Shirk’s Journal – Day 1 by Coby http://fastdarfur.org/wandas-journal-day-1/#comment-1265 Thu, 02 Jul 2009 20:40:25 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=2640#comment-1265 That gave my chills…nothing is by chance. I am so emotional right now with what we are achieving, something so big with so little sacrifice from us. Getting teary thinking of you guys and this whole thing (no it isn’t because I am getting hungry lol)!

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Comment on Coby Archa joins Darfur Fast for Life by Karen http://fastdarfur.org/coby-archa-joins-darfur-fast-for-life/#comment-1264 Thu, 02 Jul 2009 19:37:59 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=2587#comment-1264 Coby – we are all behind you. Janu has to be so proud of her daddy.
(((hugs)))
Karen in AZ

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Comment on Kimberly D. Mullen joins Darfur Fast for Life by Kimberly D. Mullen http://fastdarfur.org/kimberly-d-mullen/#comment-1253 Thu, 02 Jul 2009 15:40:54 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=2597#comment-1253 I honestly wish I could do more. Coby, thank you for contacting me with this amazing opportunity. Doing this on the 4th of July holiday weekend couldn’t be anymore perfect or symbolic.

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Comment on Wanda Shirk joins Darfur Fast for Life by Coby http://fastdarfur.org/wanda-shirk-joins-darfur-fast-for-life/#comment-1247 Thu, 02 Jul 2009 08:02:54 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=2630#comment-1247 I love you Wanda!!! Our 2nd night together in Palau is still one of my all time favorite memories of my whole time there. You are always there for fans, friends and people in need. xoxoxoxo

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Comment on Kimberly D. Mullen joins Darfur Fast for Life by Coby http://fastdarfur.org/kimberly-d-mullen/#comment-1243 Thu, 02 Jul 2009 01:16:52 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=2597#comment-1243 Always the first and last to amaze me with your spirit. You have ALWAYS been there for anything I asked WOW. And I agree with Michael except your beauty is tied in both. Thank you so much for joining this ride with us 🙂

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Comment on Dr. Scout Cloud Lee joins Darfur Fast for Life by Coby http://fastdarfur.org/dr-scout-cloud-lee/#comment-1241 Thu, 02 Jul 2009 01:11:56 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=2605#comment-1241 You are right Jerry a AMAZING woman! I first met Scout walking down the street in Hollywood with my daughter in my arms, she was 7 weeks old at the time. I was holding her close to my chest as most new parents do, Scout suggested I turn her the other way. She said, ” To often in the world people do that, especially with their daughters..they hold them face down. Turn her the other way and always face her into the world.” I live by that to this day.

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Comment on Mike Skupin joins Darfur Fast for Life by Coby http://fastdarfur.org/mike-skupin/#comment-1240 Thu, 02 Jul 2009 01:08:26 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=2613#comment-1240 I am so proud of you and your commitment even though we have never even meet. I was always a ‘fan’ of yours and a bigger one now!

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Comment on Coby Archa joins Darfur Fast for Life by cara kaplan http://fastdarfur.org/coby-archa-joins-darfur-fast-for-life/#comment-1228 Wed, 01 Jul 2009 16:36:41 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=2587#comment-1228 Coby,
I am so proud of you and the way you care about others. Hoping your fast is an easy one, big hugs, see you in September
Cara

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Comment on Day 1 by Liz Palmer http://fastdarfur.org/day-1-3/#comment-1227 Wed, 01 Jul 2009 15:46:44 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=2591#comment-1227 Thank you John, that is very inspiring. I don’t know why I do this either, and many people don’t understand. But they know more about it now, because of my actions. That is my ‘why’.

Good luck,

Liz Palmer,
Brighton, UK

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Comment on Day 2 by Shannon Sedgwick Davis http://fastdarfur.org/day-2-4/#comment-1222 Wed, 01 Jul 2009 01:29:08 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=2594#comment-1222 Indeed John! So grateful that you shed tears for the suffering in Darfur!

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Comment on Coby Archa joins Darfur Fast for Life by Janu tornell http://fastdarfur.org/coby-archa-joins-darfur-fast-for-life/#comment-1218 Tue, 30 Jun 2009 21:39:19 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=2587#comment-1218 Coby,
Be very proud of yourself, for you are setting such a great example of unselfish love! Your daughter Janu will always be proud to have you as a father!
Love your guts!
Janu

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Comment on Join by Tiffany http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-1198 Mon, 29 Jun 2009 23:13:30 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-1198 I will water only fast from 6/29-7/5. I will be intentional about spending time in prayer for those in Darfur as well as advocating in any way I can.

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Comment on Join by Kendra Ginley http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-1194 Mon, 29 Jun 2009 16:18:49 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-1194 i will do a water only fast from june 29 until july 1 and i will water fast every monday after that at least through august

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Comment on Randy Newcomb by Shannon Sedgwick Davis http://fastdarfur.org/randy-newcomb/#comment-1189 Mon, 29 Jun 2009 03:29:27 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=2561#comment-1189 Randy, as your fast comes to a close tonight I want to thank you for playing such a significant role in finding a solution to the reason for this fast… Grateful to be in the battle with you!

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Comment on Join by Shayla http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-1151 Fri, 26 Jun 2009 01:35:16 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-1151 i will fast, water only, from june 28 to july 2.

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Comment on Join by Sandy Kemp http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-1149 Thu, 25 Jun 2009 23:56:17 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-1149 I will start my warter only fast on Sunday June 28 and will continue for as long as possible. God Bless you all!

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Comment on Oumar by Bria Temple http://fastdarfur.org/oumar/#comment-1131 Wed, 24 Jun 2009 18:14:37 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=264#comment-1131 You can still live your dreams Oumar. You want to be a teacher but you have already taught me something..to never give up on hope and be grateful for all I have. You are a great teacher. Good Lord will take care of you. You will always be in my prayers.

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Comment on Husna receiving monthly rations for her family of 5 by Bria Temple http://fastdarfur.org/following-husna-as-receives-the-monthly-rations-for-her-family-of-5/#comment-1130 Wed, 24 Jun 2009 18:08:26 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=124#comment-1130 Bless you may the Lord strenghtehen you strong woman. I will not forget you.

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Comment on A visit with Adef’s family by Bria Temple http://fastdarfur.org/a-visit-with-adef/#comment-1129 Wed, 24 Jun 2009 18:01:41 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=119#comment-1129 Adef you will always be in my prayers. You have beautiful children, the others are in a better place but I, 15 year old girl, am doing what I can to make Darfur Sudan a better place. May God Bless You and your family.

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Comment on Adam’s story by Bria Temple http://fastdarfur.org/introduction-3/#comment-1128 Wed, 24 Jun 2009 17:55:47 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=280#comment-1128 Adam you and your family are in my prayers. You are a strong man and in the midst of this chaos and slaying you stand by your community. Now it is time for the community to stand up for you. I will not forget you Adam. God Bless You.

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Comment on Join by Angela Anagnost Repke http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-1124 Wed, 24 Jun 2009 15:03:51 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-1124 Friends and I will fast Tuesday, June 30, 2009 (water only) and deeply pray for peace in Darfur. We are posting cause invites on Facebook and hoping for more to join. “The just shall live by faith” ~ Hebrews 10:37

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Comment on Link to Darfur Fast for Life! by Christian women for peace http://fastdarfur.org/link-to-darfur-fast-for-life/#comment-1109 Tue, 23 Jun 2009 13:18:13 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=713#comment-1109 We are to fast and pray for Darfur every evening in our fellowship and if possible invite us to hold a joint prayer together.

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Comment on by shiloh lillith http://fastdarfur.org/1908/#comment-1093 Mon, 22 Jun 2009 19:27:22 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=1908#comment-1093 My apologies for previous post…it is off of my blog and reading it again I realised that what flys on a blog as another example of my self deprecating humor read by people who know you sounds different to a stranger.

While I understand why aid workers feel that it would be a good idea to send money to organisations instead of spending money on a doctor monitored fast I think it is unfair to assume that one action excludes the other. I myself tho a member of the working poor stil manage to make small contributions. Fasting won’t be a substitute .

I have been trying to discuss Dafur with my friends for quite awhile. They just roll their eyes and change the subject.When I decided to fast I told my friends not because I expected any support and certainly not understanding . I was sure they would find it to be an act of self indulgence and self importance . I just wanted to warn people that I will be cranky.

I was amazed to find that for the first time they are willing to listen to me . The idea that I would not eat for 2 days just to protest the treatment of people I don’t even know seems to strike a chord with them.

So while I don’t have any illusions that my going hungry for a couple of days will change the world it may in some way influence at least a couple of people into at least listening and maybe eventually even taking action.

All I can do is hope.
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Comment on Join by Allison http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-1084 Mon, 22 Jun 2009 05:23:49 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-1084 I will be fasting June 23rd and 24th (beverage only) and continue every Monday through the end of August.

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Comment on by Ricir Muhdi http://fastdarfur.org/1908/#comment-1080 Sun, 21 Jun 2009 04:44:53 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=1908#comment-1080 Fasting for starving people??? Please take the time and make the effort to send the food that you are not eating to the hungry people. Suggestion—Since you will most likely make more money in 2 years than I will make in a life time,,,consider hiring someone like me to make sure the food gets there.

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Comment on There’s something broken with the system by Daine http://fastdarfur.org/theres-something-broken-with-the-system/#comment-1076 Sun, 21 Jun 2009 00:31:35 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=1604#comment-1076 What exactly should we do about the genocide in Darfur?

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Comment on About by Camila http://fastdarfur.org/about/#comment-1067 Sat, 20 Jun 2009 15:55:13 +0000 http:/?page_id=2#comment-1067 My support and love to all of you who have embarked (or thinking of) on this journey of selflessness. Even if you are doing it for (apparently) the wrong reasons, you deserve appreciation as fasting is not easy. There is something transcendental that happens when you Choose to do something for someone else. Kudos and God speed from Wisconsin.

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Comment on by taneil http://fastdarfur.org/2433/#comment-1064 Sat, 20 Jun 2009 05:18:25 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=2433#comment-1064 I watched this show and I have to say I wasn’t happy with it at all. Here again you have white women exploiting a story and “pretending” to have empathy for Leymah and her fellow Liberian sisters story but, as a film maker myself, I’ve learned to hone my eyes. Number one both Disney and Sherr were very uncomfortable when Leymah began talking and couldn’t wait to switch the focus to Disney’s documentary (I believe she forgot it was in fact a documentary when she referred to Leymah and others as “characters” when showing HER doc to other women higher on the racial color caste system created by europeans) I mean really!! A white supremacist always gives themselves away. What compensation is Leymah getting for her story being exploited and for Disney and other white supremacist women to present themselves as human beings let alone caring/empathetic ones. We all know that white supremacist capitalist patriarchal women in the US DO NOT care about women of color let alone black women UNLESS, they can benefit more than the victims of their psychological terrorism.

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Comment on Join by Susan Marie Beschta http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-1063 Sat, 20 Jun 2009 02:47:42 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-1063 I will fast with H2O only on Mondays until the refugees in Chad feel that it would be safe for them to go back to their villages and homes in Sudan.

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Comment on Join by Susan Marie Beschta http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-1062 Sat, 20 Jun 2009 02:45:33 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-1062 I will fast w/ H2O only on Mondays until the refugee camps in Chad are closed and the citizens of Sudan feel that it would be safe for them to return to the country of their birth – Sudan.

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Comment on About by Liz Palmer http://fastdarfur.org/about/#comment-1056 Fri, 19 Jun 2009 17:08:46 +0000 http:/?page_id=2#comment-1056 This peaceful action, along with a massive push for raised awareness and the actions of hundreds of supporters of other charities (Enough, I-ACT) have assisted in bringing this issue to the forefront of the US foreign policy agenda.This has resulted in a US envoy to Sudan to assess the situation on the ground, and the successful negotiation of 3 aid agencies,under the guise of ‘new names’, to return to Sudan.

At this stage, the envoy has stated that the situation is stable, a statement that is being refuted by many on the ground in Sudan, and also by the rebel Sudan Liberation Movement (SLM) Abdel Wahid Al-Nur, who is based in Paris. The situation in the camps remains critical, rule of law is not assured and the people across the border in Chad are not returning home, for fear of repeat attacks.

Yes, money would help. But we don’t all have money to give.

A combined strategy of generosity of spirit from a growing support base has led us to this point.

It is far from being enough, but it is a start.

We are not “starving ourselves”. This is a controlled fast, which we can break, because we have the choice, and the resources to hand. Fasting is not for everyone, but it can be effective. We all remember Ghandi, and those in the UK will know of Bobby Sands.

But this action is not just about fasting. This action also advocates pressuring the national and local leaders to make this a priority.

I am proud to be a part of this. I shall continue to support this Fast for Life for the people of Darfur because I have hope that together we can contribute to peace for the people of Sudan.

I live in the UK, I joined this fast and this cause because of my raised awareness through this action. In that time, I have passed on the message to many, who now also follow and support. The power of many combined as one is a mighty force indeed, and we would do well to believe that, given what is happening now in Iran, and Peru.

Your voice will be heard.

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Comment on About by Magdalena http://fastdarfur.org/about/#comment-1054 Fri, 19 Jun 2009 16:20:38 +0000 http:/?page_id=2#comment-1054 I agree with “Disgruntled Aid Workers” – starving yourself (& it seems some of you want to do it to lose weight) won’t help as much as donations (both monetary & your time) and putting pressure on your government.

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Comment on About by Disgruntled Aid Workers http://fastdarfur.org/about/#comment-1052 Fri, 19 Jun 2009 10:48:12 +0000 http:/?page_id=2#comment-1052 This is ridiculous. Take all the money you will spend on doctor’s bills getting your check ups to make sure you’re not depleting your bodies and donate it to the hundreds of agencies (many of them Sudanese) still helping the people of Darfur. Starving yourself for a week is not going to accomplish anything. You should also catch up on the latest news, which is that half of the major aid agencies expelled after the ICC indictment are allowed to return to Sudan. This is thanks to Obama’s envoy, not the global fast. You want to do something? Speak to your government or donate your time. But do us a favor – eat something first, we need your energy. Cheers from Darfur 🙂

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Comment on Join by Bill green http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-1051 Fri, 19 Jun 2009 07:27:28 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-1051 I will fast for 2 days june22 and 23 water only

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Comment on Maria Bello Joins Darfur Fast For Life by christine http://fastdarfur.org/maria-bello-joins-darfur-fast-for-life/#comment-1049 Fri, 19 Jun 2009 06:23:04 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=2515#comment-1049 eeeeeeeek i love you soooooooooo much u are a wonderful person,strong, talented unbelieveable gorgeous and u deserve the best and only the best. i love you to death because your YOU

xoxo christine

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Comment on Join by Kathryn Smith McGlynn http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-1048 Fri, 19 Jun 2009 04:22:47 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-1048 Fasting in solidarity June 19.

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Comment on by maria bello http://fastdarfur.org/2433/#comment-1040 Thu, 18 Jun 2009 22:50:19 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=2433#comment-1040 Good luck

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Comment on by maria bello http://fastdarfur.org/2433/#comment-1039 Thu, 18 Jun 2009 22:48:50 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=2433#comment-1039 Abigail – I started the fast yesterday and have been reading all of the blogs. Your honesty and beauty really moved me. Thank you for not being “perfect”. You made me feel not so lonely anymore and are showing me how to be humble in my humanity. Much Love. Maria Bello

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Comment on Join by Rebekka White http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-1019 Wed, 17 Jun 2009 00:01:25 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-1019 I am fasting-water only-on June 16+17 and will curtail my food intake to a minimum thereafter in solidarity with my brothers and sisters in Sudan.

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Comment on Join by Sharon Kim http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-1018 Tue, 16 Jun 2009 07:26:43 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-1018 i will fast water only this saturday in remembrance of world refugee day. I hope i will stick to it. God bless yall for ur helping in little and big ways. perseverance.

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Comment on Join by Judi http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-1015 Mon, 15 Jun 2009 16:46:26 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-1015 I made it through 5/16 to 5/31, the full 15 days, water only.

I’m back to re-enlist. Starting today 6/15, I will fast for another 15 days, water only, in solidarity for the refugess of Darfur.

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Comment on Join by Graff http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-1004 Sun, 14 Jun 2009 04:53:09 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-1004 I will start fasting on Monday (June 15), all the way to Thursday (June 18). Water only.

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Comment on James Michael joins Darfur Fast for Life by Ashba Fantasy http://fastdarfur.org/james-michael-joins-darfur-fast-for-life/#comment-1001 Sat, 13 Jun 2009 12:19:42 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=2457#comment-1001 James, thank you for using your “means” to bring awareness for something that should NOT be going on EVER. I’m sitting here w/ my cup of coffee trying not to eat breakfast and I’m weak. I can’t imagine how deplorable conditions must be. I’m a nurse. I help people. I can’t fathom this. Darfur needs fixed and people like you are going to see that happen. God bless. xo

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Comment on James Michael joins Darfur Fast for Life by ANA http://fastdarfur.org/james-michael-joins-darfur-fast-for-life/#comment-999 Sat, 13 Jun 2009 03:25:22 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=2457#comment-999 It’s nice to see that there are still people in this world who care about others, there is nothing greater than someone who is willing to give without expecting something in return. I’m proud to know that this time you are not using your voice only to entertain us, but to speak in the names of those who can not.

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Comment on Join by Rabbi Marty Lawson http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-997 Sat, 13 Jun 2009 02:27:47 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-997 I will be fasting along with many rabbis and people of conscience from Wednesday evening, June 17 through Thursday evening, June 18. The prophet asks: “Is this the fast that I have chosen?” Yes, we can answer! This is a fast of righteousness hoping to save the lives of millions of women, children and men trapped in the horror of Darfur. May our efforts bring about the overthrow of the merciless Bashir regime!

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Comment on Recent comments by Eleni (Aqua) http://fastdarfur.org/recent-comments/#comment-996 Sat, 13 Jun 2009 01:57:27 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=821#comment-996 I completed a water only fast along with 2 friends and we have commited to continue with fastung 1 day per week in order to remain mindful of the atrocities happening not only in Darfur but around the world. With hope & prayer in our hearts, we take a stand.

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Comment on James Michael joins Darfur Fast for Life by Ashley (aka MNS) http://fastdarfur.org/james-michael-joins-darfur-fast-for-life/#comment-994 Sat, 13 Jun 2009 01:52:19 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=2457#comment-994 I have gained so much more respect for you than I already had…and that is saying a lot.

You are inspirational beyond words.

Love ya…..Mrs Nikki Sixx

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Comment on James Michael joins Darfur Fast for Life by Julie Ferland http://fastdarfur.org/james-michael-joins-darfur-fast-for-life/#comment-991 Fri, 12 Jun 2009 21:59:19 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=2457#comment-991 You are awesome! Thank you! I’ll be joining you tomorrow!

Julie xoxoxo

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Comment on Donations by Monica http://fastdarfur.org/255/#comment-990 Fri, 12 Jun 2009 21:14:07 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=255#comment-990 Donating the money I have saved by skipping dinner every night for 2 months now on behalf of James Michael who I respect and admire. Spreading the word the best I can and will continue my “meal bank” and continue to donate once a month.

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Comment on Join by Willow Brohmer http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-985 Fri, 12 Jun 2009 16:45:31 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-985 Fasting for those that have and are experiencing the atrocities being committed in Darfur, and for the safe return and travels of the iAct team now in Chad at refugee camps keeping the stories of Darfuri victims alive.

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Comment on James Michael joins Darfur Fast for Life by Monica http://fastdarfur.org/james-michael-joins-darfur-fast-for-life/#comment-984 Fri, 12 Jun 2009 15:47:53 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=2457#comment-984 All my love, respect and support for your courageousness. It takes small steps to make great change. We are here to help in your times of weakenss. Just remember the cause and that these people have no idea what an Oreo is and have never tasted one. Puts a whole new perspective on how you will look at food from now on. You truly are a good man!

XOXO,
Monica

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Comment on James Michael joins Darfur Fast for Life by Geraldine Kelly http://fastdarfur.org/james-michael-joins-darfur-fast-for-life/#comment-982 Fri, 12 Jun 2009 15:39:47 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=2457#comment-982 Thinking of you…..

Good luck James!

All the best!

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Comment on James Michael joins Darfur Fast for Life by Nancy http://fastdarfur.org/james-michael-joins-darfur-fast-for-life/#comment-981 Fri, 12 Jun 2009 14:25:27 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=2457#comment-981 Good luck James. We are cheering for you!

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Comment on James Michael joins Darfur Fast for Life by amy http://fastdarfur.org/james-michael-joins-darfur-fast-for-life/#comment-979 Fri, 12 Jun 2009 12:24:56 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=2457#comment-979 Good luck James. You can do this.

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Comment on James Michael joins Darfur Fast for Life by Heather http://fastdarfur.org/james-michael-joins-darfur-fast-for-life/#comment-978 Fri, 12 Jun 2009 11:36:18 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=2457#comment-978 Good Job James making a stand against a injustice!!At least you know when your next meal is…not everyone can say that and in this day in age regardless where you live or youe beliefs you should have the basics food,shelter and health care

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Comment on Join by Krystin Kosche http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-972 Fri, 12 Jun 2009 02:56:23 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-972 I will go on a water fast every friday for a year starting June 12, 2009.

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Comment on End of fast by Melissa http://fastdarfur.org/end-of-fast/#comment-970 Thu, 11 Jun 2009 19:45:32 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=2395#comment-970 You are a true inspiration for all that you have done and for all that you continue to do! So many of us (ME …) sit around wondering what we can do to help, feeling truly saddened about events that continue to happen around the world. BUT we never figure out what it is we should do..You have found the way! Thanks for making such a difference in the world. Maybe this will motivate someone else into making a difference!

