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. . . is a grassroots movement that promotes, supports and celebrates San Antonio’s commitment to be a world-class compassionate city: one where the civic government, the religious and volunteer organizations, the businesses, the community and its educational institutions come together to recognize the importance and value of compassion in the life of a city and by doing so create an ethos of compassion and a safety net for its most vulnerable citizens. #compassionateSA

Find out more about the 2020 Compassionate Institute and the more than 150 compassionate fellows who are on a year-long journey to bring more compassion to our schools.

Congratulations to our 2020 San Antonio Peace Laureates: (left to right): Lionel Sosa, G.P. Singh and Cappy Lawton. local voices of wisdom and experience to speak for peace and justice in San Antonio.

Thanks to the magic of NOWCastSA, you can watch the January 26, 2020 Blessing of the Peacemakers online.

THE CHARTER FOR COMPASSION

. . is an international initiative to restore compassionate action to the center of religious, moral and political life. Compassion is the principled determination to put ourselves in the shoes of the other, and lies at the heart of all religious and ethical systems.

OP-Ed- “Plant and nurture the seeds of peace”

OP-Ed- “Plant and nurture the seeds of peace”

by Rosalyn Falcon Collier Express-News, 23 January, 2021 Since 2006, the peaceCENTER has celebrated San Antonio’s peacemakers with a Blessing of the Peacemakers, held the last Sunday of January to dovetail with the start of the internationally recognized Season for...

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Inaugural Poem: “The Hill We Climb,” by Amanda Gorman

Inaugural Poem: “The Hill We Climb,” by Amanda Gorman

When day comes we ask ourselves, where can we find light in this never-ending shade? The loss we carry, a sea we must wade. We’ve braved the belly of the beast, we’ve learned that quiet isn’t always peace and the norms and notions of what just is, isn’t always...

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Poem: “At The End Of The Year,” by John O’Donohue

Poem: “At The End Of The Year,” by John O’Donohue

As this year draws to its end, We give thanks for the gifts it brought And how they became inlaid within Where neither time nor tide can touch them. The days when the veil lifted And the soul could see delight; When a quiver caressed the heart In the sheer exuberance...

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Poem: “The Man Watching,”  by Rainer Maria Rilke

Poem: “The Man Watching,” by Rainer Maria Rilke

I can tell by the way the trees beat, after so many dull days, on my worried windowpanes that a storm is coming, and I hear the far-off fields say things I can't bear without a friend, I can't love without a sister. The storm, the shifter of shapes, drives on across...

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NEWS: Commentary: How we can harness, share compassion

NEWS: Commentary: How we can harness, share compassion

From the San Antonio Express-News, 26 November, 2020 By Dennis Slattery The word “compassion” entered the fringes of social discourse years ago and has now moved closer to the center of discussion for many. Etymologically, its history reaches back to ancient periods....

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Poem: “Though there are torturers,” by Michael Coady

Poem: “Though there are torturers,” by Michael Coady

Though there are torturers in the world There are also musicians. Though, at this moment, Men are screaming in prisons, There are jazzmen raising storms Of sensuous celebration, And orchestras releasing Glories of the Spirit. Though the image of God Is everywhere...

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Interfaith Calendar: December, 2020

November 29-December 24: Advent – Christian
December 6: Saint Nicholas Day – Christian
December 7-13: Chalica – Unitarian Universalist
December 8: Bodhi Day (Rohatsu) – Buddhism
December 8: Immaculate Conception of Mary – Catholic Christian
December 11-18: Hanukkah – Jewish
December 12: Feast day – Our Lady of Guadalupe – Catholic Christian
December 16-25: Posadas Navidenas – Hispanic Christian
December 21: Yule – Christian
December 21: Solstice / Yule – Wicca/Pagan
December 24: Christmas Eve – Christian
December 25: Christmas – Christian
December 25: Feast of the Nativity – Orthodox Christian
December 26: Zarathosht Diso (Death of Prophet Zarathushtra) – Zoroastrian
December 26: St Stephen’s Day – Christian
December 26-January 1: Kwanzaa – African-American
December 27: Saint John – Apostle and Evangelist – Christian
December 27: Holy Family – Catholic Christian
December 28: Holy Innocents – Christian
December 31: Watch Night – Christian
December 31: Omisoka – Japanese Shinto/Buddhist
December 31: Hogmany – United Kingdom

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BLM Community Calendar

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