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COMPASSIONATE SAN ANTONIO . .

. . . is a grassroots movement to have San Antonio, Texas recognized as 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.

THE CHARTER FOR COMPASSION

. . is a cooperative effort to restore not only compassionate thinking but, more importantly, 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.

A CALL TO THE STEPS

On July 21, 2016 Compassionate San Antonio brought the Charter for Compassion to the City Hall Steps. Over the past three years thousands of San Antonians at hundreds of events, big and small, have signed our big vinyl charter for Compassion banners, which were presented to City Council at the end of the day.

Compassionate cities are home to compassionate schools, businesses, compassionate health care providers, compassionate faith communities, compassionate neighborhoods and compassionate not-for-profits.

Compassionate cities are home to compassionate schools, businesses, compassionate health care providers, compassionate faith communities, compassionate neighborhoods and compassionate not-for-profits.

Compassionate cities are home to compassionate schools, businesses, compassionate health care providers, compassionate faith communities, compassionate neighborhoods and compassionate not-for-profits.

Compassionate cities are home to compassionate schools, businesses, compassionate health care providers, compassionate faith communities, compassionate neighborhoods and compassionate not-for-profits.

Compassionate cities are home to compassionate schools, businesses, compassionate health care providers, compassionate faith communities, compassionate neighborhoods and compassionate not-for-profits.

Compassionate cities are home to compassionate schools, businesses, compassionate health care providers, compassionate faith communities, compassionate neighborhoods and compassionate not-for-profits.

Compassionate cities are home to compassionate schools, businesses, compassionate health care providers, compassionate faith communities, compassionate neighborhoods and compassionate not-for-profits.

Compassionate cities are home to compassionate schools, businesses, compassionate health care providers, compassionate faith communities, compassionate neighborhoods and compassionate not-for-profits.

Compassionate cities are home to compassionate schools, businesses, compassionate health care providers, compassionate faith communities, compassionate neighborhoods and compassionate not-for-profits.

Compassionate cities are home to compassionate schools, businesses, compassionate health care providers, compassionate faith communities, compassionate neighborhoods and compassionate not-for-profits.

Compassionate cities are home to compassionate schools, businesses, compassionate health care providers, compassionate faith communities, compassionate neighborhoods and compassionate not-for-profits.

Compassionate cities are home to compassionate schools, businesses, compassionate health care providers, compassionate faith communities, compassionate neighborhoods and compassionate not-for-profits.

Compassionate cities are home to compassionate schools, businesses, compassionate health care providers, compassionate faith communities, compassionate neighborhoods and compassionate not-for-profits.

Compassionate cities are home to compassionate schools, businesses, compassionate health care providers, compassionate faith communities, compassionate neighborhoods and compassionate not-for-profits.

Compassionate cities are home to compassionate schools, businesses, compassionate health care providers, compassionate faith communities, compassionate neighborhoods and compassionate not-for-profits.

Compassionate cities are home to compassionate schools, businesses, compassionate health care providers, compassionate faith communities, compassionate neighborhoods and compassionate not-for-profits.

Compassionate cities are home to compassionate schools, businesses, compassionate health care providers, compassionate faith communities, compassionate neighborhoods and compassionate not-for-profits.

Compassionate cities are home to compassionate schools, businesses, compassionate health care providers, compassionate faith communities, compassionate neighborhoods and compassionate not-for-profits.

Compassionate cities are home to compassionate schools, businesses, compassionate health care providers, compassionate faith communities, compassionate neighborhoods and compassionate not-for-profits.

Compassionate cities are home to compassionate schools, businesses, compassionate health care providers, compassionate faith communities, compassionate neighborhoods and compassionate not-for-profits.

Compassionate cities are home to compassionate schools, businesses, compassionate health care providers, compassionate faith communities, compassionate neighborhoods and compassionate not-for-profits.

Compassionate cities are home to compassionate schools, businesses, compassionate health care providers, compassionate faith communities, compassionate neighborhoods and compassionate not-for-profits.

Compassionate cities are home to compassionate schools, businesses, compassionate health care providers, compassionate faith communities, compassionate neighborhoods and compassionate not-for-profits.

Compassionate cities are home to compassionate schools, businesses, compassionate health care providers, compassionate faith communities, compassionate neighborhoods and compassionate not-for-profits.

Compassionate cities are home to compassionate schools, businesses, compassionate health care providers, compassionate faith communities, compassionate neighborhoods and compassionate not-for-profits.

Compassionate cities are home to compassionate schools, businesses, compassionate health care providers, compassionate faith communities, compassionate neighborhoods and compassionate not-for-profits.

Compassionate cities are home to compassionate schools, businesses, compassionate health care providers, compassionate faith communities, compassionate neighborhoods and compassionate not-for-profits.

Compassionate cities are home to compassionate schools, businesses, compassionate health care providers, compassionate faith communities, compassionate neighborhoods and compassionate not-for-profits.

Compassionate cities are home to compassionate schools, businesses, compassionate health care providers, compassionate faith communities, compassionate neighborhoods and compassionate not-for-profits.

Compassionate cities are home to compassionate schools, businesses, compassionate health care providers, compassionate faith communities, compassionate neighborhoods and compassionate not-for-profits.

Compassionate cities are home to compassionate schools, businesses, compassionate health care providers, compassionate faith communities, compassionate neighborhoods and compassionate not-for-profits.

Compassionate cities are home to compassionate schools, businesses, compassionate health care providers, compassionate faith communities, compassionate neighborhoods and compassionate not-for-profits.

Compassionate cities are home to compassionate schools, businesses, compassionate health care providers, compassionate faith communities, compassionate neighborhoods and compassionate not-for-profits.

