Recording artist Jon Foreman joins the Fast For Life today, following in the footsteps of activist-actress Mia Farrow and Virgin Group Founder and Chairman Sir Richard Branson.
A longtime activist and front man for multi-platinum selling rock band Switchfoot, Foreman will undertake a water-only fast in order to raise awareness of the humanitarian crisis currently taking place in Darfur, as well as to encourage long-term U.S. Government actions to bring lasting peace to the people of Sudan. Foreman begins his three day fast today and is joined by U.S. Representative Donald Payne who is Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health, and who has worked tirelessly to end the suffering in Darfur.
Expressing his outrage at the situation in Darfur, Foreman said in a press release: “Can it be possible that right now, two and a half million people are waking up in camps and refugee camps having been driven from their homes by violent means? Under the same sun, could it be true that almost half a million people have died of starvation, violence, and disease over the past six years in Darfur? Is this true?! And if this is true, why has the media remained almost completely silent on the issue? Why has our government maintained it’s current stance of inaction?”
You can read blog posts from Mia Farrow, Richard Branson, and Jon Foreman as they share their experiences during the fast through video and blog posts at the Fast For Life website.
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