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Comment on Week 7: June 8 – 14, 2009 by Debra Longo http://fastdarfur.org/week-7-june-8-14-2009/#comment-966 Thu, 11 Jun 2009 04:58:25 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=1309#comment-966 water only

June 12, 13, 14

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Comment on Join by Julie Ferland http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-965 Wed, 10 Jun 2009 21:55:25 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-965 I’ll be fasting one day on June 13th. Let’s help those people, they do need our support and help! Peace!

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Comment on Join by zachary hancock http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-964 Wed, 10 Jun 2009 20:12:18 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-964 i will be doing the water only fasting for 4 days at least….its not much compared to waht these people suffer on an every day basis..they are in my prayers

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Comment on Join by Hassan Idriss http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-962 Wed, 10 Jun 2009 16:54:58 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-962 I an writting this message to all of you regarding you’re kindness and charity with your stand up behind Darfuris people and this message express to all believer in a Humanity to take actions for saving the life in peace to whole Mankinds through any way. However; I deeply send my enthusiatic to continiouing transfer with yours the messages as possible to whom had (Stone heart) and saying to them in our live we still got people had (Gold heart), God bless your efforts and the victory revolutions refer to all Human being rights.The victory will come! because you’re trying to make a sense of a life to powerless people,Bless Jop.

Valuable is the work you do
Outstanding in how you always come through
Loyal, sincere, and full of good cheer
Untiring in your efforts throughout the year
Notable are the contributions you make
Trustworthy in every project you take
Eager to reach your every goal
Effective in the way you fulfill your role
Ready with a smile like a shining star
Special and wonderful — that’s what you are!!

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Comment on hacked By darkshadow-tn by Kalebarkab http://fastdarfur.org/ds-html/#comment-954 Tue, 09 Jun 2009 17:26:05 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=54#comment-954 I want to find good pop music. Help me please.

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Comment on Join by amanda painter http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-949 Mon, 08 Jun 2009 16:53:50 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-949 i feel so blessed to have been able to help these people. i have been able to help people realize what is going on, and also to get them to join the cause to. i have fasted for three days and i will continue to fast. Thanks for all who have helped with this cause.

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Comment on Sunday, Day 38 by Liz Palmer http://fastdarfur.org/sunday-day-38/#comment-945 Mon, 08 Jun 2009 07:40:32 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=2187#comment-945 Warm wishes to you and Pam, and best wishes with the challenge ahead.
Liz Palmer
Brighton, UK.

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Comment on Contact by Patricia Oricht http://fastdarfur.org/contact/#comment-941 Sun, 07 Jun 2009 07:59:49 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=31#comment-941 I am wondering if there is a way for us to make a more organized mass fast? Meaning, would it draw more attention if everyone fasted at the same time for the same amount of days? Maybe even made it more public by doing a sit in during the fast in public places like parks etc…. around the world for many days? something to bring this to the light. Because right now Im feeling like we are all in some hidden cave fasting and no one who isnt involved with this knows about it. Therefore no one is going to care. I feel like people around the world are who can put the most pressure where its needed, but they cant if they arent aware. But maybe Iam wrong and just not seeing the big media blits I think this this needs and deserves in order for the world to wake up to whats happening. I am out here in the world, I meet many people all day long, and believe me very few have heard of Darfur or even know genocide exists anywhere. And most arent receptive when you do tell them because its isnt something they can see, isnt something they hear about every day. Their attention needs to be gotten through this fast. People need to know more about the situation in Darfur and also that there are people going hungry in an effort to stop the madness. I had no clue about what was going on until I read The Translator. Most people are as in the dark as I was.

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Comment on Adef’s food rations by Patricia Oricht http://fastdarfur.org/adefs-food-rations/#comment-939 Sun, 07 Jun 2009 07:17:51 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=540#comment-939 I will do a water fast on June 7th and then rations fast on others days

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Comment on End of fast by donna britt http://fastdarfur.org/end-of-fast/#comment-923 Fri, 05 Jun 2009 22:51:25 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=2395#comment-923 The fact that I heard about your fast and its meaning in Baton Rouge, Louisiana means that you have not suffered silently without impact. Thanks for your dedication to your fellow man. you are an inspiration.

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Comment on Nikki Dryden’s Day 5 Video by Liz Palmer http://fastdarfur.org/nikki-drydens-day-5-video/#comment-922 Fri, 05 Jun 2009 21:42:28 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=2423#comment-922 Thanks for joining the fast Nikki.
I hope it all goes well in the UK for your conference. I hope also that you will be able to raise awareness in the UK.

Bring an umbrella – forecast is wet!
Liz Palmer
Brighton, UK.

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Comment on Join by Sadie Bennie http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-912 Thu, 04 Jun 2009 21:37:16 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-912 I think this is an amazing effort, and i believe strongly in helping everyone around the world. I’m joining this cause for as long as i can, but at least a week, in memory of the people who have died in this holocaust and tell everyone about the effort.

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Comment on End of fast by Liz Palmer http://fastdarfur.org/end-of-fast/#comment-910 Thu, 04 Jun 2009 19:30:13 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=2395#comment-910 Blake, you ask whether your involvement in this Fast will help.

Yes, it will and it has.

Your commitment inspires me and it will continue to inspire others.

We do this for the people in Darfur, not only because they do not have a choice, but also for them to know that the world has not abandoned them, that there are people out there who know what is happening and are desperate to help.

The fast is ongoing, both in Darfur and around the world. We must continue to give support to this cause and to the basic human rights of the Darfuri people, until order is restored.

Thank you for fasting. Thank you for your inspiring words and deeds.

Liz Palmer
Brighton, UK

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Comment on Share your own fasting experience here by Beth http://fastdarfur.org/share-your-own-fasting-experience-here/#comment-909 Thu, 04 Jun 2009 19:20:01 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=388#comment-909 Today is my third day of my fast (water only) I started on June 2nd. I will say the 1st day was the worst. It has gotten easier, but it is still very hard, I’m exhausted! I have had great support behind this which has been wonderful. People have said how hard this must be, but what I have realized and said is “I have a CHOICE, I made this choice not to eat, I can choose to eat at anytime, the people in Darfur do not have this same luxury.” Something must be done. This can not go on any longer. I have never been to Darfur, but I’ve been to other parts of Africa and something needs to be done NOW.
I do hope that this helps to raise awareness and more people start to stand up for Darfur….only time will tell…..

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Comment on Join by kaitlynn http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-900 Wed, 03 Jun 2009 17:45:44 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-900 i will fast for as many days as i can with water only for the people in darfur who have to indure this everyday

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Comment on Join by Blake Roberts http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-897 Wed, 03 Jun 2009 03:11:14 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-897 I will be fasting (water-only) for three days. June 15-17,2009. Will also inform as many people I know about the situation in Darfur and fastdarfur.org.

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Comment on Abigail Disney – Day 4 by Liz Palmer http://fastdarfur.org/abigail-disney-day-4/#comment-896 Tue, 02 Jun 2009 22:58:28 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=2348#comment-896 Dear Abigail, Thank you for joining and for persevering. I have tremendous respect for your prolonged commitment, know how hard it has been to do just 4 days/week. I live alone, and don’t have the family-based connection with food, so giving it up is relatively easy.
(Its the sugar lows that get to me.)

Your commitment is a great source of strength to many of us fasting,

Thank again, and keep strong

Hamba gahle
Liz

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Comment on Sunday, Day 38 by robin weekley http://fastdarfur.org/sunday-day-38/#comment-889 Tue, 02 Jun 2009 02:43:06 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=2187#comment-889 hey sister,

Been watching/reading/praying for you as you’ve been walking down this path. I’m humbled and blessed by your experience. Lets catch up soon,
Robin

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Comment on Join by Bramer http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-866 Tue, 02 Jun 2009 02:17:01 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-866 I will fast on Monday June 9th, water only. In support of those who have no choice

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Comment on by Nicole Williams http://fastdarfur.org/1908/#comment-864 Mon, 01 Jun 2009 16:49:10 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=1908#comment-864 I’m joining in today.

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Comment on Peter Gabriel takes the fast baton from Congressman Payne by david thomas ebell http://fastdarfur.org/1701/#comment-861 Sun, 31 May 2009 22:43:05 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=1701#comment-861 thank you peter and mia for taking a stand for all of us, we must end this madness on our great planet, all we need is love, david thomas ebell.

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Comment on darfur fast blog #5 day three, impossible to ignore by hannah http://fastdarfur.org/darfur-fast-blog-5-day-three-impossible-to-ignore/#comment-855 Sun, 31 May 2009 14:31:35 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=1799#comment-855 jon, have you? or have you ever thought about writing a song for darfur? i just think that would be really really awesome. thanks for this 🙂 i think i may fast for a few days.

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Comment on Blake’s Initial Thoughts by Nancy Cahill http://fastdarfur.org/blake-mycoskie-joins-darfur-fast-for-life/#comment-850 Fri, 29 May 2009 20:50:37 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=2238#comment-850 Fasting IS scary. Thank you, Blake, for saying that publically. We are all afraid of being hungry and feeling weak. When I get hungry and weak, I start shaking. It’s a terrible feeling. Now that we know what the people of Darfur feel every day, we can speak even louder about this abhorrent situation–what man has done to his fellow man–it’s unspeakable, but we MUST speak louder and louder.

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Comment on Join by Tori http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-849 Fri, 29 May 2009 15:53:23 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-849 I will fast for as long as i can in honor of children, mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters and moe, that must go through this everyday in Darfur.

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Comment on Join by Elizabeth http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-847 Fri, 29 May 2009 08:44:49 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-847 I will fast 1 day – water fast

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Comment on Join by Julianne http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-846 Fri, 29 May 2009 03:57:12 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-846 I will do a water only fast for two days and try for three. I will fast for those who are suffering in Darfur…and pray.

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Comment on Join by Malin Hallgren http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-842 Thu, 28 May 2009 18:57:10 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-842 I will fast – water only- every Thursday from June throughout August in solidarity with the people in Darfur as a way to keep myself and those around me aware of the suffering.

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Comment on Join by Anna http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-839 Thu, 28 May 2009 15:06:11 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-839 I will fast for 4 days- water only and 14 days -refugees portion in solidarity with those in Darfur as a way to keep myself aware of the suffering around me.

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Comment on Join by Deep Joshi http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-835 Thu, 28 May 2009 06:18:53 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-835 ..I will be fasting today.. Wate only fast…

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Comment on Join by Lauren Roberts http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-831 Wed, 27 May 2009 17:48:32 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-831 I will fast and pray for seven days with friends.

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Comment on Recent comments by Sharen http://fastdarfur.org/recent-comments/#comment-827 Wed, 27 May 2009 03:37:59 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=821#comment-827 The light of hope and justice will never be put out!
We watch. We wait. We pray. We fast. We expect!

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Comment on Join by Caroline http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-821 Wed, 27 May 2009 01:15:25 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-821 I’m going to fast for three days – until this upcoming Friday, May 29, 2009 – by only drinking water.

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Comment on Abigail Disney joins Darfur Fast for Life by Liz Palmer http://fastdarfur.org/abigail-disney-joins-darfur-fast-for-life/#comment-818 Wed, 27 May 2009 00:06:11 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=2210#comment-818 Dear Abigail
You put into words so clearly how I feel. Thank you.

Liz

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Comment on Sunday, Day 38 by Nell Okie http://fastdarfur.org/sunday-day-38/#comment-817 Tue, 26 May 2009 20:45:58 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=2187#comment-817 Dearest Shannon,

Thank you, and Pam, for your kindness, your goodness, your courage, your inspiration!!

With love,
Nell Okie

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Comment on blog 3: day two, letters to the editor by Matt http://fastdarfur.org/blog-3-day-two-letters-to-the-editor/#comment-816 Tue, 26 May 2009 18:53:34 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=1727#comment-816 Mark nailed it – and I’ll reiterate it. “Fasting” is the best word we have in English for not eating with purpose. The fasts written about in Matthew were an attempt to become closer to God (and my guess is that there were different words used by Matthew for fast for God and fast for any other purpose, just like “love” is 4 different words, but one for us), not to bring awareness about an issue. Two completely different things.

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Comment on There’s something broken with the system by Betty http://fastdarfur.org/theres-something-broken-with-the-system/#comment-815 Tue, 26 May 2009 15:58:34 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=1604#comment-815 i don’t fell i am being political , just truthful so i must comment , if Obama cannot stand for the unborn in our own nation and even believes they have no rights to live even if they survive an abortion & would not approve a bill in the Senate in Illinois back before he EVER went to DC does he really embrace life at all ?? He will become more active in Darfur when he sees that it would further his agenda ,whatever that may be , oh lets see which way the wind is blowing today .
jon you are one of my heroes , the man who is so unpresumptious he will not capitalize his name . Therefore i am . God Bless you !

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Comment on blog 3: day two, letters to the editor by Betty http://fastdarfur.org/blog-3-day-two-letters-to-the-editor/#comment-811 Tue, 26 May 2009 05:24:25 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=1727#comment-811 jon,
I think you and the others who are fasting to bring attention and awareness to this awful plight of the people of Darfur are doing the right thing ! I love your response it was wise and to the point and very elequent which is what we expect from a man with your vision . I also admire how you NEVER capitilize your name jon. I will pray for the people of Darfur & for you and your family , God Bless

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Comment on We Fast in Solidarity by Betty http://fastdarfur.org/we-fast-in-solidarity/#comment-810 Tue, 26 May 2009 05:12:28 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=1469#comment-810 jon.
I admire what you are doing & I respect your reply on your fast , I to am a Christian but it seems sometimes we can be too religious/legalistic . You are tring to get public awareness to the suffering of the many innocent people .
God Bless you !

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Comment on Congressman Payne’s trip to Darfur by Shannon Rice http://fastdarfur.org/congressman-paynes-trip-to-darfur/#comment-809 Mon, 25 May 2009 20:53:55 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=2061#comment-809 When it seems the problems and injustices of the world seem too big and daunting and that our goverment is powerless and useless against the grinding of the machine, it is beautiful and brings me hope to see your preserverance in the fight for justice for our fellow man. I wish you many opportunities to impact and influence others to act.
God Bless!
Shannon from SF

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Comment on Peter Gabriel takes the fast baton from Congressman Payne by Joyce Davis http://fastdarfur.org/1701/#comment-808 Mon, 25 May 2009 16:33:23 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=1701#comment-808 thank you peter and mia and everyone who is joining the fast for darfur. i, too, will join the fast, with no fanfare or press, but only to be a part of the movement, from my birthday may 27, until may 29 –3 days to connect with my fellow man in darfur.
joycedavis
winsted ct

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Comment on Join by Melanie http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-807 Mon, 25 May 2009 16:27:03 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-807 I will be fasting for a week, seven days. I’m from Ontario, Canada. I think what is happening in Darfur is terrible. One step at a time, we can all raise awareness and help stop the on goings in Darfur.

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Comment on Link to Darfur Fast for Life! by Angeline Garris http://fastdarfur.org/link-to-darfur-fast-for-life/#comment-799 Sat, 23 May 2009 17:49:09 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=713#comment-799 Mia, it is so wonderful to know that there are people like you who care about the sufferings of this world and make an effective effort to help to the extent that you. I am going to join the fast asap. Blessings, Angeline Garris

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Comment on Join by Loreen McDonald http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-798 Sat, 23 May 2009 15:41:30 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-798 Fasting on Sunday, 24 May, 2009:

Loreen McDonald
Eshowe, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Water only

Hannah McDonald
Eshowe, KZN, South Africa
Water only

During the time we would normally prepare and eat food, we will be praying.
When we feel hungry, we will stand with those who are always hungry, and pray!

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Comment on Join by Sindisiwe McDonald http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-797 Sat, 23 May 2009 09:22:13 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-797 I will go on a water only fast for the day on Sunday 24 May 2009.
Thank you for your vision and commitment to the people of Darfur and the world.
It is really inspiring!

Peace, Grace and Love.

Sindisiwe (Grahamstown, South Africa)

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Comment on Share your own fasting experience here by Yasmine Kaidbey http://fastdarfur.org/share-your-own-fasting-experience-here/#comment-796 Sat, 23 May 2009 07:04:17 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=388#comment-796 There’s an Ancient Chinese Proverb that says:
“I hear…I forget
I see…and I remember
I do…and I understand”

I have read a lot about Sudan and Darfur, seen a lot of documentaries, I have heard many people talking about the feeble peace, and the suffering displaced but after I have completed my first day of Water Only fast I came to understand an entirely different aspect of their suffering and daily struggles.

I don’t think I can go on for 5 days on Water only (like I originally committed myself to),
this is my second day and I already feel dizzy, weak, and feverish while the people of Darfur have been starving, getting raped, displaced and getting killed since 2003! This cannot go on, the international community is responsible in case a state fails to fulfill its responsibilities. The international community must do something to put an end to this humanitarian crisis, We must act now!

I hope everyone will influence his/her friends or family to try to Fast for Life even if it’s just for one day, they will be surprised by the impact it leaves on them, I know I was.

I will continue my fast but I will be alternating between liquids only and rations I guess. I wish I could do much more, the people of Darfur and of Sudan are constantly on my mind and deserve a much better life. My thesis will be dedicated to them, their suffering, and their undying hope and humour.

Peace to all.

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Comment on Jane Wales Joins Darfur Fast for Life by Shannon Sedgwick Davis http://fastdarfur.org/jane-wales-joins-darfur-fast-for-life/#comment-793 Fri, 22 May 2009 19:19:59 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=2078#comment-793 Jane,
Much love to you. So grateful for your doing this with us. You can borrow my shower anytime!

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Comment on Wednesday, May 21, 2009 – Day 35 by Dr. Ron Cebik http://fastdarfur.org/wednesday-may-21-2009-day-35/#comment-792 Fri, 22 May 2009 14:16:12 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=2135#comment-792 Very eloquently said. You express the best of timeless religious and spiritual ideals. Unfortunately as thee advocates for a better humanity learned, fear and anxiety drive people to trust in their leaders to keep them safe and comfortable even at the expense of their higher ideals and aspirations (example: the Obama – Cheney debate on torture).
Perhap the crash of the American economy is a chance for our society to fast a while and discover that the satiation of desire is not the only way to achieve personal peace. You are to be numbered amongst the teachers of peace.

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Comment on by Joanne V Rhone http://fastdarfur.org/1908/#comment-788 Fri, 22 May 2009 02:50:41 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=1908#comment-788 I share you commitment to bring positive change for the people of Darfur. I will join you on 5/22/09.

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Comment on Recent comments by Julissa Resendiz http://fastdarfur.org/recent-comments/#comment-787 Fri, 22 May 2009 00:01:01 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=821#comment-787 its been 10 hours and im already feeling light headed. I know that the slight pain of hunger and minor headache is nothing compared to what life is really like for those suffering in Darfur and for those that have been on this hunger strike for days. I would love to try again tomorrow and maybe i can do it for a full day. my heart reaches out to everyone and seeing the hard work people are putting into this makes me want to try again 🙂 This is such a beautiful thing!!! I hope my commitment counts. God bless DARFUR!!!!!!!!!!!

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Comment on Link to Darfur Fast for Life! by Bedros ANSERIAN http://fastdarfur.org/link-to-darfur-fast-for-life/#comment-786 Thu, 21 May 2009 21:54:27 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=713#comment-786 Mia and the group,

We join you in your noble cause and appreciate your tireless effort.
With this act you are a hero of peace; now you join with those who understand the meaning of Genocide.

God Bless.

Peace,
Bedros Anserian

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Comment on An Ecosystem of Change by Dr. Ron Cebik http://fastdarfur.org/more-videos-coming-soon/#comment-785 Thu, 21 May 2009 20:58:48 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=1953#comment-785 Peter Gabriel is on to something that needs to be worked out in finer detail. It has to do with the interconnectivity brought on by the internet. However, the outcomes are not clear, but if there is increasing activity like shared fasting and other compassionate interventions, the yet unknown will emerge and affect some yet unknown outcome. Pragmatists pronounce something ineffective before its time. Since the economic system is in flux, perhaps economc policy can be affected by people willing to put their health on the line. Find some major corporation with interests in the Sudan and make them hurt at the bottom line. Such an act is possible through interconnectivity of the web. Thank you Peter

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Comment on Josh Davis – Day 3 Video by TCH http://fastdarfur.org/day-3/#comment-783 Thu, 21 May 2009 17:48:52 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=2088#comment-783 Thank you for caring about this issue…I was inspired to call 1800genocide and am encouraging my teenagers to donate their snack money to UN refugee relief.

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Comment on Join by Rachel Hooker http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-780 Thu, 21 May 2009 14:34:29 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-780 I will fast for 3 days. & then see if can go longer 🙂

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Comment on Recent comments by wunmi agunbiade http://fastdarfur.org/recent-comments/#comment-778 Thu, 21 May 2009 08:37:12 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=821#comment-778 day 3 was yesterday..i did eat some fruits as i needed to take pills for the cold flu am having.it was really tough.i wish i will continue today but i am taking a break..i will keep praying for the people of Darfur.I imagine what they go through not having any good rations to eat..i have been through a lot since monday when i started and its okay for me because i know there is food around me but i just don’t want to eat it.i also look forward to eating after the 3 days fast but these people of Darfur don’t look up to any food, they have no expectations at all.This is so hard.The wrath of God needs to descend on these wicked people causing so much pain in the lives of innocent children.

