The purpose of fasting.

The Archbishop of Canterbury is currently on a 16 day tour of India visitng congregations and development initiatives of the Church of North India, the Church of South India and the Mar Thoma Church.

In Kolkata he preached a sermon abput the Millennium Development Goals at St Paul's Cathedral – reported in the Guardian.

Fasting is about more than going without food – it is connecting with reality and noticing the suffering of your neighbour” – food for thought!

A full text of the sermon and further reports about the trip can be found on the Archbishop's website.