Response to Suffering in the Philippines
By IMCW Guiding Teachers | Nov 13 2013
As a Filipino-American, seeing the heart-wrenching images of loss and devastation left by Typhoon Haiyan in the central Philippines evokes a profound sadness and deep compassion for my people and a greater realization of our interdependence in the world community. I honor and respect the depth of and refuge in the faith of the Filipino people to carry them through this catastrophic time.
I humbly ask that you offer whatever you can to relieve the suffering of so many whose lives are forever changed by this natural disaster. It is also incredibly sobering to wake up to the fact that this will continue to happen if we don't concretely address the issue of climate change. Thank you in advance for your compassion and generosity.
A link to Oxfam can be found here.
The below vidoe is a speech Monday by Yeb Sano, Philippine Climate Change Representative to the U.N. Climate Talks in Warsaw after the typhoon hit. It's now up to 350,000 views.
La Sarmiento and the guiding teachers of IMCW