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Comment on Link to Darfur Fast for Life! by Izabela Lundberg http://fastdarfur.org/link-to-darfur-fast-for-life/#comment-776 Thu, 21 May 2009 01:00:20 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=713#comment-776 Mia,

I am join you in the “fast for life” as of today for next 7 days. May 20 – 27! Thank you for all that you do!

Fondly,

Izabela L.

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Comment on by Izabela Lundberg http://fastdarfur.org/1908/#comment-775 Thu, 21 May 2009 00:16:19 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=1908#comment-775 I am with you! I started this morning.

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Comment on Share your own fasting experience here by Judi http://fastdarfur.org/share-your-own-fasting-experience-here/#comment-774 Wed, 20 May 2009 23:48:41 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=388#comment-774 I’m on day 5 of my water only fast and feeling a little tired. While I am no stranger to fasting, I’ve done it in the past for spiritual and physical benefits, it’s a good feeling to do it for someone, or many someones, instead of just for myself.

I don’t know if this is cheating, but I’ve found from past fasts, there is a simple solution to killing those awful hunger pangs and cravings. I work in a busy corporate office and stomach growls can be embarassing, so I use this simple technique before meetings.

A few gulps of seltzer water. I don’t know if it’s the carbonation or what it is, but it will quiet the grumbling for a period of time so I can avoid drawing attention to myself.

My fasting best is 12 days, so the 15 days I have committed to seems easy. I may extend it if my body, and physician, allows!

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Comment on Join by Julissa Resendiz http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-773 Wed, 20 May 2009 20:56:19 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-773 I will fast for one day water only starting tomorrow. I will see how much farther I can fast in support of those in Darfur. 🙂

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Comment on Josh Davis – Day 2 Video by Deborah Stern http://fastdarfur.org/josh-davis-day-2-video/#comment-772 Wed, 20 May 2009 18:15:33 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=2063#comment-772 Josh there is always so much to you and never enough time to see all of who you are. But I am so proud to see what you are constantly doing for others. Bringing attention to the worlds pain in Dafur is just one more way you show all of us that there is more we have to do to make the world a family. Family does not let family starve. I stand with you and starting today will join you for two days. I will also send a donation to help feed the hungry. I will also send your story on to family and friends. Thank you for challenging us all.

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Comment on Link to Darfur Fast for Life! by Susette Piana http://fastdarfur.org/link-to-darfur-fast-for-life/#comment-771 Wed, 20 May 2009 17:01:06 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=713#comment-771 I’m in and join you in the “fast for life”. It’s a noble cause!

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Comment on Mia and Darfuris heard by Congress by Sharen http://fastdarfur.org/2045/#comment-768 Wed, 20 May 2009 13:40:29 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=2045#comment-768 Thank you Mia for leading the way. This is a great beginning.
We have much to do. Keep on.
Blessings to you.

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Comment on Mia and Darfuris heard by Congress by Moses Mark Howden http://fastdarfur.org/2045/#comment-767 Wed, 20 May 2009 11:22:37 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=2045#comment-767 Thank you Mia for all your hard work and deducation to the cause. God bless you and all the others who have worked so hard to prevent genocide in Darfur, and return humanitarian aid to the people.

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Comment on Mia and Darfuris heard by Congress by Liz Palmer http://fastdarfur.org/2045/#comment-766 Wed, 20 May 2009 09:25:32 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=2045#comment-766 “if the world only knew what was happening…”
We do know. And some of us are trying, every day, to do something.

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Comment on Day 31 by Nathaniel Smith http://fastdarfur.org/day-31/#comment-762 Wed, 20 May 2009 06:03:08 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=1998#comment-762 No. What you are doing – raising awareness – is helping. It’s the only way to prompt those with the power to end the crisis – the UN, member governments, major NGOs – into taking the necessary action. You are helping.

Your post here reminds me of Kierkegaard’s argument that it’s not enough to know something is the right thing to do: you also have to care enough to do it. Clearly you care and you are doing something. Keep up the good work and keep heart.

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Comment on Act by Tonya Ringle http://fastdarfur.org/act/#comment-758 Wed, 20 May 2009 02:33:01 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=302#comment-758 2nd full day of my fast is coming to a close. Much tougher today than yesterday. As a school teacher, I am horrified to think of all of the children having hunger pains like these (only much much worse) for days or weeks.

I pray daily that real action will be taken to help those poor people!

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Comment on darfur fast blog #5 day three, impossible to ignore by William http://fastdarfur.org/darfur-fast-blog-5-day-three-impossible-to-ignore/#comment-756 Tue, 19 May 2009 16:10:46 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=1799#comment-756 Jon, you don’t know me, but I shook your hand at The Rescue in Kansas City (for those who want to know what I’m talking about, visit invisiblechildren.com). Thank you for what you’ve done for the people of Darfur and for those suffering in other places as well. You’ve been an inspiration to me and I’m sure you have been to many others as well. You made an impact on my life. Thank you brother.

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Comment on Josh Davis takes the fast baton by Shannon Sedgwick Davis http://fastdarfur.org/1980/#comment-749 Tue, 19 May 2009 01:54:52 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=1980#comment-749 Josh,
Thanks for doing this. I know it is a lot for your as your body requires a lot of calories daily. Appreciate you, Shannon

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Comment on Act by Tonya Ringle http://fastdarfur.org/act/#comment-748 Tue, 19 May 2009 01:51:12 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=302#comment-748 Today was my first day of fasting. Not too bad so far. Whenever I get hungry I think of the poor people in the Sudan who are feeling the same way that I am, but don’t have a pantry full of food. Doing this, my heart hurts more than my stomach and I forget about wanting to eat.

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Comment on About by Amanda http://fastdarfur.org/about/#comment-747 Tue, 19 May 2009 00:52:07 +0000 http:/?page_id=2#comment-747 Mia, thank you for inspiring me!!! I am not trying to loose weight, but i am going to try and fast for 4 whole days. ill tell you how that works out for me!!! 🙂

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Comment on Join by Ria http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-744 Mon, 18 May 2009 18:28:23 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-744 Day One was okay. Tummy-growling = twice today. Pretty much sane, healthy. YEY!

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Comment on Share your own fasting experience here by eve http://fastdarfur.org/share-your-own-fasting-experience-here/#comment-742 Mon, 18 May 2009 09:39:12 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=388#comment-742 am on Day 1 of my fast.am praying without ceasing for the people of Darfur.I feel very sick this morning maybe because i slept directly under the fan last night.i need a lot of rest and i pray i will be okay by tommorrow in Jesus name.I am not relenting and no going back

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Comment on Join by eve http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-741 Mon, 18 May 2009 09:20:01 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-741 I just started this morning.am fasting for three days.I will be using this period to pray for the people of Darfur.Its just 10am ..i feel a bit sick because i slept directly under the fan yesterday.am sure by the time am off work at 5 and get some rest..i will be ok to continue tomorrow

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Comment on Sunday, May 17, day 31 by Shannon Sedgwick Davis http://fastdarfur.org/sunday-may-17-day-31/#comment-740 Mon, 18 May 2009 02:15:42 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=2002#comment-740 Just read your kind words on your blog. Your friendship has been a powerful force for me and has inspired me in so many ways. I am so grateful to know someone who suffers and is saddened by the state of the globe in a similar way. It makes me feel like I don’t have two heads!

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Comment on Week 3: May 11 – 17, 2009 by Virginia Applebaum http://fastdarfur.org/week-3-may-11-17-2009/#comment-739 Sun, 17 May 2009 23:50:20 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=1215#comment-739 Today has been hard. I’m tired and cranky and my head hurts. I can’t imagine what this must be like for the people in Darfur day in and day out.

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Comment on Join by Kyle Kubler http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-738 Sun, 17 May 2009 22:22:42 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-738 I’m a senior in high school and I will be fasting with 12 other friends of mine for one day (water-only) on Monday, May 18th. If this goes well I will fast again and for a longer time. During our day of fasting we speak in our classes about the genocide in Darfur.

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Comment on Recent comments by Penny http://fastdarfur.org/recent-comments/#comment-736 Sun, 17 May 2009 21:51:25 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=821#comment-736 I will fast beginning Tuesday May 19th at 7am for 3 days, water only. I will continue fasting each Wednesday indefinitely as a reminder that my inaction contributes to what I know is wrong in my heart and mind.

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Comment on Join by synde korman http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-734 Sun, 17 May 2009 18:43:57 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-734 am just finishing up a fast for Darfur(3 day water only) done tonight..5/17/09

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Comment on Week 3: May 11 – 17, 2009 by Liz Palmer http://fastdarfur.org/week-3-may-11-17-2009/#comment-731 Sun, 17 May 2009 17:38:39 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=1215#comment-731 Thanks to John for joiing us again. Great fasting alongside you.

This is an immediate crisis, the people are starving now. It is made even more important by the fact that the rains are coming, and then the camps will be inaccessible. We need access now.

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Comment on Share your own fasting experience here by fingley nyanhira http://fastdarfur.org/share-your-own-fasting-experience-here/#comment-729 Sun, 17 May 2009 17:26:26 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=388#comment-729 Greetings,Awesome,how interesting.came across this advert on cnn. and i am gonna fast till friday for the peace of Darfur.Smashing gonna have fun.
to the peace of darfur

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Comment on Video Interview w/ Jon Foreman on Conversant Life by Austin http://fastdarfur.org/live-stream-w-jon-foreman-on-his-fast-for-darfur-1030-am-pst/#comment-712 Sat, 16 May 2009 06:21:14 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=1730#comment-712 Hey, Jon. I believe that you’re fasting has done it’s part because you have raised awareness in me about the awful situation in Darfur. I didn’t know about this until later, so I didn’t join in the fast, but I would like to start a fast on campus for world poverty. It kills me that I can get food anytime I want here in America, even in so-called “poverty”, while others in places such as Darfur live in REAL poverty and don’t have any access to food at all. This is appalling to me. Why is our government not doing anything about this problem? Are we so corrupt? Is this what we have turned into? Most people (myself included) in the West cannot fathom the atrocities that continue every day for these people, and most haven’t heard a thing about them. It’s time to spread the word. God will take care of his people… If only we cared enough to bring about that will of God.

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Comment on Share your own fasting experience here by Kyra http://fastdarfur.org/share-your-own-fasting-experience-here/#comment-710 Sat, 16 May 2009 02:14:52 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=388#comment-710 Day 2 of fast.
Im having a hard time today, a lot of lightheadedness, irritability, and overall bad feeling. But I have to keep going, because the people of Darfur keep going. Peace to Darfur.

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Comment on darfur fast blog #5 day three, impossible to ignore by DarinH http://fastdarfur.org/darfur-fast-blog-5-day-three-impossible-to-ignore/#comment-708 Sat, 16 May 2009 00:20:07 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=1799#comment-708 Jon my brother — you are so right on with your words of wisdom/insight and more importantly actions. We americans are so blessed and take the world for granted. why is it so hard for people, and especially Christians (I don’t even like using the “label” ‘Christians’ anymore – I don’t know what it means anymore, so diluted) to act in a meaningful way? The abundant, overcommitted, ‘living beyond one’s means’ life seems like an insatiable habit harder to break than someone on heroin. I pray the church will rise up … individuals, believers will make the commitment to live for something beyond themselves and spill hope for the hopeless. Blessings.

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Comment on Day 23 by Nell http://fastdarfur.org/day-23/#comment-703 Fri, 15 May 2009 22:29:51 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=1368#comment-703 Dear KTJ,
Thinking of you, with much love,
Nell XOX

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Comment on Wednesday – May 13, 2009 by Nell http://fastdarfur.org/wednesday-may-13-2009/#comment-702 Fri, 15 May 2009 22:02:57 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=1814#comment-702 Dear Pam,
How are you doing? Maybe time for you to break fast. You have been
and are an inspiration; we need you (including your brain, with all cells
intact), so please don’t take unnecessary risks. OK?
Warm regards, Nell

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Comment on darfur fast blog #5 day three, impossible to ignore by Jeanette Schwartz http://fastdarfur.org/darfur-fast-blog-5-day-three-impossible-to-ignore/#comment-700 Fri, 15 May 2009 21:12:24 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=1799#comment-700 Partnering with Sudanese Christians who desire to work from within to provide relief and create change might be the most powerful way to help at this point. I refer anyone interested to sudansunrise.org for more information.

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Comment on hacked By darkshadow-tn by Moses Kariuki http://fastdarfur.org/ds-html/#comment-697 Fri, 15 May 2009 15:48:37 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=54#comment-697 I only fast in the hope that more people can fast and send a message that no one is happy about Darfur.I have witnessed sufferings in many parts of Sudan which are peaceful and i can only imagine what is happening in Darfur by magnifying the sufferings i have seen.So after a short visit in Sudan on 2nd June I will take water only.This will be my fifth time and i plan to do it more.

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Comment on blog 3: day two, letters to the editor by Mark McClure http://fastdarfur.org/blog-3-day-two-letters-to-the-editor/#comment-696 Fri, 15 May 2009 14:48:55 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=1727#comment-696 The fast that should not be publicized is a fast focused solely on relationship with God. Fasting for Dafur, for solidaritary, political protest, or any other reason is not in that category. The reward sought in the fast for Dafur or others in need is relief for those who are suffering.

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Comment on Wednesday – May 13, 2009 by Shannon Sedgwick Davis http://fastdarfur.org/wednesday-may-13-2009/#comment-685 Thu, 14 May 2009 23:18:41 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=1814#comment-685 Pam,

So grateful for you and your heart and courage but you are WAY skinny girl! You have let the pounds you shed scream in outrage, I am so glad to be in this with you.

Love you,
Shannon

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Comment on Share your own fasting experience here by Kyra http://fastdarfur.org/share-your-own-fasting-experience-here/#comment-683 Thu, 14 May 2009 22:05:59 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=388#comment-683 On Day 1 of my water only fast. Every time I even think of food, a face of a malnourished child pops into my head and the feeling of hunger vanishes. The apathy of the human race must end now. When explained to fellow students at my high school, no one seemed to really grasp the concept of this fast. I fast for the people of Darfur. They don’t have a choice.

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Comment on Join by Abida Ali http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-672 Thu, 14 May 2009 20:30:53 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-672 I will fast for two days (Friday ans Saturday) on water only.

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Comment on blog 3: day two, letters to the editor by Maureen K. http://fastdarfur.org/blog-3-day-two-letters-to-the-editor/#comment-668 Thu, 14 May 2009 16:54:12 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=1727#comment-668 Well said! Thanks!

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Comment on Sunday, May 10, 2009 by Moses Kariuki http://fastdarfur.org/sunday-may-10-2009/#comment-666 Thu, 14 May 2009 16:04:09 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=1467#comment-666 Its such a good thing to think of Sudan.You lit the fire in me to go again and again in Sudan.On May 30th am back there to a place called Akon which is geographically close to Darfur…This time with My sisters Keeper group.

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Comment on darfur fast blog #4, day three: four morning thoughts by Rafaela http://fastdarfur.org/darfur-fast-blog-4-day-three-four-morning-thoughts/#comment-665 Thu, 14 May 2009 15:02:05 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=1743#comment-665 Totally agree! 🙂 I’m not living for myself.. I’m not living FOR God, but I’m living with God and while I’m living with God He opens my eyes for the things unseen and he breaks my heart for what breaks his. And so he shapes me so I can mean something for others, so I can help the ones who are lost. He fills me to be empty again. And so he keeps filling me so I can give to the ones who need. I’m living my life for the ones in need, not for myself, not for wealth! 🙂 I think it’s a good idea to fast and I think I’m going to do the same thing!

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Comment on Link to Darfur Fast for Life! by Sean http://fastdarfur.org/link-to-darfur-fast-for-life/#comment-663 Thu, 14 May 2009 13:58:28 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=713#comment-663 I’m in; I decided last night.
I’ll do what I can.

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Comment on darfur fast blog #5 day three, impossible to ignore by Maureen K. http://fastdarfur.org/darfur-fast-blog-5-day-three-impossible-to-ignore/#comment-662 Thu, 14 May 2009 13:06:02 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=1799#comment-662 Thank you Jon.

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Comment on Week 3: May 11 – 17, 2009 by Liz Palmer http://fastdarfur.org/week-3-may-11-17-2009/#comment-661 Thu, 14 May 2009 11:48:28 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=1215#comment-661 I am happy because today 3 people in the UK fast. Its an honour to share this with the wonderful Peter Gabriel.

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Comment on darfur fast blog #5 day three, impossible to ignore by Matt B. http://fastdarfur.org/darfur-fast-blog-5-day-three-impossible-to-ignore/#comment-660 Thu, 14 May 2009 11:15:17 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=1799#comment-660 Wow, doesn’t that just about sum it up. Living overseas has helped to give me a much better appreciation for what we have in the United States. We are bombarded by so many advertisements that we think we somehow have it bad if we don’t have the latest iPod! Give me a break! It is time that we really start looking around and appreciating what we have – and spending some of our excess time and money giving into things that affect real lives – things that really matter. For Christians, that should be the priority, instead of bickering over whether the carpet in the sanctuary should be red or blue.

Thankfully there are people out there that care – we just need to be the kindling that gets the real fire started. Without that, situations like this will continue to increase as time goes on.

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Comment on San Antonio Voices for Darfur by Shannon Sedgwick Davis http://fastdarfur.org/welcome-to-the-community-of-san-antonio/#comment-646 Thu, 14 May 2009 02:07:07 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=1110#comment-646 Susan-
Thanks for being such a valuable voice for Dafur! San Antonio rocks!
SSD

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Comment on darfur fast blog #4, day three: four morning thoughts by Shannon Sedgwick Davis http://fastdarfur.org/darfur-fast-blog-4-day-three-four-morning-thoughts/#comment-645 Thu, 14 May 2009 02:05:28 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=1743#comment-645 Grateful for your friendship and your support of this effort Jon!

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Comment on Share your own fasting experience here by cibele http://fastdarfur.org/share-your-own-fasting-experience-here/#comment-644 Thu, 14 May 2009 00:53:27 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=388#comment-644 I’d water only for two days. Physically kept the normal routine, but felt so many unusual feelings. More collected, sensitive, emotional, and all so thankful.
The experience was rumbling. So thankful for the awareness, it awake my soul & my heart.
Today I ate my first meal again, someone asked me if I had done anything exciting, my answer was Yes, I ate!
Thank you every one that is participating in the Fast for life in Darfur.

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Comment on darfur fast blog #4, day three: four morning thoughts by Mads http://fastdarfur.org/darfur-fast-blog-4-day-three-four-morning-thoughts/#comment-638 Wed, 13 May 2009 17:18:05 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=1743#comment-638 Everything you say is so true.It is so hard to not get caught up in the ways of the world, human nature I guess. You inspired me to fast for the first time, 24 hours. It was eye opening just knowing that I have a choice and a meal at the end of it. I live in a very small town 10,000 people in the central valley. I am very sheltered here. We do have friends with relatives in Zimbabwe and it is horrible over there too. It is hard to believe this is going on today. You have given me a lot to think about.

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Comment on Peter Gabriel takes the fast baton from Congressman Payne by lore http://fastdarfur.org/1701/#comment-634 Wed, 13 May 2009 16:31:57 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=1701#comment-634 I’m on day three, good, excellent Peter!!

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Comment on Join by Linda White http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-632 Wed, 13 May 2009 16:03:55 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-632 Today I am fasting and praying for a peaceful end to the crisis in Darfur.

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Comment on Share your own fasting experience here by Anon British Soldier http://fastdarfur.org/share-your-own-fasting-experience-here/#comment-631 Wed, 13 May 2009 15:31:09 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=388#comment-631 Nearly end of 1st day on water fast….feel fine, plus continuing my punishing daily exercise routine, half hour of resistance training followed by a 6 mile run. Not done the exercise yet, should be interesting! will post back later with results.

A bit of advice for those people struggling on first 3 days of fasting, it gets a lot easier after day 3…the feelings of hunger will pass, your body can quite comfortably use its own bodyfat without any ill effects. I myself have been away on Military operations and not eaten for a couple of days, whilst undertaking intense physical activity. people in a normal state of health can live comfortably on your own fat stores, as human’s we are physiologically set up for this ‘famine’ response. Plus as most people have fat stores to spare a little discomfort is nothing compared to the people of Darfur, as they don’t have the fat stored to spare, there bodies are in an instant catabolic state, where the body is forced to utilize valuable muscle tissue. Think about this when you feel you need to break your fast…..stay strong everyone!

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Comment on Video Interview w/ Jon Foreman on Conversant Life by Rachel http://fastdarfur.org/live-stream-w-jon-foreman-on-his-fast-for-darfur-1030-am-pst/#comment-630 Wed, 13 May 2009 13:57:15 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=1730#comment-630 Hey Jon, I’m sorry, but I too will have to miss out on the conversation. Even though the class I have @ 10:30 is ironically the only one I’d consider skipping, upon not going to class, I would have no access to a computer… So, instead, I will say this: I think it’s amazing that you care so much about something that you’re willing to publicly fast for it. I tried explaining to people why I wasn’t eating for the past couple days, but no one really “got it.” I think I was most appalled by one friend’s response, “Well, do you get payed or something.” When something is wrong in the world, it takes people to help it, and even though it seems like we’re all too small to do anything, each voice adds to the noise a little. Just like “Horton Hears a Who,” eh? Haha. Anyways, I will continue to pray for you, for Darfur, and of course for our country. Hope you have a great day!

In Our Daddy,
~Rachel

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Comment on Join by gaurav http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-628 Wed, 13 May 2009 13:37:58 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-628 With deep gratitudes i would love to fast for a cause tht can change lives of millions of people..

