- Baha’is abstain from food and drink between sunrise and sunset for 19 days. While this abstention from food and drink is a test of one’s will and discipline, the Fast is not just about abstaining from food. The Fast is, primarily, a spiritual practice.
In this podcast episode from the Baha’i World News Service, we hear from Kessia Ruh, member of the Continental Board of Counsellors for Australasia who shares stories about some of the efforts of the Baha’is of Papua New Guinea to contribute to the wellbeing of their society. Mrs. Ruh’s accounts highlight a key principle at the core of Baha’i social action initiatives: faith in the ability of a population to take charge of its own material and spiritual prosperity.
You can read all about this episode in an article by the Baha’i World News Service: Insights from the field: Podcast explores actions in PNG toward the common good
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