As we open our hearts to pray for peace in the world, we do not forget for a moment all the Syrian refugees landing on a foreign soil each day with no shelter, no food and no one to receive them, forced to leave their war-torn homeland. In February 2016 alone, 56,000 Syrian refugees arrived in Greece and thousands more are arriving every day.
Meeting the heartbreak of those who have lost everything with pure compassion, yogini sister Zoë Wild created One Light Global, an organization that provides humanitarian aid for families, widows and orphans in crisis fleeing the devastation of war and seeking a life of safety and opportunity in new lands.
Awakening Women has been following and supporting Zoë’s wonderful work, and we are truly impressed with the impact she is having and how she is modeling for us all the power we access when we let our hearts take the steering wheel.
We donate regularly to One Light Global’s project that gives emergency aid to female refugees, particularly elderly, sick and pregnant women at the border camps in northern Greece (in the form of medicine, hygiene and moon cycle items, food and warm clothes). And also building a community center to help the widowed refugees in Istanbul to provide basic needs for themselves and their children (food, medicine, clothing) and helping them to build a new life through education and learning a trade.
To find out more about Zoë and how to support her work with Syrian refugees, you can visit her website and Facebook page.
May there be peace in our hearts,
May there be peace in the world,
Photo Credit: Zoë at One Light Global.