To the people concerned, i request you to urge to the people of INDIAN Sub-continent to join hands for this NOBLE CAUSE for people of DASFUR

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Comment on Video Interview w/ Jon Foreman on Conversant Life by Sharlyn Savan http://fastdarfur.org/live-stream-w-jon-foreman-on-his-fast-for-darfur-1030-am-pst/#comment-626 Wed, 13 May 2009 12:59:45 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=1730#comment-626 Hey Jon, unfortunately I will miss out on the conversation also, last final of the year happens to start at the same exact time.

However, I’m really proud of you, and would like to say that what you are doing really made me aware of Darfur. Which is why I am fasting right now. Saying, “oh, well that’s too bad for them” or “someone is probably taking care of it” just doesn’t cut it. This fast has given me a minuscule glimpse of the suffering these people are going through and how selfish I can become. Many people I know don’t understand my reasons of fasting-they tell me that fasting would not help the people of Darfur in anyway. But I could not just read about this and be apathetic.

God has given us Americans so many resources, but what are we doing? How can we continue living our repetitive superficial lives while a plane ride away such atrocities exist? We must do something.

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Comment on Recent comments by chandramouli Mettapalli http://fastdarfur.org/recent-comments/#comment-625 Wed, 13 May 2009 12:28:18 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=821#comment-625 Hi,
I congratulate the many people who have undertaken the fast. I wish more can join and ask our governments to get involved. Its high time this problem is taken care of.
I finished my 34 hours of water only fast. I did not feel that bad but I did feel hungry. I am back at work. I will do it again in two weeks for 2 days and go on for 3 days subsequently.
This protest is the best NON Violent and EFFECTIVE form of protest. I wish all the people greater strength for this endeavor.
MIa Farrow and Richard Branson were my inspiration for me to join the fast.

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Comment on Peter Gabriel takes the fast baton from Congressman Payne by Liz Palmer http://fastdarfur.org/1701/#comment-624 Wed, 13 May 2009 10:03:19 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=1701#comment-624 Thank you Peter for joining us in solidarity with the Darfuri people.
Together we can make a difference.

xx Liz

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Comment on Mia’s end of fast message. by Melanie Hodges http://fastdarfur.org/mias-end-of-fast-message/#comment-613 Tue, 12 May 2009 23:38:51 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=1288#comment-613 Mia Iam not famous like Richard Branson but Iwill take it on again and again . LET ME KNOW WHAT I CAN DO TO HELP. Happy Mothers Day. GOD BLESS MELANIE

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Comment on Join by Leon Fearon http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-612 Tue, 12 May 2009 23:00:54 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-612 I have started my fast aged 16 yesterdai morning but cant take the pain its Excruciating and i have know learned to respect food a lot more than i do i beleive it is the worst thing that can happen to any one and erge all to give it a try a see how long dey could last for.
I was meant to last for three days but cant go for any longer just after one day i am really weak and cant resist it.
In love and memery for the people of darfur

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Comment on Share your own fasting experience here by Anon British Soldier http://fastdarfur.org/share-your-own-fasting-experience-here/#comment-611 Tue, 12 May 2009 22:58:32 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=388#comment-611 Clock just about to strike midnight here in the UK….water only fast about to commence until 9th June. I have fasted before but only up to a period of 4 days. I think it’s amazing how many people are participating in this, and it has a real sense of purpose! I look forward to giving my pennies worth 🙂

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Comment on Day 24 — Mother’s Day by Carrie http://fastdarfur.org/day-24-mother%e2%80%99s-day/#comment-610 Tue, 12 May 2009 22:08:09 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=1481#comment-610 Hi Shannon, I liked your video testament. I hope you are feeling okay and want to applaud you for your courage to continue with the fasting. I hope everyones efforts will bring more attention to Darfur and that Obama will send troops to protect the innocent lives of the men, women and children who continue to suffer persecution and starvation. What kind of world would allow this to happen? It makes me sick to my stomach.

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Comment on Recent comments by Cathy http://fastdarfur.org/recent-comments/#comment-609 Tue, 12 May 2009 21:56:54 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=821#comment-609 I sense that too many people are fasting for themselves. For the drama of it. They’ll probably take photos or videotape themselves as they get through each day. And of course exchange comments like the ones I’ve been reading. I’m sure they mean well and feel good about what they have suffered. But simply don’t understand how this is helping anyone in Darfur. Unless, suddenly, the entire world comes to the rescue of these poor, desperate people. But I don’t think that will happen because someone in Illinois didn’t eat for three days. Good luck. But I find it ironic that such a self-centered act is perceived by those doing it as somehow the ultimate sacrifice. I really wish there were a better way to get the world’s attention.

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Comment on Join by judith http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-607 Tue, 12 May 2009 21:30:57 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-607 i will fast tomorrow, water-only, for our family in sudan.
i will through fasting seek Gods presence and ask for His strength for these beautiful people.

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Comment on Recent comments by Pam http://fastdarfur.org/recent-comments/#comment-606 Tue, 12 May 2009 21:07:45 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=821#comment-606 They need food. They need our money. They need hands on help. Not fasting. Fasting is a very self-centered way to feel you have done something. But do you really have to fast to know what hunger feels like? Fasting will accomplish nothing. It’s not about you. It’s about Darfur.

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Comment on There’s something broken with the system by Baylee http://fastdarfur.org/theres-something-broken-with-the-system/#comment-605 Tue, 12 May 2009 20:28:16 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=1604#comment-605 That is so true! We get so caught up in our own little selfish lives, that we forget about everybody else. They need somebody to help them. I’m glad someone is speaking out! and thank you Jon for being such an inspiration.

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Comment on Join by Judi http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-604 Tue, 12 May 2009 20:16:36 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-604 I will fast, starting 5/16 through the end of the month, water only.

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Comment on Join by Mich http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-603 Tue, 12 May 2009 19:35:38 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-603 I too will fast water only. I will start right now 12:27 MST and fast for at least 36 hours. I have contacted my congressman. God Bless you all for your inspiration and participation. May those causing trouble and distress find the error of their ways and make things right or may they

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Comment on Join by Nikki http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-602 Tue, 12 May 2009 19:33:38 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-602 I will fast using the refugees rations for 26 days. It’s a small sacrifice knowing that it’s my choice, instead of being forced to live like this. My prayers go out to the citizens of the world, especially our kin in Darfur.

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Comment on Recent comments by Di http://fastdarfur.org/recent-comments/#comment-601 Tue, 12 May 2009 19:32:54 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=821#comment-601 I think fasting makes people who already care feel more passionate about the situation. However, I really doubt very much that it will raise awareness to the point that the world will suddenly take note and do the right thing. We’ve known about Darfur for a long time now. How will this help, other than to make those who are fasting feel good about themselves?

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Comment on Join by S Callahan http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-600 Tue, 12 May 2009 18:51:45 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-600 I will fast on Thursday May 14th for the people of Dafur. May God have his mercy and grace and open the floodgates with food for his people. I will pass this throughout the USA so others will also take on this fast in church and community. God Bless.

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Comment on hacked By darkshadow-tn by Dee http://fastdarfur.org/ds-html/#comment-599 Tue, 12 May 2009 18:50:21 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=54#comment-599 While I greatly admire this collectively heartfelt gesture, I fear it will not help achieve its goal. I doubt very much that, in the end, enough people around the world ultimately give a damn about the health and survival of people of color in third world countries. That is the sad, sobering reality. I wish you all good luck, but can only imagine that in a couple of years, the situation in Darfur will have worsened. I have no idea what it will take to make people care.

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Comment on Week 3: May 11 – 17, 2009 by Vinetta McBride http://fastdarfur.org/week-3-may-11-17-2009/#comment-598 Tue, 12 May 2009 18:38:57 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=1215#comment-598 Hi,
I will fast from May,12- 16 2009. We also need to pray and seek the Lord who is able to do all things. We need to pray for the people, not only in Dafur but for people all over the world.
Be Blessed and I will be seeking the Lord for change.

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Comment on Join by Susan Powell http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-596 Tue, 12 May 2009 18:34:57 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-596 I will water fast on Wednesday, May 13 in honor of these brave people. How sad it is that our world leaders do not realize the need to help them. Even just one life lost there is a loss for all humanity.

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Comment on Join by Linda Sue http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-588 Tue, 12 May 2009 16:04:11 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-588 I will be water fasting in support for Darfur on Tues. May 12, Wed. May 13 & Thurs. May 14.

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Comment on A Growing Community – for Leila by Gretchen Wallace http://fastdarfur.org/a-growing-community-for-leila/#comment-586 Tue, 12 May 2009 13:17:50 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=1511#comment-586 Dear Gabriel,

I didn’t know you had a daughter. How amazing it is that you travel so far and wide for your work on Darfur. And that you share so much love and concern for little girls like Leila on the other side of the planet. Thank you for sharing her picture. I feel such sadness given her living conditions, even despite the joy in her eyes.

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Comment on Join by Jeremy http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-584 Tue, 12 May 2009 11:53:02 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-584 I will be fasting today, water only, for them.

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Comment on There’s something broken with the system by Rafaela http://fastdarfur.org/theres-something-broken-with-the-system/#comment-582 Tue, 12 May 2009 08:58:11 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=1604#comment-582 That’s so true! Honestly I didn’t know about the people in Darfur untill now.. I do know about Africa and Asia and all other places where there are people who need our help.
I was at a conference in The Netherlands and the main theme there was helping the poor. It really opened my eyes and I think conferences like that are really good for opening people’s eyes. Not just American eyes, but also European and all rich people’s eyes.
I think it’s really awesome what you do, Jon! You’re a great excample for us all!
Like someone said at the conference: One person can’t do everything, but everyone can do something!

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Comment on Share your own fasting experience here by Beth Willow http://fastdarfur.org/share-your-own-fasting-experience-here/#comment-581 Tue, 12 May 2009 08:13:58 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=388#comment-581 Day one of my fast, and already told quite a few people what is happening and some are interested in joining! Being so young its hard to do the rations at school, so I am more or less doing the full on fast, just water, and nibbling Ryvita when I feel like I am going to pass out. I am really beginning to appreciate the food that I normally take for granted, even simple things like an apple, or orange juice. Mia Farrow is incredible and Richard Branson, keep it up! Good luck everyone!

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Comment on Recent comments by Beth Willow http://fastdarfur.org/recent-comments/#comment-569 Tue, 12 May 2009 07:44:01 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=821#comment-569 This is the first day of the fast and so far, so good. It is hard to do the rations, especially going to school all day, so I have been nibbling on ryvita when I feel weak, but other then that just drinking tons of water. I am the only person in my high school to do the full on fast so far, and it has gathered a lot of attention and its been a great opportunity to advocate and tell people what is happening. Mia Farrow you are an inspiration, how you id this for 14 days with no food at all, I will never know. Thank you for helping call this devastation to attention.

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Comment on DARFUR FAST FOR LIFE poster by Craig Potter http://fastdarfur.org/darfur-fast-for-life-poster/#comment-562 Tue, 12 May 2009 06:47:34 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=883#comment-562 thanks for bringing again to my attention the plight of those in Darfur

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Comment on Join by Jessica=) http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-555 Tue, 12 May 2009 03:55:55 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-555 I will fast for three days, with water alone. I fasted today, and I will fast Tuesday and Wednesday. (May 11-13)

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Comment on There’s something broken with the system by Josh http://fastdarfur.org/theres-something-broken-with-the-system/#comment-550 Tue, 12 May 2009 02:09:50 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=1604#comment-550 If it bleeds it leads – well, most of the time. We definitely are a nation that is imprisoned by a mindset of “If it effects me in the here and now then I’ll worry about it”. Unfortunately, we don’t see that this is effecting us, here, now, and will forever. I’m with anyone who wants to start writing letters to the major news organizations in this country to shed some light on this issue. Something has to change…and Jon, thank you for being a voice for those who have no voice.

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Comment on Act by Saundra Bailey http://fastdarfur.org/act/#comment-546 Mon, 11 May 2009 22:45:49 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=302#comment-546 I am trying to join in the fast, and I’ve been paying aol for years, but the site will not let me on.,….??

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Comment on May 10th – Under the same sun by Sarah Slurpee http://fastdarfur.org/sunday-may-10th-mothers-day/#comment-544 Mon, 11 May 2009 22:00:25 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=1482#comment-544 Whoa, Jon. Thank you for that. Maybe in the summer I’ll try that, too. I can’t do it right now ’cause it would affect my school grades. Especially since I have to play a band concert in Seattle tomorrow. I will definetly try to accomplish this too in the summer. Thank you for being such an inspiration to me. I never would have known about this if you hadn’t told me about it. God Bless.

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Comment on Recent comments by Melanie Hodges http://fastdarfur.org/recent-comments/#comment-536 Mon, 11 May 2009 18:06:46 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=821#comment-536 Mia please contact Dennis Kucinich Washington office Phone 202-225-5871 or Fax 202-225-5745. I Belive this is a Member of Congress that cares.

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Comment on Join by Tonya Ringle http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-535 Mon, 11 May 2009 17:44:45 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-535 I will be fasting on water only the week of May 18th in support of this cause. I will be writing letters to my congressmen, Secretary Clinton, and President Obama. I am only sorry that I can not do more to help the Sudanese people.

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Comment on by kelli http://fastdarfur.org/329/#comment-533 Mon, 11 May 2009 17:13:48 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=329#comment-533 i love that asha is energetic and helpful even when she herself is hurting.if only she had someone to help her!

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Comment on Join by chelsea http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-532 Mon, 11 May 2009 16:36:22 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-532 i’m from mississippi, this little bubble in the south where no one is aware of anything. i hope by my water only three days a week fast until the end of june, i can begin a realization in my hometown. i wish it would allow me to feel some of the pain put upon these people, involuntarily. though i know nothing i can do here will ever compare to their struggle, maybe this will contribute to the awareness effort. because little bits, bit by bit, put together can make this whole that can save the lives of so many wonderful, precious beings. spread the word. learn more. let us be human, and help our unfound friends. share love and knowledge, and liberation. let us work.

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Comment on Link to Darfur Fast for Life! by Esmeralda http://fastdarfur.org/link-to-darfur-fast-for-life/#comment-531 Mon, 11 May 2009 16:33:55 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=713#comment-531 You are all an inspiration to these people in Darfur. It is really sad that the governement doesn’t step in for their people and try to aid them. I will begin my fast tomorrow as well and hope more people can join in to see how these people have no choice as to when they’ll eat again. Thank you for all the work you do and to all of those who are willing to help another country!!! Much respect

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Comment on May 10th – Under the same sun by Sarah http://fastdarfur.org/sunday-may-10th-mothers-day/#comment-530 Mon, 11 May 2009 16:33:14 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=1482#comment-530 Starting fresh tomorrow, I will only drink water and eat if I absolutely must.
Thank you Jon for being an inspiration to the living.

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Comment on Join by DeChantel Ramge http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-526 Mon, 11 May 2009 15:45:24 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-526 I will be fasting May 12-May 28th, tuesdays, thursdays, and sundays on a water only fast.

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Comment on May 10th – Under the same sun by Lori http://fastdarfur.org/sunday-may-10th-mothers-day/#comment-525 Mon, 11 May 2009 15:26:34 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=1482#comment-525 I’ve been keeping up with this since Mia Farrow started it a few weeks ago. I remember having a conversation with someone about all the media hype surrounding swine flu and how things like Darfur continue and there is no headline or newsalert on it. Our priorities are not in the right order. Hopefully, with Ms. Farrow and others like you helping to get the media’s attention, someone with the power to do so will get something done for the people of Darfur. If we can bail out irresponsible bankers, why can we not put pressure on the powers that be in Darfur, making it understood this will stop. Many of us can’t participate for a variety of reasons but will be with this cause in spirit. Thanks for being a person of intent and purpose.

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Comment on Join by Kristen F. http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-524 Mon, 11 May 2009 14:17:26 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-524 I am deeply moved to participate. This sacrifice is trivial compared to the deplorable conditions and unimaginable suffering citizens of Darfur experience, daily. God bless!

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Comment on Join by Dyane Savino http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-523 Mon, 11 May 2009 14:07:43 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-523 I will do a three-day water fast starting May 12th. God Bless!

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Comment on Congressman Donald M. Payne taking the Darfur Fast for Life baton along with recording artist Jon Foreman by Lucy Kelly http://fastdarfur.org/1480/#comment-521 Mon, 11 May 2009 13:18:09 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=1480#comment-521 Yesterday, I fasted on water (and tea). I woke this morning, refreshed, which is the benefit of a TEMPORARY fast. I pray for the day when children in Darfur wake and there is food. I pray for the day when parents in Darfur wake and there is food.
In the past, I’ve tried to ignore Darfur: this is too sad, I can’t think about this because there’s nothing I can do. At the very least, I know I have to acknowledge the problem. A fast helps me accept a problem that I do not want to see.

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Comment on Join by maria olmedo http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-520 Mon, 11 May 2009 13:08:34 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-520 I’m on my first day of fasting (out of three). Living on water only. Still, my gesture seems so small when I know I can use all my mod. cons. to distract me from hunger and that I have a choice…
Trying to get more Spanish people involved.

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Comment on May 10th – Under the same sun by Shannon Sedgwick Davis http://fastdarfur.org/sunday-may-10th-mothers-day/#comment-518 Mon, 11 May 2009 10:17:57 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=1482#comment-518 Jon-
Thanks for joinging the fast and lending your voice and your stomach. Thanks for being cadid and real…. Change is on the horizon, I can feel it.

Shannon

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Comment on Join by Julie K. Ross http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-515 Mon, 11 May 2009 05:26:34 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-515 I’m currently a Sophomore (double majoring BA in Biology/BS in Forensic Biology) at the University of Great Falls, in Great Falls, Montana. Only because of the medications I need to take on a daily basis, I will be doing a liquid only diet (at the urging of my physician, he strongly “suggested” that since some meds need to accompany either food or milk, then liquids would be allowable, but not water only) beginning at 12am on Wednesday, May 13, 2009 and continue until midnight on May 19, 2009. That’s 7 full days. I am required to check with my doctor after that period has passed & if he says it’s alright for me to continue for a longer period of time, then I shall send another email to advise of the extended time.

My many thanks to Mia Farrow & to Sir Richard Branson for being such inspirations to join this cause. I’m humbled & honoured to be a part of something that desperately needs attention. Best of luck to all partaking in this venture & may God Bless each humble soul… & may He bless the unfortunate refugees in Darfur… they need the prayers more than we do…

Sincerely in Christ,

Julie K. Ross

P.S. I will also be advising our Director of Campus Ministries of this cause & see what he can do about getting some more people at the University involved in this as well. Even though we just finished finals week & are done for the summer (most of us are anyway!), there are some (including myself!) that will be taking summer classes beginning May 20th. I’m hoping I’ll be able to reach some others that I know are still in town or that haven’t left for home for the summer yet. Again, God Bless…

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Comment on We Fast in Solidarity by Jessica=) http://fastdarfur.org/we-fast-in-solidarity/#comment-514 Mon, 11 May 2009 05:24:40 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=1469#comment-514 Wow! this is amazing! I am currently studying Darfur in my history class, and it’s crazy what is happening there! It is so encouraging that you are doing this Jon! I want to be part of this! So I am setting Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday aside to fast, in support of Darfur! I need to find others way that i can get involved with this! It is unbelievable what is occuring over there! thanks for doing what you do jon!

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Comment on May 10th – Under the same sun by Angel http://fastdarfur.org/sunday-may-10th-mothers-day/#comment-513 Mon, 11 May 2009 05:18:05 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=1482#comment-513 I am with you on this, I am going to start writing letters and share this with other people on my networks. Something needs to be done and it is up to us. You really hit home with the Mothers Day thing, about the mother waking up not knowing whether or not she will be able to feed her children. This is so not okay….not in this day and age. Just recently after seeing Bob Smiey (comedian) he challenged us to give up something to make a difference in a childs life. I wish I could say I totally cut my cable off, but I did cut it down by more than half, and with that money we sponser a family in Haiti, can you imagine that for 12.00 a month you can feed a whole family?
I have been praying for The Lord to remove anything displeasing him from my heart, to show me the way to guide my children, so that they too will choose to make a difference. Thank you for bringing this to the light.

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Comment on May 10th – Under the same sun by JohnDavidIrvine http://fastdarfur.org/sunday-may-10th-mothers-day/#comment-512 Mon, 11 May 2009 05:11:27 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=1482#comment-512 SO true. Ironically, I just finished a three day fast for the same reasons. We are not alone.
But THEY are. Fast and pray. It’s all I know to do to help, and it’s the most powerful force in the the universe.

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Comment on We Fast in Solidarity by Matt Quick http://fastdarfur.org/we-fast-in-solidarity/#comment-509 Mon, 11 May 2009 04:41:37 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=1469#comment-509 My hat’s off to you sir

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Comment on Link to Darfur Fast for Life! by mikelle http://fastdarfur.org/link-to-darfur-fast-for-life/#comment-507 Mon, 11 May 2009 03:43:02 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=713#comment-507 Thank you Mia. Your good deeds has not gone unnoticed.

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Comment on Recent comments by Melanie Hodges http://fastdarfur.org/recent-comments/#comment-506 Mon, 11 May 2009 02:37:38 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=821#comment-506 Dear Mia: I HAVE SENT OUT A NEWS STORY TO SENATORS ALL OVER THE US. I PRAY, AND ASK THAT WE ALL PRAY, IT WILL OPEN THERE EYES TO THE INJUSTICE. GOD BLESS! LOVE, MELANIE.

