What Are YOU Thankful For?

Filipino fishermen improvise a refrigerator boat off the coast of Leyte, recently devastated by Super Storm Hurricane Yolanda.


(Click on the photo to see Reuters photographer Damir Sagolj’s whole series in The Atlantic.)

Take up a collection at Thanksgiving Dinner to donate to Philippines relief through Catholic Relief Services–and while you’re at it, support Naderev Sano, a member of the Philippines Climate Change Commission, who has called for a fast “in solidarity with my countrymen who are now struggling for food back home” — including his own brother, whom Sano said “has been gathering bodies of the dead with his own two hands.”

Philippines Climate Rep Vows to Fast in Solidarity with his Brother and All Filipinos

COP18 Doha : Naderev "Yeb" Sano, the lead negotiator for the Philippines delegation at Cop18During his speech, Yeb Sano added an unscripted pledge to fast from food during COP 19, the climate conference that opened today in Warsaw, until meaningful progress had been made. He said:

“In solidarity with my countrymen who are struggling to find food back home and with my brother who has not had food for the last three days, in all due respect Mr. President, and I mean no disrespect for your kind hospitality, I will now commence a voluntary fasting for the climate. This means I will voluntarily refrain from eating food during this COP until a meaningful outcome is in sight.”–Yeb Sano

See more at: http://www.rtcc.org/2013/11/11/its-time-to-stop-this-madness-philippines-plea-at-un-climate-talks/#sthash.r4KQWJfr.dpuf