Fasting for Bill C-262
Fasting is a traditional Lenten practice for Christians. It can be practised in different ways. One way is abstaining from food (one or more meals in a day or a particular food for a longer period of time). The general idea being that you are giving up eating so that you can spend that time in prayer. Fasting from food is not required and should only be undertaken by those able to do so. There are other things to fast from as well.
In light of support for our recent vestry motion from the Social Justice and Advocacy Committee, you are invited, as you’re able, to fast and pray for passage of Bill C-262, an act to implement the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. It is awaiting its final reading in the Senate. Also if you haven’t already done so, please send Senators a message of support for the bill here. Many Christians across Canada are also planning to fast and pray for the passage of this bill on Ash Wednesday (March 6).