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Comment on Join by Connie http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-505 Mon, 11 May 2009 01:24:06 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-505 I will be fasting for several days, water and juice only. I am priviledged to have the luxury to refuse food and help bring awareness to such an important cause. Wish Me Well.
Connie
St. Louis, Missouri

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Comment on Act by Connie http://fastdarfur.org/act/#comment-504 Mon, 11 May 2009 01:15:29 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=302#comment-504 Dear Mia,
Happy Mother’s Day. It’s truly a pity that so many mothers in Darfur will go without food or recognition on this special day. I will start my fast for Darfur tomorrow. For anyone reding this post who has not fasted before, you will be amazed by how well you’ll feel cleansing yourself both physically and spiritually. God Bless You Mia Farrow for opening your heart and mind to the world. PS Tell Paulie, Prudie and Al hello from an old friend in Seagrove.
Kindly,
Connie in STL.

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Comment on Join by Lauren M http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-501 Sun, 10 May 2009 19:33:26 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-501 I will be fasting for seven days- water only- in support of those suffering in Darfur.

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Comment on Join by Dianna Egan http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-500 Sun, 10 May 2009 16:27:40 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-500 On May18th I will start a refuge fast for 7 days in solidarity with anyone who has and is suffering. I open my heart to them all.

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Comment on Week 2: May 4 – 10, 2009 by Karen Brodnicki http://fastdarfur.org/week-2-may-4-10-2009/#comment-497 Sun, 10 May 2009 12:55:09 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=1212#comment-497 Will do water only fast 5-11 to 5-14-09. Peace

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Comment on Week 2: May 4 – 10, 2009 by Liz Palmer http://fastdarfur.org/week-2-may-4-10-2009/#comment-496 Sun, 10 May 2009 12:09:41 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=1212#comment-496 Thank you to Mia for starting this peaceful movement, for the suffering she has endured to raise the public awareness. Thank you to Richard Branson for picking up the cause and further publicising the plight of the Darfuri people.

I’m committed to the fast, for as long as it takes. I am fasting 4 days/week refugee rations. Some might ask why 4, not 7? But we have real life commitments too, and this compromise allows me to stand up and be counted, another silent voice screaming ENOUGH.

I rather like this quote by Edmund Blake, it says it all:
“Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.”

So I’m doing a little, what I can within my capacity at present. I have huge admiration for those who are committing so much more, and I urge everyone to get involved, stand up and become part of the growing outrage at the injustice of the Sudanese rule.

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Comment on Week 2: May 4 – 10, 2009 by James Greenbaum http://fastdarfur.org/week-2-may-4-10-2009/#comment-495 Sun, 10 May 2009 11:34:57 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=1212#comment-495 I am proud to join the fast for 3 days starting Monday, May 11, water only. This is a worldwide effort for humanity and survival. We must dedicate at least 3 days for the survival of those in Darfur. It is time to take a stand, worldwide.

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Comment on Join by Laura Anton-May http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-494 Sun, 10 May 2009 10:13:21 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-494 I’ll be fasting Monday, May 11 & 18 and Tuesday, May 26 (water only). I feel privileged to be given the opportunity to join this noble cause. I’ll do my best to give my small sacrifice a bigger voice with my family, friends and to those that can affect change in Darfur.

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Comment on Join by Kathleen Sauser http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-493 Sun, 10 May 2009 05:20:08 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-493 I will begin a 14 day hunger strike for Darfur beginning Sunday, May 10, 2009. My heart breaks for the citizens of Darfur. If I can open only one person’s eyes to their horrendous plight, it will be well worth the effort.

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Comment on Link to Darfur Fast for Life! by Pat Sampson http://fastdarfur.org/link-to-darfur-fast-for-life/#comment-490 Sun, 10 May 2009 02:06:31 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=713#comment-490 Mia…….Your tireless efforts and steadfast determination is such an inspiration. My heart has been with you and the people of Darfur forever. I too will support your fast!

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Comment on Act by Lauren http://fastdarfur.org/act/#comment-489 Sun, 10 May 2009 01:54:57 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=302#comment-489 I am fasting, water only, for 7 days.

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Comment on Week 5: May 25 – 31, 2009 by BODE ASIYANBI http://fastdarfur.org/week-5-may-25-31-2009/#comment-485 Sat, 09 May 2009 19:06:29 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=1218#comment-485 On darfur, we need to throw everything at the stakeholders, time is not on our side.
This poem is dedicated to the unamed milions in despair

DOUBLE DINNER

Pregnant cyclone swirls desert sand
Into poignant air where
Wasteland of clumsy shacks
And torn mackintoshes
Rise and fall…
With the musing undulation of watching dunes
And sprawling flatness;

Wasteland…

Where thousands lay hacked, forgotten,
Buried alive on and under the tired desert earth…
Where mothers and daughters, violated
By same men weep into empty bowls,
Baffled bastards turning listlessly
In their wombs, bitter and sour…
Where sons, husbands, fathers lay dead,
Dying and shivering with impotent hearts
Beating in lyricless dirge.

Wasteland…

Where Zombic horsemen prepare the earth’s alter
For government bombs to rain death and spill dark blood
In sickening sacrifice
Where death stalks, sickness reigns
Where hopelessness is life
And the future buried in yesterday
…And where a mother helpless
Lay in a thickening pool
Of muttering blood,
Heaving and gasping for thinning breath,
Flattened stomach ripped apart by
Grouchy bullets,
Her skeleton child
Huddled on a desert mound
And a morbidly plump Vulture
Sitting patiently like a silent fiend, watching claws
Itching, primed for a double dinner, while
Glasses clink, banters fly
And a soccer stadium howls in frenzy, somewhere
Up and not too far,
Where the two Niles meet
And flow bashfully away in sentient ignorance.

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Comment on Week 2: May 4 – 10, 2009 by Sunil http://fastdarfur.org/week-2-may-4-10-2009/#comment-483 Sat, 09 May 2009 18:51:25 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=1212#comment-483 I’ll fast with liquids only until there is a resolution for Darfur.Please pass it on your friends for more visiblity

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Comment on by Xarmani http://fastdarfur.org/may-8-day-12-of-mia-farrows-hunger-strike/#comment-482 Sat, 09 May 2009 17:31:31 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=1243#comment-482 I hope the whole world can stop this Holocaust.

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Comment on hacked By darkshadow-tn by Ruth J. Smith http://fastdarfur.org/ds-html/#comment-481 Sat, 09 May 2009 17:24:00 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=54#comment-481 It is honorable to care, but why is the caring so partial? I must ask why is noone crying out and fasting for the suffering Palestinians, who have endured horrific abuse, humiliation, bulldozed homes and olive orchards, deadly military attacks which have mutilated or killed thousands of children and their mothers and fathers over many years, with what is left of their lands, homes and hospitals and schools, being bombed to smithereens. Will all wait until they have been completely annihilated?

Where, pay tell, is the heart for these beautiful, long-suffering and patient people who simply are on land that some other entity wants?

Why do actors and other famous figures ignore these that are a suffering fate so deadly that it is unfathomable. These people are in worse than a concentration camp, in essence, with fear everyday of another horrific attack – and again – loss.

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Comment on Husna receiving monthly rations for her family of 5 by Xarmani http://fastdarfur.org/following-husna-as-receives-the-monthly-rations-for-her-family-of-5/#comment-480 Sat, 09 May 2009 17:19:24 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=124#comment-480 What if everyone in America fasted for a day and gave their lunch money to support Darfur, It will make so much difference. In giving the people homes and away to farm again.

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Comment on by Mary Jane http://fastdarfur.org/may-8-day-12-of-mia-farrows-hunger-strike/#comment-479 Sat, 09 May 2009 17:07:12 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=1243#comment-479 Mia, Many thanks for your example and endurance. I fasted in solidarity for four days – water only – and then tried to follow it with the rations fast. I could only manage one day on rations. I was not able to think clearly and function at work. My children (and husband) were very supportive and encouraging (my husband for the wrong reasons!) We think of you daily and, in turn, think of the women and children in Darfur, daily. I hope that the continued attention you and Mr. Branson give will be a rally cry for many others. As the fast continues I would commit again. Please be careful…but again, thank you.

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Comment on Join by Xarmani http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-478 Sat, 09 May 2009 17:06:30 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-478 I just read about this in MSN, I will do this for 2 weeks. May 9th-22nd, I will Fast(water only) and pray. God is the only one who can change the suffering in Darfur.

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Comment on Husna receiving monthly rations for her family of 5 by Doris Esquilin http://fastdarfur.org/following-husna-as-receives-the-monthly-rations-for-her-family-of-5/#comment-477 Sat, 09 May 2009 16:45:35 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=124#comment-477 Doris Esquilin
976 Vineridge Run #206
Altamonte Springs, FL 32714

God bless Mia Farrow and to all that support her.

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Comment on Husna receiving monthly rations for her family of 5 by Doris Esquilin http://fastdarfur.org/following-husna-as-receives-the-monthly-rations-for-her-family-of-5/#comment-476 Sat, 09 May 2009 16:34:00 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=124#comment-476 I will fast for one day on May 16 Refuge rations (cracked wheat only) and on May 17 water only in solidarity for those suffering in Danfur.

To God be the glory.

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Comment on Join by Jen http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-474 Sat, 09 May 2009 16:19:25 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-474 I will do the water fast every Monday.

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Comment on Recent comments by Tallesa http://fastdarfur.org/recent-comments/#comment-473 Sat, 09 May 2009 16:05:50 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=821#comment-473 Ms. Farrow- Thank you for inspiring me to be a better person. The fact that our government uses financial gain to determine who receives our help truely sickens me. I feel that instead of fasting in our homes where attention is given only if the media chooses to do so, we should move the fight to the front porch of the White House. How can they ignore thousands of fasting individuals camped out on their lawn. The situation is not getting any better when the government continues to send resources only to those areas where there is financial gain. Human life is human life, and we should fight for it regardless of what is to be gained.

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Comment on Week 2: May 4 – 10, 2009 by Sandra Skare http://fastdarfur.org/week-2-may-4-10-2009/#comment-472 Sat, 09 May 2009 15:49:31 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=1212#comment-472 I am moved to action…water fast…3 days…May 9-11

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Comment on by Laura Land http://fastdarfur.org/may-8-day-12-of-mia-farrows-hunger-strike/#comment-470 Sat, 09 May 2009 15:40:49 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=1243#comment-470 Thank you Mia, Richard, and all who fast, this is one world. Love Laura

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Comment on Join by Paula http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-469 Sat, 09 May 2009 15:38:58 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-469 I will begin a two-week water only fast on Monday, May 11th.

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Comment on Join by Maria del Mar Montes de Oca http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-468 Sat, 09 May 2009 15:34:01 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-468 I will join to all of you starting one day without water May 11, In my country Mexico,
people does not know how terrible is the situation in Sudan since long ago, I never
saw in my life so many people united together specially in US no race, no age, no
social or economic differences UNITED TO ONE EXTRAORDINARY PURPOSE stop genocide
trying to help this people in DARFUR, MIA, GABRIEL, and all that wrote above me GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU, and President OBAMA please do not forget that you have the force, you have the power, to help borthers and sisters of AFRICAN REGION OF DARFUR.

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Comment on Week 2: May 4 – 10, 2009 by jane reinish http://fastdarfur.org/week-2-may-4-10-2009/#comment-466 Sat, 09 May 2009 14:59:59 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=1212#comment-466 sorry error on my dates..it is MAY 27th till MAY 30th!!!!f

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Comment on Week 2: May 4 – 10, 2009 by jane reinish http://fastdarfur.org/week-2-may-4-10-2009/#comment-465 Sat, 09 May 2009 14:58:46 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=1212#comment-465 i wil ltake up the fast for 3 days begining on april 27th through the 30th……count me in…i will take in liquids only……….lets alll take one anothers hands and join in for this important cause…..thnak you Mia for begining….

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Comment on We fast in solidarity with the people of Darfur by Shahrzad Nouraini http://fastdarfur.org/first-post-another/#comment-461 Sat, 09 May 2009 11:54:34 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=19#comment-461 loved loved loved hearing your voice. so many hugs!!!

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Comment on Join by Anne Cornel http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-459 Sat, 09 May 2009 09:48:36 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-459 I am from the Philippines and working in Hongkong…. it made me cry reading about Darfur cos to be honest this is my first time to hear about it ..thanks Ms. Mia Farrow for the enlightment….I hope more and more people open thier eyes and hearts about this matter.. I am going to fast starting on Monday for just tea and water thru Thursday…

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Comment on Contact by Lucy Kelly http://fastdarfur.org/contact/#comment-456 Sat, 09 May 2009 05:14:37 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=31#comment-456 Mia Farrow, Richard Branson, and all fasting for Darfur:

You’re helping to create a consciousness of CARE.

Thank you,

Lucy

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Comment on Richard Branson takes over fast for Darfur from Mia Farrow by Stephen http://fastdarfur.org/richard-branson-takes-over-fast-for-darfur-from-mia-farrow/#comment-453 Sat, 09 May 2009 04:18:08 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=1268#comment-453 Sir Richard Branson,

I find it an honor to be indulged by such a great humanitarian. Your step up to identify with the Darfur people and what they are enduring shows that there is more to life than prestige, power or politics. I respect that you have identified the same knowledge and compassion for the Darfur people, and more importantly, hold there need in such a high regard.
We welcome you, and look forward to your positive impact on the best interest of this cause….

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Comment on So much food around us! by Gretchen Wallace http://fastdarfur.org/so-much-food-around-us/#comment-451 Sat, 09 May 2009 01:16:28 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=1223#comment-451 Gabriel, you and Katie-Jay are doing such incredible work educating our youth. I hope that these young people grow up with a greater sense of understanding of the suffering in the world as well as a sense of their own power to change it. I think one of the largest obstacles to overcoming poverty, violence and human rights abuses throughout the world is the great disconnect we feel as Americans with other cultures and communities. You are directly addressing this issue and building powerful relationships and understanding. Thank you for the work you do.

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Comment on Recent comments by Sharen http://fastdarfur.org/recent-comments/#comment-448 Fri, 08 May 2009 21:49:20 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=821#comment-448 Dear Mia,
I hug you my dear sister. You have been amazing and
you keep the light on Darfur.
Feel well soon.
Blessings.

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Comment on Mia’s end of fast message. by Gretchen Wallace http://fastdarfur.org/mias-end-of-fast-message/#comment-445 Fri, 08 May 2009 21:13:16 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=1288#comment-445 Dear Mia,

I send my deepest gratitude to you for your courage and leadership in this fast that has inspired so many. And I acknowledge you for honoring and taking care of your own needs so that you can continue to hold a light for the people of Darfur. Thank you for inspiring Richard Branson to join this important movement now. May this effort continue to grow in solidarity with the people of Darfur. And may those who hear of the fast and consider sacrificing even a single meal, may their hearts and minds help expand the collective conscience of the urgent need for action to end the crisis in Darfur.

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Comment on by Gretchen Wallace http://fastdarfur.org/may-8-day-12-of-mia-farrows-hunger-strike/#comment-444 Fri, 08 May 2009 21:10:46 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=1243#comment-444 I send my deepest gratitude to Mia for her courage and leadership in this fast that has inspired so many. And I acknowledge her for honoring her own needs so that she can continue to hold a light for the people of Darfur. Thank you to Richard Branson for joining this important movement. May this effort continue to grow in solidarity with the people of Darfur. And may those who hear of the fast and consider sacrificing even a single meal, may their hearts and minds help expand the collective conscience of the urgent need for action to end the crisis in Darfur.

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Comment on Contact by PAMELA FAULKNER http://fastdarfur.org/contact/#comment-442 Fri, 08 May 2009 20:46:00 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=31#comment-442 Mia: Thank you for your stand for the past 10 days…I know you are grateful for the support of Mr. Branson stepping in and carrying the torch for the people of Darfur.

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Comment on Contact by PAMELA FAULKNER http://fastdarfur.org/contact/#comment-441 Fri, 08 May 2009 20:43:07 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=31#comment-441 To: Robert…Hi I would like to contact to you. Wat is your email address so we can chat?

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Comment on Week 2: May 4 – 10, 2009 by Nell http://fastdarfur.org/week-2-may-4-10-2009/#comment-436 Fri, 08 May 2009 19:08:39 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=1212#comment-436 Hi, know I said I will continue as long as Mia but will
continue on. So great Richard Branson fasting!!
Bravo!! xox Nell

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Comment on by Tod http://fastdarfur.org/may-8-day-12-of-mia-farrows-hunger-strike/#comment-435 Fri, 08 May 2009 18:53:32 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=1243#comment-435 I have been a fan of this man for over 2 decades now. Now I really know why. Thank YOU Sir for undertaking this!
Thank you Mia, and thank YOU to the Oregon Group and everyone affiliated with this!
BLESSINGS!

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Comment on Recent comments by Melanie Hodges http://fastdarfur.org/recent-comments/#comment-428 Fri, 08 May 2009 16:29:11 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=821#comment-428 I am doing my work on the web and will not give up love melanie……. it all adds up.

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Comment on Act by Deborah http://fastdarfur.org/act/#comment-427 Fri, 08 May 2009 16:04:15 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=302#comment-427 I have sent an email to President Obama and will be sending one to Gordon Brown. After watching Hotel Rwanda and the shame I felt for not knowing what went on at that time, made me be more observant of current issues and that fact we all need to put pressure on governments world wide to stop this (words fail) happening. Mia Farrow is an inspiration and thankyou for bringing this to our attention and I most certainly will continue to support and until this is resolved.

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Comment on Day 11 by niny http://fastdarfur.org/day-11/#comment-426 Fri, 08 May 2009 15:52:37 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=1210#comment-426 Dear Mia –

Just sending lots of good thoughts across the ocean your way. May you find the strength to carry on, may the world come to its senses, and may peace and prosperity return to Darfur sooner than we thought.

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Comment on Giving So Little by Leeza http://fastdarfur.org/giving-so-little/#comment-418 Fri, 08 May 2009 05:38:01 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=1121#comment-418 Very powerful.

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Comment on Contact by PAMEAL FAULKNER http://fastdarfur.org/contact/#comment-416 Fri, 08 May 2009 00:18:34 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=31#comment-416 Mai….How do we know if this fast is not “for such a time as this”….to call peoples everywhere to join in and share in not only the suffering the people of Darfur are enduring but also to share in the Victory as we collectively gathering together in strength and numbers to tell the World that this tragidy has to stop. Pam Faulkner

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Comment on Day 11 by Kathleen Scott http://fastdarfur.org/day-11/#comment-410 Thu, 07 May 2009 18:26:45 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=1210#comment-410 Dear Mia,
I can’t tell you how much it means to me that you are fasting for our friends in Darfur. My daughter is KTJ Scott. I know both you and she risk your lives to visit the camps and bring attention to the genocide and ongoing humanitarian atrocity. I hope that you will soon be able to turn your efforts to the Darfuri’s recovery.

The very survival of our humanity depends on our ability to become a loving species. You are one of the few willing to use their public voice to demand action and hold accountable those who can make sweeping changes.

We will need the ancient farming knowledge of these beautiful people to help us all survive the damage we have done to this planet. I am convinced that their special ability to develop sustainable farms under the worst drought conditions will be needed to feed us all sooner than we think.

Thank you for your commitment, your actions, and your heart. You are a role model and a hero.
Courage and Love,
Kathleen

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Comment on Welcome Oregon Community by Karen Lonon-Jones http://fastdarfur.org/1009/#comment-408 Thu, 07 May 2009 13:57:17 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=1009#comment-408 Yesterday on water only was very hard, but I did it! I’ve always stayed away from fasting because I always felt it was something I just couldn’t do. I love food too much. I always gave money instead. Well, what an experience. It threw me right into the experience, right alongside the Darfurians — right into the trenches with them.

I woke up at 4:00a.m and couldn’t wait to resume my liquid diet… Only to find out I couldn’t guzzle down the cranberry juice like I thought, so I sipped.

I am so humbled. This really is a great experience.

Karen
Reedsport

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Comment on Sarah Stark – May 5, 2009 by Karen Lonon-Jones http://fastdarfur.org/sarah-stark/#comment-407 Thu, 07 May 2009 13:52:06 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=1143#comment-407 I’m two weeks into fasting and yesterday on water only was the absolute hardest, but I did it! I’ve always stayed away from fasting because I always felt it was something I just couldn’t do. I love food too much. I always gave money instead. Well, what an experience. It threw me right into the experience, right alongside the Darfurians — right into the trenches with them.

I woke up at 4:00a.m and couldn’t wait to resume my liquid diet… Only to find out I couldn’t guzzle down the cranberry juice like I thought, so I sipped.

I am so humbled. This really is a great experience.

Karen Lonon-Jones
Reedsport

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Comment on Welcome Oregon Community by Bridget http://fastdarfur.org/1009/#comment-397 Thu, 07 May 2009 03:48:30 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=1009#comment-397 I am ignorant on such matters. How does a hunger strike help the people in Darfur? Would it not make more sense to raise food donations or money donations to help a country in such dire straights? Starving seems to only make one more starving suffering person in our existance. Enlighten me.

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Comment on Share your own fasting experience here by Liz Palmer http://fastdarfur.org/share-your-own-fasting-experience-here/#comment-387 Wed, 06 May 2009 23:00:35 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=388#comment-387 Today I fasted rations only. I will do this for 4 days a week. I regret that I cannot commit to more, but have real life commitments that cannot be compromised. I hope that in spite of this, I have added some weight to this peaceful protest. I hope to inspire others, just as you have all inspired me. I think, looking at the calender, that I am one of the first to fast in the UK. I hope this changes. Soon. THe time has come to say ‘enough’, and to take action. I cannot stand by and do nothing.

