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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

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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.

June 2018 Interfaith Calendar

  June 2:  All Saints - Orthodox Christian June 3: Corpus Christi - Catholic Christian June 8: Sacred Heart of Jesus - Catholic Christian June 9: St. Columba of Iona - Celtic Christian June 11:  Laylat al Kadr  - Islam June 15-17:  Eid al Fitr - Ramadan ends  - Islam June 16:  Guru Arjan martyrdom - Sikh June 19:  New Church Day - Swedenborgian Christian June 20:  Waqf al Arafa - Hajj Day -...

May 2018 Interfaith Calendar

1 May Beltane- Wicca/Pagan 1 May Lailat al bara'ah - Islam 2 May Last day of Ridvan - Baha'i 3 May National Day of Prayer USA - Interfaith 3 May Lag B'Omer - Jewish 10 May Ascension of Jesus - Christian 16 May -15 June Ramadan - Islam 17 May Ascension of Jesus - Orthodox Christian 20-21 May Shavuot - Jewish 20 May Pentecost - Christian 23 May Declaration of the Bab - Baha'i 27 May Trinity Sunday...

April 2018 Interfaith Calendar

April 1 Easter - Christian April 3 Mahavir Jayanti - Jain April 5 Festival of Pure Brightness / Tomb-Sweeping Day - Chinese April 12 Yom HaShoah - Jewish April 13 Lailat al Miraj - Islam April 14 Baisakhi (Vaisakhi) - Sikh April 19 Yom Ha'Atzmaut - Jewish April 21 First Day of Ridvan - Baha'i April 22 Adar Mah Parab - Zoroastrian April 23 St. George's Day - Christian April 29 Ninth Day of Ridvan...
Big Give May 4, 2017

Action Alert: 5,000 Boxed Fans Needed to Keep SA Senior Citizens Cool!

5,000 BOX FANS NEEDED! It’s San Antonio HOT. Again.   It always comes sooner than we think and hotter than we thought possible.   The major problem?  Many senior citizens end up paying high energy bills to keep cool.  Project Cool’s annual effort is to provide...

Backpack Ministry for Immigrants

Imagine   ...arriving at the Bus Terminal or Airport as part of a large group, mostly women and children - just like you.  You are on your way to be reunited with loved ones and you have a long journey ahead of you. ...and a kind stranger gives you a backpack.  You...

Urgent SA Response List

The Urgent SA Response List is maintained by the City of San Antonio Faith-Based Initiative to alert volunteers to urgent human needs or services that will benefit from a concerted and well-informed effort. Text Compassion to 55000 to sign...

Sound the Alarm! Volunteers needed to help prevent residential fires!

Did you know that, on average, 7 people in the U.S. die every day as a result of residential fires? That's over 200 people a month dying from something that a smoke alarm could prevent.  The problem?  Not every home has smoke alarms installed. The Red Cross San...

Volunteers needed to welcome immigrants

Imagine arriving to a new place.   Nothing but the clothes on your back. Not speaking the native language. Not really sure of your next steps. There's one more thing... you have your whole family with you.  This is the harsh reality for immigrants arriving from the...

Inclement SA Weather Impact and Immediate Needs

Here are a few things your congregation can do to help Seniors and families without heat in their homes: Check on those you know within your congregation who might need warmth. Check on those who are in close geographical proximity who might need warmth. Find...

3500 in foster homes in Bexar County – Near 600 need adoption – How to Help

November is National Adoption Awareness Month and San Antonio children are in need! Parents. Donations. Community. You. You and your congregation and/or organization can become a part of the solution to the foster care crisis. Here are some specific ways: Become a...

Sutherland Springs – How to Help

In the wake and week following Sutherland Springs… Many have stepped forward – to provide counseling and spiritual care giving, to provide legal aid and assistance, to provide financial planning and structure, to lift candle and pray. Funds will continue to be needed...

Happy Birthday To . . .Paul & Blaise

June 18, 1942 Paul McCartney "In the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make." June 19, 1623 Blaise Pascal "Justice and power must be brought together, so that whatever is just may be powerful, and whatever is powerful may be...

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I Want What You Have

A Buddhist monk was walking barefoot down a dusty road when he stepped on something sharp. It stuck in his heel, so after a few steps he stopped to pull it out. Lo and behold! It was a very beautifully carved and very valuable gemstone. The monk rinsed it off at a...

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Happy Birthday To . . . Geronimo & John

June 16, 1829 Geronimo "I cannot think that we are useless or God would not have created us. There is one God looking down on us all. We are all the children of one God. The sun, the darkness, the winds are all listening to what we have to say." June 16, 1931 John...

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“Things I Learned Walking,” by Patricia Killian Deaton

Winter bares the creek line, the skeletons of fallen trees. Summer hides it all with green. Don’t forge ahead, trying to take in everything. Stroll sometimes. Level ground can fall away unexpectedly. Wear good shoes, layer clothes. Take enough to drink. Have tissue...

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Happy Birthday To. . . Harriet & Anne

June 12, 1802 Harriett Martineau "You better live your best and act your best and think your best today; for today is the sure preparation for tomorrow and all the other tomorrows that follow." June 12, 1929 Anne Frank "How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a...

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