Fasting is a practice found in many cultures both ancient and modern. The practice involves abstaining from food or from food and water.
There are multiple reasons for a person to fast: purification, a focus on spirituality, a show of humility. Different cultures and different religions approach fasting in different manners and at different times of the year.
We are delighted to welcome Rev Nigel Rawlinson, University of Bath Chaplain, and the SU Islamic Society. 26 February sees the beginning of Lent in the Christian faith and gives us a great opportunity to discuss fasting in religion and spiritual fasting around the world. We will explore the meaning of Lent and Ramadan and discover what they mean, looking at differences and similarities.