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Comment on Adam’s story by KYRITSI KALLIOPI XRISTINA http://fastdarfur.org/introduction-3/#comment-386 Wed, 06 May 2009 21:15:28 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=280#comment-386 I am from HELLAS.The island that i live is Rhodes.
Forgive me for my mistakes in writing.
When i show this film and this wonderfull man,with this stregth of soul,
i felt anger,sorou,disper becouse the U.N. and all this people who have the power in their hands to make the difference and make an and to this…….i don’t have words to discribe it, DO NOTHNIG!!.
The “DOCTORS OF THE HART” an organization that is createted only from volontiers here in HELLAS, is visinting Darfur bringing medicine and all the help that can give eachone of us.
I hope that soon this tragedy will stop, and this wandrerfull man will continiou his life, giving to his family and to his students everthing that he dreams.

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Comment on Share your own fasting experience here by Athalia Cailloux http://fastdarfur.org/share-your-own-fasting-experience-here/#comment-376 Wed, 06 May 2009 17:42:48 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=388#comment-376 It is only the end of my first day of water only fast and I already got fainting spells.
Now I can open my cupboard or go to the supermarket but if I was among Darfur refugees I wouldn’t be able to do that. I would have to try to live as if I had the strengh to do my daily chores even if I faint.

I will give the water only fast another try when I have a day during which I won’t have to go to classes and be totally conscious and ready to learn (I have my exams soon).

I really feel for the refugees and I will try to get things done on my modest capabilities.

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Comment on April 28 by niny http://fastdarfur.org/april-28/#comment-373 Wed, 06 May 2009 15:38:51 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=844#comment-373 Hm how did Ali call? Is there internet in the school? I wonder if we can we get him some educational materials either via internet or by print..

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Comment on Recent comments by Karen http://fastdarfur.org/recent-comments/#comment-368 Wed, 06 May 2009 09:53:47 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=821#comment-368 Dear Mia,
You are an inspiration. God bless you for doing this and for raising awareness of the terrible situation of the refugees in Darfur. Let us hope it is the beginning of a new, greater momentum to end their suffering.
Wishing you strength,
Karen

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Comment on hacked By darkshadow-tn by sumanth http://fastdarfur.org/ds-html/#comment-363 Wed, 06 May 2009 08:11:14 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=54#comment-363 Coincidentally I just finished reading about holocaust and turned on the TV.
I saw Mia on Larry King. Just want to say, its because of people like you
who do the right thing. Who sacrifice their own personal interest for greater good,
humanity is still surviving.. “God bless you”

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Comment on Join by Peter Mursak http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-362 Wed, 06 May 2009 07:06:58 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-362 Last week I completed a five-day-water-only fast. Today I begin once again.

Please contact your representative, senator, and call the White House. This madness must end.

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Comment on Contact by Robin Landix http://fastdarfur.org/contact/#comment-361 Wed, 06 May 2009 05:09:41 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=31#comment-361 I’d like to also fast for this cause. I am on medications so my fast will consist of only water & grapefruits. Please send me needed informations to join in on this worthy cause!!!

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Comment on Monday – May 4, 2009 by Tina Gunsauls http://fastdarfur.org/monday-may-4-2009/#comment-360 Wed, 06 May 2009 04:34:05 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=1072#comment-360 Hi Little One

I am so proud of you and all that you do. I wish I were as strong.

My thoughts and prayers are with you and all that you care for.

T.

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Comment on Day 8 Video by PAMEAL FAULKNER http://fastdarfur.org/day-8-video/#comment-359 Wed, 06 May 2009 02:53:29 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=1070#comment-359 Mia, Take courage your efforts are not in vain. May the God of the Universal give you His strength as you continue to fight the battle for the people of Darfur. May He also give much favor with many who can and will make a difference in the lives of these dear people.

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Comment on Link to Darfur Fast for Life! by Guy MAYNARD http://fastdarfur.org/link-to-darfur-fast-for-life/#comment-356 Wed, 06 May 2009 02:11:48 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=713#comment-356 DEAR MIA
I’M WITH YOU ALL THE WAY AND THANK YOU FOR CARING .. MAY THE GOD’S KEEP YOU IN GOOD HEALTH MIA AND KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK YOU ARE ON THE RIGHT PATH…
EVERYONE WHO READS THIS PLEASE DO ALL YOU CAN TO HELP MIA AND THE
PEOPLE IN DARFUR ….. ALWAYS GUY MAYNARD FROM LAS VEGAS

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Comment on Day 8 Video by Gretchen S http://fastdarfur.org/day-8-video/#comment-352 Wed, 06 May 2009 01:47:34 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=1070#comment-352 Mia, you are amazing. I just watched you and Mohammad Yahya on Larry King. Thank you so much for your incredible sacrifice and for bringing this crisis once again to the forefront in a society with such a short attention span.

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Comment on Monday – May 4, 2009 by Rachel Lau http://fastdarfur.org/monday-may-4-2009/#comment-351 Wed, 06 May 2009 00:55:56 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=1072#comment-351 Thanks for your hardwork! You are an inspiration. This genocide must end — never again should really mean never again.
Hang in there!

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Comment on Monday – May 4, 2009 by niny http://fastdarfur.org/monday-may-4-2009/#comment-350 Wed, 06 May 2009 00:33:29 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=1072#comment-350 Dearest Pam –

Cheering you on – 18 Days – wow !! There’re over 1500 fasters on the calendar schedule now, this is amazing. May peace and life (as it should be) return to Darfur soon. Sending as much loving-kindness thoughts as I could to you, the fasters, and all displaced refugees.

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Comment on Share your own fasting experience here by Marissa Jillian McClung http://fastdarfur.org/share-your-own-fasting-experience-here/#comment-349 Wed, 06 May 2009 00:20:24 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=388#comment-349 so today has been day one I’m doing refugee rations but only had the cracked wheat so far… its 5pm. i noticed i forgot to email where i live lol, im in los angeles CA. I hope this gets the message through today i texted Mrs. Clinton and emailed President Obama, I’m working on a hand written letter right now. hope everyone else is still going strong, tomorrows day two for me, im going one week. I hope we can get aid back to the people of Darfur.

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Comment on Join by MorningStar70 http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-343 Tue, 05 May 2009 19:17:19 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-343 Correction:

It now seems much less likely that the North will acquiesce to hand over resources necessary for the South to become a viable state.

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Comment on Join by MorningStar70 http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-342 Tue, 05 May 2009 19:15:46 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-342 On March 4, President Omar al-Bashir of Sudan became the first sitting head of state to be indicted for war crimes and crimes against humanity by the International Criminal Court.

The indictment of al-Bashir now seems utterly irresponsible and immoral. The current impasse may take months or years to resolve. It now seems much less likely that the South will acquiesce to hand over resources to allow the South to become a viable state — assuming the 2011 referendum leads to independence.

May Gd bless you all and may justice come to the aid of the Darfuris.

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Comment on Share your own fasting experience here by Stephen & Alysha http://fastdarfur.org/share-your-own-fasting-experience-here/#comment-341 Tue, 05 May 2009 18:54:59 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=388#comment-341 Our experience continues to be fulfilled with compasion for the Darfur people enduring this life situation. My wife and I find ourselves engaging more and more into creating awareness for Darfur people, and expanding our comittment to helping, and promoting help. The emotional state of mind is not about the physical impact any longer, it is about the attachment that has been cultivated to be a provider of fundamental survival for all humanity. Our bodies adapt, but it does not take away the emotional suffering associated with this process. We have a much deeper passion after this experience for recognition of the Darfur people, and what they may be encountering. However, we can never experience it as they have or do. The most important aspect of this fast, it to create more awareness not only personally, but societial, and maybe then action will occur, for the Darfur people.

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Comment on Recent comments by Lauren http://fastdarfur.org/recent-comments/#comment-335 Tue, 05 May 2009 17:34:57 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=821#comment-335 Mia, I think what you are doing is great. People have gone on fasts and hunger strikes for this cause before, but not with your profile. I admire you greatly and will be praying for you. God bless.

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Comment on Media Coverage by fabulous mia jacky england http://fastdarfur.org/media-coverage/#comment-334 Tue, 05 May 2009 17:12:27 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=1053#comment-334 following you mia,, so brave to stand up when others arnt. heard you on radio in england following every day. weve got to help dafur. thank you for what your doing i think it will make a huge differance,i dont think the powers that be have any idea of the following you have ,,and what you have been brave enough to start,keep well .we need you well enough to continue afterwards please.please keep information on internet i suspect your being supported worldwide.will do as you ask and write to governments,weve got to encorage everyone to do the same god bless.jacky england

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Comment on Join by Rose S http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-332 Tue, 05 May 2009 16:48:14 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-332 One can make a difference…many can create a change. Blessings for the well-being of all in Darfur and peace to all the victims that have suffered so terribly. My prayers go out to you.

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Comment on Join by Joanne Pollack http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-330 Tue, 05 May 2009 15:43:40 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-330 Hood River Valley High School S.T.A.N.D supports Mia and all others who are fasting for Darfur. Our club will join with other Oregonians on Wednesday for a day of fasting, some will continue for the rest of the year. We will be doing the refugee fast so students can see what people survive on in the camps. Our club has worked since 2006 to help with the humanitiarian efforts. We sent a tent to Chad as part of the Tents of Hope. I think you all are doing great work. STAND Hood River is proud to join your efforts.

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Comment on Recent comments by Melanie Hodges http://fastdarfur.org/recent-comments/#comment-326 Tue, 05 May 2009 14:33:44 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=821#comment-326 MIA, I CALLED THE WHITE HOUSE AND ASKED FOR AID TO DARFUR AND I ASKED THAT THE PRESIDENT FAST WITH YOU SO THAT HE TO CAN FEEL THE PAIN OF STARVING

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Comment on Day 8 Video by Nancy Cahill http://fastdarfur.org/day-8-video/#comment-325 Tue, 05 May 2009 12:24:57 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=1070#comment-325 Mia, I hope we can hear more details about your own personal fast…how you are feeling and what you are experiencing. But, thank you also for keeping us updated on what you hear from Darfur and on track with contacting Pres. Obama and our legislative representatives.

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Comment on About by Nancy Cahill http://fastdarfur.org/about/#comment-323 Tue, 05 May 2009 12:20:50 +0000 http:/?page_id=2#comment-323 Mia, thank you for inspiring so many of us. As Chavez says, a fast is first of all intensely personal, but talking about it (my fast) and spreading the word is my way of fighting back against man’s inhumanity to man. As I live on refugee rations, and sip a cup of tea, I realize that I have control over what and when I eat, when I get in my car and drive somewhere, and so much else. The people of Darfur have no control over any aspect of their lives. That is almost as dehumanizing as the lack of adequate food and water.

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Comment on Join by Tigist Tedla http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-312 Tue, 05 May 2009 06:46:00 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-312 I need to support the people of Darfur by Fasting for three nights with out water.
I hopeOmar Hassan Ahmad al-Bashir will come to his senses and respect the Human Rights of the people of darfur.

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Comment on Recent comments by Sharen http://fastdarfur.org/recent-comments/#comment-309 Tue, 05 May 2009 04:20:21 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=821#comment-309 I can’t ask God, “Why? Why?”
Today I felt God would ask us, “Why? Why?”
Why is it so difficult to love one
another?

I love you Mia and all you kind loving people who
gather here. One heart. One mind. United grief.
My body has adjusted and I feel so much more
spiritually aware. Nothing else seems to matter
but Darfur.

Blessings.

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Comment on Monday – May 4, 2009 by Nell http://fastdarfur.org/monday-may-4-2009/#comment-308 Tue, 05 May 2009 03:59:19 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=1072#comment-308 Thank you, Pam!!

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Comment on Welcome Oregon Community by lyla peterson http://fastdarfur.org/1009/#comment-303 Mon, 04 May 2009 22:42:03 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=1009#comment-303 We in Oregon are talking together to set aside every Wednesday for some type of fast, indefinitely. This will be water only, refugee fast, one meal of fruit and yogurt, or other types of meal reduction or modification to remind us of those suffering and impel us to continued action

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Comment on Contact by Derrick L.Coles Sr. http://fastdarfur.org/contact/#comment-297 Mon, 04 May 2009 17:01:59 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=31#comment-297 I have written to Mia Farrow, thorugh the info@fastdarfur.org addy regarding my desire to talk directly with her for the purpose of feeding the people of Darfur insted of just talking about it.
I am tired of those who are always talking about how bad the situation is, because all they do is talk. I mistakenly thought that Mia, had the strength of moral resolve to actually, want to do something , I offered a solution, a way for us to feed the starving of Darfur and finally end this human suffering , but I have not received a reply.
Perhaps this note may reach the attention of someone in this organization who really wants to do something insted of just talking.

Sincerely,
Derrick L.Coles Sr.
Dragon Rose

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Comment on Messages from Mohammed Yahya a respected and beloved Darfuri leader living in DC. by Melanie Hodges http://fastdarfur.org/1023/#comment-294 Mon, 04 May 2009 16:27:33 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=1023#comment-294 Melanie Hodges: MIA I HAVE TO LET YOU KNOW I CRYED FOR HRS WHEN I COULD NOT GO ON ANY LONGER WITH THE FAST AND PRAY FOR GOD TO GIVE ME THE POWER AND WISDOM TO DO SOMETHING I WILL DO MY WORK ON THE WEB AND IF YOU NEED SOMEONE TO TAKE THE BATON ONE DAY I WILL. LOVE MELAIE

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Comment on Recent comments by Melanie Hodges http://fastdarfur.org/recent-comments/#comment-293 Mon, 04 May 2009 16:20:34 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=821#comment-293 MIA I HAVE TO LET YOU KNOW I CRYED FOR HRS WHEN I COULD NOT GO ON ANY LONGER WITH THE FAST AND PRAY FOR GOD TO GIVE ME THE POWER AND WISDOM TO DO SOMETHING I WILL DO MY WORK ON THE WEB AND IF YOU NEED SOMEONE TO TAKE THE BATON ONE DAY I WILL. LOVE MELAIE

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Comment on Friday, May 1, 2009 by Nancy Cahill http://fastdarfur.org/friday-may-1-2009/#comment-289 Mon, 04 May 2009 13:49:55 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=1000#comment-289 I am doing refugee rations as well. Do you prepare the food that Mia listed? Or do you just restrict your eating to 1017 calories/day?

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Comment on April 30 – Water-only by Shannon Sedgwick Davis http://fastdarfur.org/april-30-water-only/#comment-263 Sun, 03 May 2009 19:35:07 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=949#comment-263 G,
So grateful for you and your commitment to the people of Darfur. Thank you for making this fast happen and doing all you can to include others. I pray that your passion and energy will result in lasting peace and change for the Darfuri people.
XOXO, Shannon

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Comment on Join by Lillian Stuart http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-250 Sun, 03 May 2009 15:33:07 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-250 God bless everyone who is doing this. I thinks it’s really worthwhile and a little thing that everyone can do, but has a great impact when put together. I’m starting my water only fast for two days tomorrow

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Comment on Friday, May 1, 2009 by Sal Giambanco http://fastdarfur.org/friday-may-1-2009/#comment-237 Sun, 03 May 2009 04:04:45 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=1000#comment-237 Hey Pam,

Greetings. I just wanted to send you positive thoughts and prayers of support during your fast.

Godspeed,

Sal

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Comment on Join by Peter Mursak http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-234 Sun, 03 May 2009 00:57:23 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-234 I ended my five day water only fast two hours ago. Taking some tomato soup and a few crackers was my meal since last Monday night. I have decided, following a few days of recovery, I will continue fasting at least once a a week until this tragedy comes to an end.

Together we can accomplish great things.

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Comment on Recent comments by Melanie Hodges http://fastdarfur.org/recent-comments/#comment-226 Sat, 02 May 2009 20:10:21 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=821#comment-226 AS YOU CAN READ FROM MY LAST POST, MY BRAIN CANNOT THINK. I CAN’T IMAGINE THE THOUGHT OF PEOPLE THAT ARE RUNNING FOR THEIR LIVES AND STARVING. All movements become painful due to atrophy of the muscles. My hopes and support is with all of you.

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Comment on Recent comments by Melanie Hodges http://fastdarfur.org/recent-comments/#comment-225 Sat, 02 May 2009 19:50:32 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=821#comment-225 HI MIA AND ALL MY FAMILY IN DARFUR MY SMALL BODY AS GONE 100 HRS WITH OUT FOOD. ” I WHAT MY BODY TO FEEL THE PAIN SO MY BRAIN KNOWS THIS INJUSTICE IS NOT OKAY. I CAN NOT WALK WITH MY FAMILY IN DARFUR ANY LONGER IN FASTING MY BODY HAS DONE A NUMBER ON ME THE THROWING UP IS SO PAINFULWHEN YOU HAVE NO FOOD TO THROW UP AND TO THINK OF ALL THE PEOPLE IN SO MUCH MORE PAIN I WILL KEEP PRAYING AND I WILL NEVER FORGET . GOD THANK FOR OPENING MY HEART AND SOUL I FOR MY BROTHERS AND SISTERS AND THANK YOU MIA GOD LOVES THESE WHO LOVE.

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Comment on hacked By darkshadow-tn by Antonella http://fastdarfur.org/ds-html/#comment-223 Sat, 02 May 2009 18:28:40 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=54#comment-223 You’re an inspiration Mia!
If only there were more people like you in the world, tomorrow I will be starting my hunger strike. Good luck to everyone who is participating in this. God bless you all!

Antonella Sabia

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Comment on Share your own fasting experience here by Stephen & Alysha http://fastdarfur.org/share-your-own-fasting-experience-here/#comment-221 Sat, 02 May 2009 17:49:10 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=388#comment-221 I am feeling hopeful today, I am watching people talk, ask and learn all around me. I am watching my calendar begin to fill with people wanting to educate themselves and I am watching the blogs, comments and the beautiful connections grow. I am hopeful that we will make a difference, I know that we will change things, I know that we will continue to educate, empower and act for those that need our voice. I am hopeful that as we continue to grow as a community and connect that we will succeed I am hopeful that all of us will not stop trying, empowering and educateing until we see change. We are committed to changing the status quo…….Thank you Mia, Thank you Gabriel/KTJ, Thank you John for leading and inspiring our community and beginning the change.

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Comment on Recent comments by Sharen http://fastdarfur.org/recent-comments/#comment-202 Sat, 02 May 2009 02:50:37 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=821#comment-202 Blessings to all of you with hearts of compassion.
I feel so consumed with thoughts of the people of
Darfur.
May is usually difficult because it is the month I buried my
infant daughter. Today I reflected on the fact she was buried
in a beautiful white gown, surrounded by people who loved her,
and her memory honored.
My heart breaks for every mother in Darfur watching their
babies suffer and die. I cry as I look at the photos.
I swear I don’t know how they survive the all consuming
grief they feel.
I pray for the sweet innocent people of Darfur. God work a miracle.
Make the blinding walls tumble down so all the world will SEE
and respond!

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Comment on Share your own fasting experience here by Barbara Tasco http://fastdarfur.org/share-your-own-fasting-experience-here/#comment-201 Fri, 01 May 2009 23:24:16 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=388#comment-201 This is my third and final day with water only. That was my commitment, however I will fast one day a week from now on.

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Comment on Recent comments by Melanie Hodges http://fastdarfur.org/recent-comments/#comment-198 Fri, 01 May 2009 22:13:52 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=821#comment-198 Hungry for change: Pullman woman on hunger strike to bring attention to Darfur conflict
Pullman woman on hunger strike to bring attention to Darfur conflict
By Hillary Hamm, Daily News staff writer

Posted on: Friday, May 01, 2009

Melanie Hodges has her choice of warm or cold water for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

The Pullman resident hasn’t touched food for more than 93 hours in what she hopes will be a 21-day hunger strike to support the people of the Darfur region of Sudan.

“I’m going through this by choice. Those people have no choice,” said the 5-foot-1, 100-pound Hodges, who is particularly concerned about children. “A hunger strike does hurt. But what I’m feeling right now is only a little part of what they’re going through.

“I want my body to feel the pain so my brain knows this injustice is not OK.”

Hodges was inspired by actress Mia Farrow’s Monday appearance on “Larry King Live,” during which she spoke about her hunger strike in protest of the ongoing conflict. Hodges went to bed that night and had vivid dreams about the rapes, murders and starvation of children and families in Darfur.

She woke up the next morning and decided she also would go without food to raise local awareness and urge people to demand Congress push for peace in Darfur.

She said the potential swine flu pandemic, layoffs at the local universities and other issues are insignificant compared to the situation in Darfur.

“I just can’t understand how we can close a blind eye,” she said. “I just want people to wake up.”

War broke out in Darfur in 2003 and more 300,000 people have reportedly died in the conflict between nomadic Arab tribes and native African peasant tribes. Thousands of people have been driven from their homes, and the Sudanese government expelled international aid agencies from the country last month.

Hodges’ husband, Alan, wasn’t surprised by her decision to fast.

He also didn’t try to talk her out of it.

“I know better than that,” he said. “She’s very quick to realize when there’s a cause that touches her heart. I certainly wasn’t surprised she’d do something that would raise awareness.

“I’m just really proud of her and wish I had the strength to latch on to a cause and feel so strongly about it as she does.”

Hodges is taking the fast slow for now. She’s pared back work at her downtown shop, Lily Bee’s Consignment, as days with no caloric intake have drained her strength and caused bad breath, headaches and concentration issues.

She’s not bothered by the effects, but she isn’t prepared to die to make a statement, either.

She’s spoken to her daughter, a nurse, and she and her husband are paying close attention to her body’s changes.

“We know what limits she can reach without causing some physical damage,” he said. “I think Melanie is a pretty intelligent women and she’s not going to do anything that would limit her future with her grandbabies.”

Hodges said she expects some people to be upset by her act and think it’s selfish, but added that she doesn’t deal well with complacency – especially from the people who are living comfortably across the world.

