Members of various religions and none will be fasting for some or all of the time between the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Nagasaki.
You are encouraged to join in the fast only if you feel fit and well enough to do so, and to consider partial or shorter fasting as appropriate.
In the UK, Trident Ploughshares will be marknig the 75th anniversary of the horrific atomic bombings by calling for an end to nuclear weapons, starting with the UK government's Trident missiles system.
From the 6th to the 9th of August Trident Ploughshares are organising days of action and protest in several locations across Britain: London, Edinburgh, Bristol, Iona, Knighton, Plymouth, Barnstaple, Oxford, Glasgow and others to follow.
In each location, they will be fasting to protest the grotesque wastefulness and devastation which nuclear weapons represent. At the same time, they will stage actions which will vary from place to place and whose exact form will depend on prevailing conditions and Covid-19 restrictions in force at the time.
For more information about the actions, protests, or the fast, contact Michal Lovejoy (email@example.com – 01822 834452).