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What is THINKfast? Every year, thousands of students and young adults gather in groups both large and small in every province of the country to make a difference. By participating in a 24 hour fast, Canadian youth stand in solidarity with those in the Global South who need our support. The youth gain a greater understanding of the structural issues that perpetuate poverty and injustice.

THINKfast usually involves collecting pledges to raise financial support for the projects that Development and Peace supports throughout the world. If you would like to learn more about collecting pledges for THINKfast, please contact Michele.

Why a fast? Fasting is a way to join in solidarity with those who are hungry, poor, or oppressed. In our culture of abundance, it is good to fast and remember to be grateful for all that we have. Participants will be encouraged to drink plenty of water and juice throughout the day.

Who: grade 8 and high school teens

What: a 24 hour ThinkFast in support of Development and Peace

When: Saturday, April 5 (10:30am-11pm) and Sunday, April 6 (9am-12:30pm).

While we won't be meeting on Friday evening, participants are asked to begin fasting after dinner on Friday (around 7pm), and arrive at the parish Saturday morning without eating any food. If fasting from food for the day raises health concerns, please indicate them on the registration form and speak to Michele.

Where: King's University College at Labatt Hall, Room 105

Why: to learn and grow in our awareness of the realities other people face and what we can do from our city to make a difference in the world. A chance to make new friends, have fun and grow in faith together.

Deadline to Register, April 1st - Download the registration form here.