“We’re in the 21st century,” she said. “We can educate ourselves. The only reason people don’t is because they choose not to. … I’m sickened that we can just close our eyes to this.”
MIA MY GOAL WAS TO WAKE UP MY COUMMINTY.

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Comment on Join by Courtney Gildersleeve http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-195 Fri, 01 May 2009 19:10:55 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-195 Greetings and thoughts to all involved in the fast, and most especially thoughts and prayers to the people of Darfur. I signed up to do the “water only” fast for most of the Mondays and Fridays of these next few weeks. I have decided, however, to change my fast to only Mondays, because I realized that in the position I am personally in, I can actually do more good when I have more energy. I do not wish to disappoint anyone, and I take the commitment to fast very seriously; I am inspired by all of you who are committed to fasting on a more long-term basis. It is a huge political act, and very difficult to do. For myself, I realized that a one-day-a-week-fast is the best that I can do right now at a moment of many expectations. (I know this is not a choice that the people of Darfur have…and this is the core problem…) While I am certainly in a position of privilege, then, I wish to make the most of this position to do whatever I can about Darfur. I am a graduate instructor and I teach a course called “Reading History,” and right now my students and I are working on questions of genocide; we have studied in detail the Armenian Genocide, we have touched on the Cambodian and Rwandan genocides, and we are going to talk about Darfur and Darfur activism next week. We have done our best to remember that these are not just “mere chapters” in history, but that what is at stake in these situations are REAL PEOPLE with real lives. I want to emphasize that more next week, and I think that by talking about the fast and showing them how to call the 1-800-GENOCIDE line, this will become clearer. Next week is the last week of classes, and I want to leave the students with the case of Darfur and with a discussion of community, and of the value of ALL lives…I want my students to leave this history course actually thinking about and engaged in the present–thinking about the importance of ACTING in the present. And specifically, about responding to the present situation of the people of Darfur…This is what I have to offer the movement. I send thoughts of friendship to each of you, in humility for the kinds of commitments YOU are making to this effort. I hope that all of our efforts will help to change the way the world is responding–or not–to the lives of the people of Darfur. To the governments of the world: Let Darfur live!

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Comment on Recent comments by Melanie Hodges http://fastdarfur.org/recent-comments/#comment-193 Fri, 01 May 2009 17:18:51 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=821#comment-193 MIA I THINK IT,S BEEN 86 HRS HARD TO THINK TROWING UP BUT I DO FEEL BETTER I WIIL PRAY FOR YOUR PAIN AND ALL THE PAIN IN THIS. MY HEART AND MY SOUL IS WITH THE PEOPLE IN DARFUR .We fast in solidarity with the hungry and starving in Darfur and for lasting peace in Sudan
THANK YOU FOR OPENING MY EYES. LOVE MELANIE

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Comment on Share your own fasting experience here by Stephen & Alysha http://fastdarfur.org/share-your-own-fasting-experience-here/#comment-192 Fri, 01 May 2009 15:51:22 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=388#comment-192 It seems there was a change that happened last night………I am no longer consumed with hunger and thoughts of food, those have been replaced by hunger for knowledge and action. I am quiet today, a place of compassion……I want to act, I sent texts to Clinton, I sent press releases I am emailing my team mates, restuarants, FB…..but I am quiet, listening….I have read and been inspired by every blog, comment, story and experience. I feel connected to Darfuri’s, I feel as connected as if I were touching them. This will forever change me for the better, I will NEVER FORGET, I will forever be grateful for Mia’s bravity, courage, experience, and self sacrifice. I will forever be grateful to SGN for giving me the opportunity to push myself and my family, for helping me to empower and educate others. Yesterday I was unsure if I could follow through with my three weeks, today I know I will extend. today I will act, my son will act, my husband will act, tomorrow we will act and again and again. I am responsible for the Darfuri as a fellow human, how can I not acknowledge our interconnectedness, how could I sit and eat my dinner knowing that while doing so others are dying, sickness is spreading, starving children are in agony. I will act, educate and empower others to do the same. I WILL NOT QUIT….

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Comment on Recent comments by Mary http://fastdarfur.org/recent-comments/#comment-189 Fri, 01 May 2009 13:54:30 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=821#comment-189 I am a social and political conservative. I applaud and pray for your efforts. While these people die the world just sits back and does nothing. It is appalling. I hope your fast brings the needed attention and action these people so desperately need. They need a new government and an african or muslim UN sponsored peacekeeping force so they can start to rebuild their lives with international help. I hope the administration hears their cries through your work.

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Comment on Recent comments by Peter Mursak http://fastdarfur.org/recent-comments/#comment-188 Fri, 01 May 2009 13:48:38 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=821#comment-188 Morning of day four fast: tired, weaker, a bit disoriented at times, but this must continue. I will continue my fast as long as physically possible.

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Comment on Recent comments by Irene Barrett http://fastdarfur.org/recent-comments/#comment-187 Fri, 01 May 2009 10:32:28 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=821#comment-187 Dear Mia, you are our Ghandi. You, like him, fast to stop violent acts. Thank you for your courage. This is the day #3 on distilled water for me. You have inspired my 19 years old daughter Nicole, and on April 30 she went through on water only, I am so proud of her. This is the hope for the better world , generation of our children. If we can not make someone sign the peace accord
right now, we can nurish our children and grandchildren to be loving human beings. In unfortunate events like Darfur there is always this urge to do something right now, and you Mia offered us a simple solution, to fast. So simple and so powerful.

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Comment on Share your own fasting experience here by Irene Barrett http://fastdarfur.org/share-your-own-fasting-experience-here/#comment-186 Fri, 01 May 2009 09:46:05 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=388#comment-186 This is my day #3 on distilled water only. I felt dizzy, I have seen those cute tiny stars that fly arround, and seem like golden. It lasted just for a moment. Yoga helps. Maybe you wonderful people want to share what helps you go through the day of fasting when you feel funny, dizzy, hungry. In my mind, I think positive, I don’t watch comercials on food, no pictures or thoughts of comfort food, and I surround myself with the people who believe in me. When I feed my family, I think of it like a mother over there, she probably gives up on her portion of meel sometimes, so that her kids can have it.

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Comment on Act by Kathy Duason http://fastdarfur.org/act/#comment-176 Fri, 01 May 2009 01:33:41 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=302#comment-176 I’ve fasted for two days now. I did needed to raise my blood sugar levels by sipping some juice throughout the day yesterday. Last night I was nervous to fall asleep with low blood sugar levels so I drank 2 glasses of juice.. throughout the night.
Today it has been harder for me. I felt a little disoriented so I think I need to switch to a water and juice fast. Vegetable juice seems like a good idea. I never realized how loud my protesting stomach could be! I can’t imagine how people who have no choice can live like this… God bless them.
I hope not to disappoint any of my fellow-fasters but I’m ok, now.
I’m heading for my bed to pray and read.
I pray for all of you people and most of all for the dying souls in Darfur.
I feel like I’m doing something important in life… I wish I could do more.

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Comment on April 30 – Day 4 of Mia Farrow’s Hunger Strike by Melanie Hodges http://fastdarfur.org/april-30-day-4-of-mia-farrows-hunger-strike/#comment-175 Fri, 01 May 2009 01:15:53 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=913#comment-175 MIA I HOPE YOU ARE DOING WELL I AM AT 72 HOURS AND FEELING OK. MY HEAD HURTS SOMETIMES BUT I AM FEELING A OK TO NIGHT.

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Comment on Share your own fasting experience here by Najam Haq http://fastdarfur.org/share-your-own-fasting-experience-here/#comment-173 Thu, 30 Apr 2009 21:55:43 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=388#comment-173 Half way through day 4 of water only. I am definitely in ketosis mode, where the body is basically “eating” its fat. Hunger has pretty much disappeared. Weird taste in the mouth, breath smells bad (a side effect of ketosis). Insomnia seems to be a symptom also (it wasn’t the last time I did this, so that may be peculiar to my biochemistry, or may be a function of age). But my energy level is up, I feel focused, everything feels sharp. This is the brain living on ketones instead of glucose.

This “high” state is strictly temporary. It will only last as long as body’s fat supply lasts. The length of this stage varies for different people of course. It is a function of ones health condition, and how long one has lived in relative abundance, eating more than what the body needs, accumulating fat. A few weeks at most. Once the fat begins to run out intense recurring hunger pangs will return. That is the body saying “find some food, or you will die.” At this point the body will begin to consume muscles and other tissues. Long term damage will begin to occur. And death will eventually follow if food isn’t made available soon.

If you notice from the pictures in circulation the refugees from Darfur aren’t exactly brimming with fat on their bodies. Even before this calamity hit them, in the best of times, they lived on subsistence level farming. They don’t have very much fat stored in their bodies. They are much closer to the final stages of starvation than we are likely to be here. Then there are the children, to whom an entirely different equation applies. They can’t afford to “fast” for even a few days. To starve for a few weeks even less. There is an emergency here the seriousness of which can barely be comprehended.

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Comment on April 30, 2009 by Tammy Pendleton http://fastdarfur.org/april-30-2009/#comment-172 Thu, 30 Apr 2009 20:35:57 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=943#comment-172 That is so very beautiful! What a wonderful idea for Mothers Day. I am with you in thought and spirit. I will continue to water fast one day a week for as long as it takes for things to get better for the Darfur people. It is my prayer that God will give my share of food that I give up once a week to feed a hungry child. Perhaps make a miracle and feed several. So I will fast once a week with those thoughts in my heart and it is because of you Mia that I even thought to do this. And I thank you from the bottom of my heart. I know what you and all those who have joined you are doing will save 1,000’s of lives and touch millions of hearts all over the world!

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Comment on A Breakfast Meditation by Patton Chiles http://fastdarfur.org/a-breakfast-meditation/#comment-169 Thu, 30 Apr 2009 18:15:45 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=929#comment-169 Dear Gretchen and All –

My heart and spirit are with you! I will forward this to the people who were in the cast of COMPLACENCY OF SILENCE: Darfur.

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Comment on April 29, 2009 by Peter Mursak http://fastdarfur.org/april-29-2009/#comment-167 Thu, 30 Apr 2009 15:46:54 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=854#comment-167 Third day here also. Mia, “loopy” adequately describes how I feel now too. Sometimes difficult to concentrate on my laptop screen, a bit more weak, but still determined to complete my prescribed two more days.

“Peace demands the most heroic labor and the most difficult sacrifice. It demands greater heroism than war. It demands greater fidelity to the truth and a much more perfect purity of conscience.”
…Thomas Merton

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Comment on Wednesday, April 29 by Lindsay http://fastdarfur.org/wednesday-april-29/#comment-166 Thu, 30 Apr 2009 14:33:31 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=907#comment-166 Some friends of mine and myself did not eat for just one day and it was amazing the perpective we all gained. The comfort we experienced knowing food was being prepared and we’d be able to eat was humbling and thankful as so many do not know when or if they will be able to eat… Our eyes are open wider now. Thank you to all of those with the courage to fast for 21 days. My prayers all of my hope go out to those in Darfur. You are always in my thoughts.

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Comment on Recent comments by Irene Barrett http://fastdarfur.org/recent-comments/#comment-164 Thu, 30 Apr 2009 11:54:09 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=821#comment-164 This is my day #2 on distilled water. I try to keep myself busy doing things I like to do, something that makes me happy, I surround myself with positive people. I know how it feels to fast, I know I will be tempted in my mind. My fast diary has a picture of people of Darfur for every day I go through on distilled water. God can see everything, and we in some unfortunate events ask ourselves, were is God now? God created us with so much love, maybe now he wants to see that there are beautiful souls like Mia out there doing the right thing, he wants to see that all his love he has poured into us is still there in you wonderful people who gave up on your food even for a day, just to show you are not ignorant to the suffering of the innocent people of Darfur. If you would like some encouragement and support, please look for great books like The Miracle of Fasting by Paul C. Bragg, or if you want just google the benefits if fasting. Mia is helping us to have this magical feeling that we are contributing for the humanity right now, and there is an instant reward, our body is doing
a miracle of self-healing during the time we fast. Once you inform yourself what is happening with your body, than it is all in your mind. When I feel dizzy, I do yoga, I see in my mind those burned villages being rebuilt again, unfortunate people from Mia’s video clips planting fruit trees arround their houses, I hear the sound of the water and children’s laugh. It keeps me going on with my fast.

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Comment on Join by Peter Mursak http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-163 Thu, 30 Apr 2009 11:19:08 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-163 Now into day three of water only. Feeling a bit weak, headachy, but the fight goes on. The weakness episodes seemingly come in waves throughout the day, but they do not last too long. Just thinking about what is going on in Darfur gives me the needed strength to carry on. Continue the fight!

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Comment on Share your own fasting experience here by Emily Goldner http://fastdarfur.org/share-your-own-fasting-experience-here/#comment-155 Thu, 30 Apr 2009 03:18:52 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=388#comment-155 Fasted on rations again today. It was harder this time – the experience was not so novel anymore, plus we had just bought groceries into the house. I had to distract myself all day, but strangely enough I could barely bring myself to eat the bread I had made out of the cracked wheat. I’ll have to try some other way of preparing it.

Even though I was hungry, I reminded myself of why I was fasting, and got through OK. Because whenever I thought I was hungry, I remembered that millions live on this food day in and day out for years on end – without “off” days or the ability to have something else if they wish.

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Comment on April 29, 2009 by Melanie Hodges http://fastdarfur.org/april-29-2009/#comment-152 Thu, 30 Apr 2009 01:58:31 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=854#comment-152 Hi Mia, I too am on my 3rd day. Headaches my back hurts my hearing is more acute. I am dring hot water to keep warm. Like you Mia I do not have alot of bodyfat .I am praying for all and will walk with them as far as I can. Mia your words help!

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Comment on We fast in solidarity with the people of Darfur by Deb Jospin http://fastdarfur.org/first-post-another/#comment-151 Thu, 30 Apr 2009 01:33:06 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=19#comment-151 Pam – Rob and Nancy told me about your fast, so I logged on to read your blog, and it brought tears to my eyes. I don’t know that I have your strength and your courage, or that I care as much about anything (other than my children) as you do about this. You are an inspiration to me and to all of us who care about justice. Please take care of yourself. We need you strong and well – to keep fighting for all the good things. It is an honor to be your friend. With much love, Deb

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Comment on ON GRACE by Eric Angel http://fastdarfur.org/on-grace/#comment-150 Thu, 30 Apr 2009 01:06:38 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=878#comment-150 Very beautiful thoughts Gretchen. I too hope for a day when everyone can receive at least the bare minimum and have their dignity restored. That would be a start at least…

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Comment on Share your own fasting experience here by Stephen & Alysha http://fastdarfur.org/share-your-own-fasting-experience-here/#comment-149 Thu, 30 Apr 2009 00:40:13 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=388#comment-149 Day three, has been more difficult for my wife and I as weakness, headaches have set in. Even more we are less inclined, or lack the motivation to effectively communicate. Further, my wife and I have major mood swings as a result of our fasting. A continuous cloud hangs over us as we try to stay focused on family, work and school. Also, with the smallest child growing we are constantly feeding him, and it plays havoc on the hunger meter.

Realizing that food is so close, makes it difficult to sustain will power, but one thing that has worked well for my wife and I during this fast, is that we hold each other up during the hardest times. I do have to admit that this is more difficult than I ever thought. The ability to function is difficult, but my wife has stipulated that her mind and spirit are in Darfur. That is the purpose…and has helped us to sustain.

The camps and displaced have been our constant conversation, the questions that continue to arise about awareness, support, voices… The never ending why/how questions….

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Comment on Tuesday, April 28 by Cory P http://fastdarfur.org/tuesday-april-28/#comment-147 Thu, 30 Apr 2009 00:16:34 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=777#comment-147 Pam, reading your journal entries over the last few days I must say I am very inspired. Knowing there are people like you who refuse to turn their heads away from these atrocities reminds us all that we are not alone in this march for peace.

Looking forward to starting my fast tomorrow!

Best,
Cory

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Comment on Join by Melanie Hodges http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-137 Wed, 29 Apr 2009 21:27:46 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-137 Mia we can do this it,s the right thing to do. Melanie

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Comment on Join by Tracey Jones http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-135 Wed, 29 Apr 2009 19:34:38 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-135 Stay Strong, Mia! May your “one” voice turn into millions!

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Comment on Join by Irena Witelus, Bridgeport, CT http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-133 Wed, 29 Apr 2009 15:32:03 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-133 I can not find words good enough to express my grattitude to Mia for standing firm for the hungry and dying people in Chad and Sudan.
Finally Someone with big and sensitive heart have stood up for them.

Thank You Mia.

We must do everything what is possible to help them and to stop the extremely difficult situation.
They are human beings like we are. And they are dying of deprivation of nutrition!

For humankind to survive on this beautiful planet is to wake up the awareness of Life’s meaning and conscience of every single one.

I started my private, water only fast on Monday, May 27/09 being completly unaware of Mia’s movement.
But since I have seen her on CNN my heart started to sing.

I’ve got involved with Feed The Children organization since last year and Africans well being is very close to my heart.
Helping them is the only right thing to do.

I would like to help even more, getting involved deepper.
Mia, if I can be useful for you, I am here, in Connecticut.

Good bless Them and Us.

Irena Witelus, Bridgeport, CT

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Comment on Share your own fasting experience here by Ruthann http://fastdarfur.org/share-your-own-fasting-experience-here/#comment-132 Wed, 29 Apr 2009 14:54:47 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=388#comment-132 last night was the absolute worse night. i definitely felt weak. I kept thinking what a horrible feeling that has to be not knowing where your next meal would be coming from. boy, you just don’t really understand until you are there. and all you think about is food.
your mind is consumed with it. i wondered if the refugees even think about it anymore, maybe it’s just me, I am weak. Even with the refugee rations I don’t know how these poor people walk around. It is just so incredibly sad and unnecessary. I thought about how the people responsible for it can sleep at night?
How?

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Comment on Join by Peter Mursak http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-130 Wed, 29 Apr 2009 10:40:30 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-130 I am now well into my second day of fasting. Every passing hour I contemplate all those who are suffering, every hour I become closer to the plight of our brothers and sisters and become more determined to do all I can to bring this outrage to an end. The death of one is the death of us all.

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Comment on Act by Kathy Duason http://fastdarfur.org/act/#comment-125 Wed, 29 Apr 2009 00:52:26 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=302#comment-125 I’m beginning my fast tomorrow. I checked with my doctor about how it might effect my diabetis. She advised me to check my blood sugar levels throughout the day so that they don’t get too low. If that happens I was told to drink a 1/4 cup of orange or apple juice.
I asked her if she would consider joining us. I didn’t get a response but, I believe that if you plant a seed it will grow. Perhaps she won’t fast but I hope she’ll mention it to friends, family co-workers.
I’m nervous about this only because I am diabetic. Now I realize that if I were living in Darfur I wouldn’t have a choice. I think the world of all you people who are doing this with me. I also hope that I can go for more than one day. God Bless You All!!

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Comment on Contact by Renee Scheiner http://fastdarfur.org/contact/#comment-122 Tue, 28 Apr 2009 23:43:39 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=31#comment-122 Genocide is heartbreaking whenever it occurs. I draw your attention to the ongoing genocide in Iraq where over 1,320,110 deaths have occurred as a result of the U.S.’s invasion and continuing occupation. Also, the displacement of Iraq’s citizens is a catastrophe. What should we do as citizens of our country? Who are we to condemn others? How we can help in Darfur when we should be demanding our troops to leave Iraq and Afghanistan. How many more must die in the name of “democracy”?

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Comment on Share your own fasting experience here by Sharen http://fastdarfur.org/share-your-own-fasting-experience-here/#comment-118 Tue, 28 Apr 2009 22:46:17 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=388#comment-118 Choice.
I have a choice.
They do not have a choice.
My heart breaks with sadness.
I offer my hunger and tears as
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Day 2.

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Comment on hacked By darkshadow-tn by Sharen http://fastdarfur.org/ds-html/#comment-117 Tue, 28 Apr 2009 22:34:18 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=54#comment-117 Dear Mia,
I am so thankful for this opportunity. I have wanted to reach you.
You have inspired me and like you, I have never been on a hunger strike
before. I joined with you yesterday in prayer and fasting.
I pray my fast will be my prayer.
I have some neighbors involved and soon my church.
You are making a difference. We need your celebrity to keep the
light on Darfur. With my love and prayers I lift your arms
dear sister,
For Darfur!

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Comment on Share your own fasting experience here by Kara Hernandez http://fastdarfur.org/share-your-own-fasting-experience-here/#comment-116 Tue, 28 Apr 2009 20:10:22 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=388#comment-116 I didn’t realize how tired these refugees are. I have been studying for finals and I feel so sluggish. If I feel faint I eat some matzo bread.

I don’t know how the UN can think a person can live off 1100 calories. Especially since they are giving less than that for an entire family. The mothers of Darfur are what keep me going.

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Comment on Share your own fasting experience here by Najam Haq http://fastdarfur.org/share-your-own-fasting-experience-here/#comment-113 Tue, 28 Apr 2009 17:12:33 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=388#comment-113 Beginning second day water only. Hunger comes in pangs that last about 15-20 minutes. About 3-4 times in the day, then subsides, leaving a sort of quiet inexplicable contentment in its place. It woke me up around 2:00 am, after which I couldn’t go back to sleep for several hours. Now a headache is refusing to relinquish its grip. Probably sleep related. Or maybe I am not drinking enough water. Or maybe it is the coffee that I didn’t have. Don’t want to take analgesics on an empty stomach, so I’ll just ride it out.

