Six speakers discussed fasting in their respective faith traditions. Fasting was described as a way to cleanse the temple of the body, develop consciousness and restraint, and become more receptive to the voice and heart of God.
Speakers described the calendar used in their faith or tradition and the days and seasons of special observance.
Women from four traditions shared their concern and love for Mother Earth. They spoke of caring, gratitude, sustainability, connectivity, and regarding all humanity and all of life as our family.