Refugees from Myanmar picketed the opening of a new welcome center for clients of Catholic Charities at its Downtown office yesterday.
Bishop David Zubik of Pittsburgh, who dedicated the Susan Zubik Welcome Center in honor of his late mother, went out to meet the protesters, who spoke little or no English. Counting children, they included more than 30 ethnic Karens, who carried handwritten signs such as, "We demand a professional translator who speaks our language. Read more
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
IDPs from Ler Per Her camp who fled to Thailand Noh Boe temporary refugee camp during SPDC and DKBA attacks on their village in June 2009. These IDPs suffer from eye infections and skin disease and are in need of help. Phan Foundation is helping, but funds are limited. Donations can be made at;
Thursday, November 19, 2009
We are putting together this Day of Prayer for Burma from inside an ethnic area of Burma that is under attack by the Burma Army. We are training multi-ethnic relief teams and going with them to bring help, hope and love to the displaced. The people of Burma live in terror and are attacked, raped and killed by their own government. Who will come to their aid? Who will help them? As talks are held, who is defending those under attack? In Burma, no one protects except the pro-democracy resistance. In spite of this, there is no large scale support for the resistance groups and thus no way to provide adequate protection to the people under attack. Read more