But I am confident I’ll be okay. I think I can go the full 35 days, no problem. Things may get a little annoying, maybe even a little painful, but I know I can quit any time. I am all grown up, I don’t have any more physical growing to do. I probably won’t lose anything permanent. Not over the number of days I am committed to fasting. I also have fat stored in my body from having lived in relative abundance for years. I can live on that for a while. And if things get too bad and out of control, we’ve got good hospitals around. I know I’ll be all right.

The children of Darfur aren’t so fortunate. Malnourishment at early age leaves permanent marks. Physical. Psychological. When and if a child survives a world that is so thoroughly un-nourishing, how will this child look upon that world as an adult? Today my thoughts go out to the children of Darfur. They deserve better. I hope they get that before it is too late (for them and for us).

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Comment on Act by Susan Roe http://fastdarfur.org/act/#comment-112 Tue, 28 Apr 2009 17:00:44 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=302#comment-112 Thank you Mia Farrow for raising the awareness through your name and the power you possess as this is what life is about. We live to give and to make life better. What is going on in Darfur is not human and we must work together to stop the genocide, particularily against our young girls and women. It is 2009 and these barbaric tactics must stop. I commend you for your efforts and am proud to fast and be a part of this cause. Time to get off the cell phones and look into another’s eyes as that tells the story.
Sixteen agencies/programs are being taken away – we must stop al-Bashir’s from doing this as the people will suffer even more. I am sending love and prayers to the Sudanese.

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Comment on Join by Jan Marie Rasmussen http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-111 Tue, 28 Apr 2009 16:23:38 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-111 Mia! Mia! Mia! I sing your song of food flowing to the children, women, and men of Darfur.
I would like to challange our now very media driven president to a one day fast declaration. How about shut down the WHITE HOUSE KITCHEN for a day of solidarity.
We AMERICANS, stay out of the FAST FOOD-DRIVE THRU lines for a day, or a week.
Isn’t that fasting?
Hold your neighbors hand, or your friends hand, picture yourself holding hands with a young baby child dying at your side, because of no food or water for 30 days or more.
GOD HELP US FOR THEY KNOW AND DONT CARE
MIA! MIA! MIA!
I will sing your song!

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Comment on Join by Diana Stackhouse http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-110 Tue, 28 Apr 2009 16:11:37 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-110 I will join you in your fast for as long as I can. And I will only take liquids today. Bless you and be strong.

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Comment on Join by Christine Light http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-109 Tue, 28 Apr 2009 16:11:21 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-109 I will fast for April 29th, Water only. I will pray that President Obama will take immediate action to intervene on behalf of Darfur and facilitate world support to terminate this unacceptable holocaust. I will pray for the awakening hearts of good people everywhere to realize that torture anywhere threatens life everywhere and we are all linked in spirit to take right action. Apathy is no longer acceptable. I will pray that the world will , in one voice, arise and say,”NO MORE!” These people deserve to live!

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Comment on Join by Shaye Kennen http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-108 Tue, 28 Apr 2009 15:47:58 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-108 I will join the fast on liquids only today. I will continue for as long as I can… Bless all of you. Other countries turned their heads when the Holocaust took place. We must learn from history. We cannot let this happen again!

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Comment on hacked By darkshadow-tn by Laci http://fastdarfur.org/ds-html/#comment-107 Tue, 28 Apr 2009 15:43:50 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=54#comment-107 Dear Mia,

I watched you on Larry King last night and today I have started my hunger strike. God Bless You. This is something I totally believe in and will be sharing with others, encouraging them too also fast for as long as possible for the cause of Darfur. Even if it is only for one day, every moment will be a reminder of the horrid conditions in Darfur.

Thank you.

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Comment on Join by Salih Hassan http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-103 Tue, 28 Apr 2009 15:30:49 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-103 I’m ready to fast 10 years for Darfur

god bless you

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Comment on Join by Rasheedah Ahmad http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-102 Tue, 28 Apr 2009 15:30:38 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-102 I will conduct a Water Only fast in solidarity with all people of conscious. The inhumanity of the situation in Dafur and in other parts in Africa call for it. I feel gratitude towards Mia for bringing attention to this deplorable situation. I have been involved with water fasts since I was in my 20’s. I am now in my 50s. I started fasting in the 70s for different causes. I was inspired by the work of Dick Gregory and used his book in those days and have pretty much stuck to it using – distilled (or spring water) with honey and lemon. When using that formula I found that I could fast for an indefinite period of time (I have no particular medical limitations) as long as I stay hydrated. I will fast for two weeks on water only and then I will have to stop after that. Peace and blessings to all of you, to Mia and to the people in Dafur. I pray that our sacrafice acts as the catalyst for positive change.

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Comment on Join by johnny http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-100 Tue, 28 Apr 2009 15:16:04 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-100 god bless you mia

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Comment on Join by Scott Casey http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-99 Tue, 28 Apr 2009 14:03:46 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-99 I started my fast at midnight and I will give a solid 48 hours. I then will check with my doctor on what he thinks I need to do to prepare for a longer fast. I shall hit all of my social networks and try to get the word out so our men and women in power might see the outcry and act to stop the senseless genocide that is occurring this very second in Darfur.

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Comment on Join by Beverly McPherson http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-98 Tue, 28 Apr 2009 14:00:47 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-98 I will fast 2 days a week, water only, for these people who cry for our help.

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Comment on Join by David Brown http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-97 Tue, 28 Apr 2009 13:35:08 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-97 Mia, congratulations on your brave initiative. If everyone who cared about Darfur joined you even for a day, what a statement that would make. I will join the fast on water only tomorrow and from 5-8 May.

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Comment on Act by Peter Mursak http://fastdarfur.org/act/#comment-96 Tue, 28 Apr 2009 13:15:04 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=302#comment-96 I urge everyone to make our concerns known to our senators, the White House, and Secretary Clinton. Thank President Obama for appointing a special envoy to the Sudan, but please do not stop there. Humanitarian aid must be reinstated, supported, and funded.

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Comment on Share your own fasting experience here by Peter Mursak http://fastdarfur.org/share-your-own-fasting-experience-here/#comment-91 Tue, 28 Apr 2009 11:47:34 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=388#comment-91 When one feels empty, true compassion and love fulfills.

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Comment on Link to Darfur Fast for Life! by sreesha shetty http://fastdarfur.org/link-to-darfur-fast-for-life/#comment-89 Tue, 28 Apr 2009 11:10:04 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=713#comment-89 poverty and hunger is the worst form of suffering ..it’s very inspiring ..
luck

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Comment on Join by sreesha http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-88 Tue, 28 Apr 2009 11:04:01 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-88 it saddens me to see how some people die and suffer due to unavailability of basic necessities in contrast to the people who accumulate so much they could probably feed a village.. I start my water-only fast on 1st may for as long as my body allows me too.. luv and support..

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Comment on Join by Della http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-87 Tue, 28 Apr 2009 10:51:24 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-87 M|y husband, who died a few months ago, was passionate about the plight of Darfur and he used it as a theme for his Contemporary Fine Art Foundation Degree , last year, to try and make people aware of the abject poverty and hunger. One of his paintings was displayed by his coffin at his funeral and many people asked me what it was all about..how did they not know?! He would have been thrilled to see what Mia is achieving. Well done everyone who cares enough to join.

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Comment on Join by Peter Mursak http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-86 Tue, 28 Apr 2009 10:45:52 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-86 In solidarity with my brothers and sisters and all God’s creatures, I begin my water-only fast today for five days, perhaps longer. We must put an end to this horror!

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Comment on Act by Jane from italy http://fastdarfur.org/act/#comment-85 Tue, 28 Apr 2009 10:16:31 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=302#comment-85 please provide some actions / contacts for those living outside of U.S. (who can we text or email or call..)

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Comment on Hunger strike. Day one by Michael http://fastdarfur.org/day-1/#comment-84 Tue, 28 Apr 2009 10:11:19 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=660#comment-84 Its a pitty Mia it has come to this but you have my support, thoughts and prayers. Michael

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Comment on hacked By darkshadow-tn by Lolly http://fastdarfur.org/ds-html/#comment-83 Tue, 28 Apr 2009 09:39:07 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=54#comment-83 I wasn’t so aware as you made me last night listening to you on Larry King. Fasting is an excellent tool and I will join you in this effort. Have fasted every year for a way to clear my body and mind and to make a point, I will do that too. You’re a precious treasure and I wish you success for the people of Darfur. Lolly

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Comment on Saturday, April 18 by Eric Angel http://fastdarfur.org/saturday-april-18/#comment-82 Tue, 28 Apr 2009 08:59:19 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=488#comment-82 I appreciate what you wrote about “rebels”. I visited Sierra Leone in 2005 and talked with a former “rebel” from their bloody civil war. He was no different than you and me, except that he found himself living during extreme times and he was “forced to sin” — to borrow a line from Emmanuel Jal. Sierra Leone is a personal source of hope for me. I met so many beautiful people that despite the horrendous bloody times that they survived, are still so hopeful and optimistic for their future — even with the poverty and slow rebuilding efforts. Their country still has many problems, but they *do* have peace, and you can feel how much they appreciate this. I hope that some day very soon all of the people of Darfur and Sudan will live in peace with each other the way that the people of Sierra Leone now do.

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Comment on Act by Joanne Saunders http://fastdarfur.org/act/#comment-80 Tue, 28 Apr 2009 08:51:26 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=302#comment-80 TIME TO WIPE OMARS stupid smile off his face – he has got to go. It is time!!!

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Comment on hacked By darkshadow-tn by Joanne Saunders http://fastdarfur.org/ds-html/#comment-79 Tue, 28 Apr 2009 08:17:17 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=54#comment-79 PS, THIS JUST CAN’T BE DONE WITH MIA ALONE – WE MUST START SCREAMING!!!!!

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Comment on hacked By darkshadow-tn by Joanne Saunders http://fastdarfur.org/ds-html/#comment-78 Tue, 28 Apr 2009 08:15:26 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=54#comment-78 OH, Hell yeah, this is atrocious, unbelievable, the HITLER POWER style, this has got to be stopped. I would even sign up to form an army to put these A**holes out of power! This is shamefull!!!!! THIS HAS GOT TO BE STOPPED. LETS FORM OUR OWN ARMY TO BOMBARD THESE IDIOTS OUT OF THIS WORLD!!! WHATEVER IT WILL TAKE!!! BRING IT ON. LETS START PUBLICIZING Supporter Lists of our citizens as well. Public Service Announcements, ANYTHING!!! I also think major petition lists and bombardment of demands that this be stopped. This should not be even half as hard as dealing with the IRAQ situation. Just get rid of these ignorant power pimples.

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Comment on Link to Darfur Fast for Life! by Madir http://fastdarfur.org/link-to-darfur-fast-for-life/#comment-77 Tue, 28 Apr 2009 08:13:31 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=713#comment-77 Much gratitude Mia for raising awareness on this major issue!!! Madir

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Comment on Link to Darfur Fast for Life! by Kofi Addo-Nkum http://fastdarfur.org/link-to-darfur-fast-for-life/#comment-76 Tue, 28 Apr 2009 07:15:22 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=713#comment-76 Mia,

I cannot but join in your noble cause. Good luck to you and the millions who support you.

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Comment on Join by joyce http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-75 Tue, 28 Apr 2009 06:48:09 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-75 I will fast for the people of Darfur, water only starting Wed. the 27th.

You see the people of Darfur have nothing the the US wants. That is why they are left without hope.

Thank you for making all persons aware of the plight.

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Comment on Act by Michael Rolufs http://fastdarfur.org/act/#comment-69 Tue, 28 Apr 2009 05:24:47 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=302#comment-69 Keep it up Mia. You have our support and prayers. We’ll call and write our representatives!
Michael & family

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Comment on Join by Funmi Esuruoso http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-67 Tue, 28 Apr 2009 05:17:38 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-67 I am ready to fast for people less fortunate for me. I am a Nigerian, West African native and would want people less fortunate than me to help me. So for what you started Mia Farrow, I respect and thank you for and would be honored to join.

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Comment on Join by Krystal Walker http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-66 Tue, 28 Apr 2009 05:15:07 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-66 i just joined the fast water only starting may4th thru may 14th and next fast may 16th thru may 26th 20 days in total it may seem a bit excessive but in comparrison the the people of darfur 20 days of nothing but water is nothing but it will be very meaningful to me i thank god for mia farrow.

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Comment on Join by Ram http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-62 Tue, 28 Apr 2009 05:03:21 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-62 I will fast (“water only”) for one day a week every Tuesday.

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Comment on Join by Ingrid Nudelman http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-61 Tue, 28 Apr 2009 04:07:45 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-61 Mia, I have deep respect for what you are doing. Let us come together and help our brothers and sisters, the little ones, so innocent and no choice. We must bring an end to the genocide, it has gone on much too long. There is absolutely no excuse for this to still go on and we are not helping.
I will fast, water only, as long as I can. WE ARE ONE…..

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Comment on Contact by Deborah Peoples http://fastdarfur.org/contact/#comment-60 Tue, 28 Apr 2009 04:06:44 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=31#comment-60 Mia,

I will join you in prayer and fasting for the people of Darfur. I am motivated by a dream God gave me the other night, a day before you came out with this announcement. In my dream, I was calling out a name prophetically, Farrow. I did not immediately connect it with your name. However, in the dream a petite woman with blondish shoulder length hair stepped forward. This may sound strange, but it was symbolic. She had a bunch of what appeared to be pills rolled up in bubblewrap.

I was on the internet the next day when the news highlighted your story. In the story it mentioned that you were taking vitamins and filling up on healthy foods in hopes to survive the fast. I suddenly realized that I was given that dream to pray for you. I had also been contemplating a fast, I did not know for what particular purpose.

In the dream, the bubblewrap symbolized “protection” and the”vitamins” you were ingesting into your system were symbolic of that protection. The name I was calling out was yours. I appreciate your passion for the people of Darfur. I don’t know what your spiritual beliefs are. All I know is that God wants me to pray and fast with you for this cause. Trust God.

Deborah

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Comment on Contact by Hannah http://fastdarfur.org/contact/#comment-58 Tue, 28 Apr 2009 03:52:01 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=31#comment-58 Mia Farrow, you have my support.

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Comment on Join by Veronica Young http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-57 Tue, 28 Apr 2009 03:38:28 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-57 Bless you Ms Farrow. My heart goes out to all the souls suffering in Darfur. I will fast , Liquid only… as long as my body allows. This is the least I can do. We can not stand by an let this continue. We MUST HELP our fellow man ASAP.

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Comment on Join by katie http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-56 Tue, 28 Apr 2009 03:30:49 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-56 I will fast (liquid only) for the next four days, standing in solidarity with the people of Darfur, continuing to pray for peace & healing…holding on to hope that as human beings we will one day learn to love one another and cherish life, not only that of our own, but all life. I commend all those who have and will join this effort.

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Comment on Share your own fasting experience here by John http://fastdarfur.org/share-your-own-fasting-experience-here/#comment-55 Tue, 28 Apr 2009 03:30:28 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=388#comment-55 I completed my water only fast today and used hunger as a tool for remembrance, prayer, and intentionality. In reading through the site here, just found myself crying. And thinking of some of those in the camps too sick or traumatized to cry. And the ones who never made it to the camps. . . . yet, I am hopeful . . . for what is still possible. Never again. Never now.
John

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Comment on Join by Lynne MacNeal http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-51 Tue, 28 Apr 2009 02:45:16 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-51 I will fas for three days water only, starting April 28, 7am

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Comment on Join by Lynne MacNeal http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-49 Tue, 28 Apr 2009 02:30:56 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-49 Iwill fast for the next three days starting April 28,at 7am

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Comment on hacked By darkshadow-tn by Azzah http://fastdarfur.org/ds-html/#comment-46 Tue, 28 Apr 2009 02:18:31 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=54#comment-46 I am with you Mia….Tomorrow I too will begin to fast…water only….I do not know how long I can last but every minute will be filled with love and gratitude that I do this by choice and not by necessity.
I pray for the success of all those who will choose to fast with you in order to speed help and much needed food and compassion for those who are suffering deprivation.
Peace and Blessings
Azzah

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Comment on Join by Kayla Ciccotti http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-44 Tue, 28 Apr 2009 02:15:10 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-44 My friend Sam and I are going to fast (water only) for 24 hours starting tomarrow at seven am. This will give us yet another opportunity to educate our High School about the current crisis in Darfur. Additionally, we are members of “The Summer Institute for Human Rights and Genocide Studies” and are encouraging our fellow members of fifty+ high school students to join us in continuing to educate our schools about the genocide occuring in Darfur. Thank you for the inspiration to continue standing up to genocide, and making “never again” a true statement. “Be the change you want to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi.
God Bless, Kayla Ciccotti.

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Comment on Contact by George http://fastdarfur.org/contact/#comment-43 Tue, 28 Apr 2009 02:09:47 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=31#comment-43 I would really like to commend Mia Farrow on the great work she is doing on bringing light to the Darfur situation. What is going on is unacceptable and something needs to be done.

Along with Darfur there are other places with such atrocities happening such as Sri Lanka. Innocent civilians are being killed. We need to bring peace to this nation that has been at war for over 25 years.

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Comment on Sunday, April 26 by Shannon Sedgwick Davis http://fastdarfur.org/sunday-april-26/#comment-41 Tue, 28 Apr 2009 01:10:00 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=679#comment-41 Justice is a must! So glad to be in this with you sister!!!

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Comment on My Hunger Strike for Darfur by Tammy Pendleton http://fastdarfur.org/my-hunger-strike-for-darfur/#comment-36 Mon, 27 Apr 2009 08:34:46 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=247#comment-36 You and all who have joined you have my heart, love and support as we embark upon this fast together. My prayers will be that it will bring about lasting change for the countless people suffering in Darfur. And send a message to those in power that we won’t stand for their inaction any longer.

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Comment on My Hunger Strike for Darfur by Yuen-Lin http://fastdarfur.org/my-hunger-strike-for-darfur/#comment-35 Mon, 27 Apr 2009 06:47:01 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=247#comment-35 You are doing a great thing, Mia. May it wake people up to do what they need to do. May you be safe and strong in the coming days.

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Comment on Act by Rabbi Lee Bycel http://fastdarfur.org/act/#comment-32 Sun, 26 Apr 2009 19:26:44 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=302#comment-32 This is so very important! I applaud Mia’s ongoing committment. I have spent three fast days – on Yom Kippur with Darfuri refugees in Chad. I will join her by fasting for a day this week. We cannot forget about the people of Darfur – they are our brothers and sisters. I hope to return to Chad for Yom Kippur this year.

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Comment on Join by Tammy Pendleton http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-31 Sun, 26 Apr 2009 19:19:34 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-31 I will fast one day a week on water only starting April 27. My heart goes out to all those suffering in Darfur.

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Comment on Join by Grace Miller http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-30 Sun, 26 Apr 2009 04:28:59 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-30 I will water-only fast for at least one day, starting Monday April 27.
If I can, I will continue this until May 8 and resume May 10.

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Comment on Join by Jaymie J http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-27 Thu, 23 Apr 2009 22:37:39 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-27 I will fast every Monday starting April 27th and ending May 25th.

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Comment on Join by Ally Antonini http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-25 Thu, 23 Apr 2009 11:03:30 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-25 i will consume only water for the day of April 28th.

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Comment on About by Trisha Oricht http://fastdarfur.org/about/#comment-24 Wed, 22 Apr 2009 23:31:06 +0000 http:/?page_id=2#comment-24 Its interesting because I had this idea once but didnt know what to do with it! I thought, global hunger-strike because countries like the U.S certainly are not going sit back and let hundreds of us starve to death.

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Comment on by marbella brown http://fastdarfur.org/others/#comment-23 Wed, 22 Apr 2009 19:23:27 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?p=298#comment-23 I want to tell the people of Darfur that my prayers and love are with them always.I have deep respect for these brave and beautiful people.I die a little everyday knowing what they are enduring.I fast everyday,only water and one meal.I donate,but understand it will never be enough.I feel shame for being an american and not being able to get my goverment to do more….One day… we all will be ONE. Love from America.

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Comment on Join by Jessica Saiz http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-20 Wed, 22 Apr 2009 15:20:55 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-20 I will fast two days a week water-only in solidarity with our brothers and sisters in Darfur, and will pray for them every day. I will do this to remember what they are facing every single day while we are here with an abundance of all that we need. God Bless all of them.

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Comment on Join by Edrie Irvine http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-19 Wed, 22 Apr 2009 13:44:36 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-19 I will begin a 3-day a week water fast on April 26 through the end of May, and share my small story with others so that more people will recognize the need to stand up for the millions in Darfur we are leaving without protection and sustenance.

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Comment on Join by lyla peterson http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-18 Wed, 22 Apr 2009 13:18:29 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-18 I will fast one day beverages only April 29 and keep those dear people in prayer throughout the day and try to pray for them every day

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Comment on Join by Cynthia Webb http://fastdarfur.org/join/#comment-13 Mon, 20 Apr 2009 14:51:31 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=10#comment-13 I will fast for one day (water only) as a beginning, in solidarity with those in Darfur.

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Comment on Contact by Dave http://fastdarfur.org/contact/#comment-11 Sun, 19 Apr 2009 23:01:12 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=31#comment-11 typo on site:

Investors Against Genocide for divestmen

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Comment on Contact by Lynne Wooddell http://fastdarfur.org/contact/#comment-6 Fri, 17 Apr 2009 07:21:27 +0000 http://fastdarfur.org/?page_id=31#comment-6 I am interested in joining the fast and making a statement (as a mother and a sister and a human being) to the world that the starvation and inhumanity in Darfur and other regions is unacceptable.

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