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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.

SEPTEMBER IS HUNGER AWARENESS MONTH!

Watch this space for ways of showing compassion to those in our city who are hungry and food insecure.

Big Give May 4, 2017

Action Alert: Food shelves around San Antonio are empty.

  Due to high AC bills & children home for summer, food shelves around San Antonio are empty. The bad news? San Antonio Food Bank and local food pantry shelves have been decimated by the grueling utility bills of the hot summer months. Better news? We can take...

Dollars impact acts of compassionate service. Speak up about SA budget now!

It’s OUR San Antonio! Come and SPEAK UP about Our City Budget. Dollars in our budget impact acts of compassionate service. Come to one of the community days below and let your voice be heard! Download the current city budget flyer to easily share within your...

Action Alert: San Antonio Heat Wave Continues!

San Antonio Heatwave Continues! Here are the Top 10 Ways you can show compassionate action: Remember those near and dear then ripple forward the intentional care. Open up air-conditioned spaces to protect against illness and death. Help those in need get to a...

URGENT ACTION ALERT: 400 immigrant children and parents reuniting in San Antonio this coming week starting Sunday!

400 immigrant children and parents are planned to be reunited in San Antonio this coming week (beginning Sunday, July 15) through Catholic Charities and supportive partners. The Office of Refugee Resettlement has a total goal of reuniting 1500-2000 children with...

Action Alert: Items continue to be needed for families of immigrants and refugees traveling through San Antonio

(Images medications mentioned below are pictured for reference) Items continue to be needed for families of immigrants and refugees traveling through San Antonio. These families still need your help and this is one quick and effective way to do it! These specific...

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...

Happy Birthday to . . . Julián & Joaquin

September 16, 1974 Julián Castro "In the end, the American dream is not a sprint, or even a marathon, but a relay. Our families don't always cross the finish line in the span of one generation. But each generation passes on to the next the fruits of their labor."...

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The Gnat and the Bull

An Aesop's Fable A Gnat alighted on one of the horns of a Bull, and remained sitting there for a considerable time. When it had rested sufficiently and was about to fly away, it said to the Bull, “Do you mind if I go now?” The Bull merely raised his eyes and remarked,...

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Poem: “If It Were Up to Me,” by Pat Brisson

Trucks would be obliged to have inspiring, upbeat messages on their trailers ? like the Kane Truck from Scranton, PA that encourages everyone to Be Your Best Self. Imagine driving a highway being advised to Smile! Sing Along Breathe Deeply Forgive Somebody Stay Calm...

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Happy Birthday To . . . Claude & Leo

September 8, 1900 Claude Pepper "If more politicians in this country were thinking about the next generation instead of the next election, it might be better for the United States and the world." September 9, 1828 Leo Tolstoy "All violence consists in some people...

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Poem: “Not Perfect,” by Barbara Bloom

Sitting in Mrs. Goodman’s fifth-grade class, red-faced and hot from lunch recess, I bent over my Spanish/English dictionary, the one we’d made from lined paper, folding it in half lengthwise, stapling it down the middle, English on one side, Spanish on the other, our...

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