Compassionate cities are home to compassionate schools, businesses, compassionate health care providers, compassionate faith communities, compassionate neighborhoods and compassionate not-for-profits.

Compassionate cities are home to compassionate schools, businesses, compassionate health care providers, compassionate faith communities, compassionate neighborhoods and compassionate not-for-profits.

Compassionate cities are home to compassionate schools, businesses, compassionate health care providers, compassionate faith communities, compassionate neighborhoods and compassionate not-for-profits.

Compassionate cities are home to compassionate schools, businesses, compassionate health care providers, compassionate faith communities, compassionate neighborhoods and compassionate not-for-profits.

Compassionate cities are home to compassionate schools, businesses, compassionate health care providers, compassionate faith communities, compassionate neighborhoods and compassionate not-for-profits.

Compassionate cities are home to compassionate schools, businesses, compassionate health care providers, compassionate faith communities, compassionate neighborhoods and compassionate not-for-profits.

Compassionate cities are home to compassionate schools, businesses, compassionate health care providers, compassionate faith communities, compassionate neighborhoods and compassionate not-for-profits.

Compassionate cities are home to compassionate schools, businesses, compassionate health care providers, compassionate faith communities, compassionate neighborhoods and compassionate not-for-profits.

Compassionate cities are home to compassionate schools, businesses, compassionate health care providers, compassionate faith communities, compassionate neighborhoods and compassionate not-for-profits.

Compassionate cities are home to compassionate schools, businesses, compassionate health care providers, compassionate faith communities, compassionate neighborhoods and compassionate not-for-profits.

Compassionate cities are home to compassionate schools, businesses, compassionate health care providers, compassionate faith communities, compassionate neighborhoods and compassionate not-for-profits.

Compassionate cities are home to compassionate schools, businesses, compassionate health care providers, compassionate faith communities, compassionate neighborhoods and compassionate not-for-profits.

Compassionate cities are home to compassionate schools, businesses, compassionate health care providers, compassionate faith communities, compassionate neighborhoods and compassionate not-for-profits.

Compassionate cities are home to compassionate schools, businesses, compassionate health care providers, compassionate faith communities, compassionate neighborhoods and compassionate not-for-profits.

Compassionate cities are home to compassionate schools, businesses, compassionate health care providers, compassionate faith communities, compassionate neighborhoods and compassionate not-for-profits.

Compassionate cities are home to compassionate schools, businesses, compassionate health care providers, compassionate faith communities, compassionate neighborhoods and compassionate not-for-profits.

Compassionate cities are home to compassionate schools, businesses, compassionate health care providers, compassionate faith communities, compassionate neighborhoods and compassionate not-for-profits.

Compassionate cities are home to compassionate schools, businesses, compassionate health care providers, compassionate faith communities, compassionate neighborhoods and compassionate not-for-profits.

Compassionate cities are home to compassionate schools, businesses, compassionate health care providers, compassionate faith communities, compassionate neighborhoods and compassionate not-for-profits.

Compassion Beads

You can now order your compassion beads online! Compassion, Dignity, Equanimity, Forgiveness, Gratitude, Humility, Integrity, Justice, Kindness and Love . . . and the Golden Rule.

If you would like your organization to be listed as a partner, let us know and we will get back to you.

Contact Compassionate San Antonio

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The community catalyst for Compassionate San Antonio is The peaceCENTER, 285 Oblate Drive, San Antonio, Texas 78216

The peaceCENTER is a 501(c)((3)) non-profit
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INSPIRATION

Tetsugen and the Sutras

Tetsugen, a devotee of Zen in Japan, decided to publish the sutras, which at that time were available only in Chinese. The books were to be printed with wood blocks in an edition of seven thousand copies, a tremendous undertaking. Tetsugen began by traveling and...
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A Precious Stone

A wise woman who was traveling in the mountains found a precious stone in a stream. The next day she met another traveler who was hungry, and the wise woman opened her bag to share her food. The hungry traveler saw the precious stone and asked the woman to give it to...
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Your Compassion is Your Weakness

District 1 Councilman Diego Bernal quoted "Batman Begins" on his Facebook feed this morning: Henri Ducard: Your compassion is a weakness your enemies will not share. Bruce Wayne: That's why it's so important. It separates us from them. What do you think? Is compassion...
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Lord Krishna and the Two Kings

It is told in India that Lord Krishna wished to see if the kings of his land were wise. So he called first a king named Duryodana. Duryodana was known as a cruel man and the people in his kingdom feared him. Lord Krishna told Duryodana that he was to take a journey...
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Poem: “Speech to the Young: Speech to the Progress-Toward,” by Gwendolyn Brooks

Say to them, say to the down-keepers, the sun-slappers, the self-soilers, the harmony-hushers, “even if you are not ready for day it cannot always be night.” You will be right. For that is the hard home-run. Live not for battles won. Live not for the-end-of-the-song....
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You Can’t Please Everyone

One very hot day, Hodja and his son were going to the market. The boy was riding on their donkey and Hodja was walking along beside them. A man passed by and said, "Look at that! Young people today have no respect for their elders. That strong young man is riding and...
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Walk a Mile in His Shoes

The heart of the Charter for Compassion is the Golden Rule: treat others as you wish to be treated yourself. And empathy, the experience of understanding another person's condition from his or her perspective, is useful in practicing the Golden Rule. This advice...
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The Switch and the Rock

When I was about 20 years old, I met an old pastor’s wife who told me that when she was young and had her first child, she didn’t believe in striking children, although spanking kids with a switch pulled from a tree was standard punishment at the time. But one day...
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Coexist

This story taken from Buddhist Boot Camp is a PERFECT illustration for Step 6 of Karen Armstrong's book, "Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life" -- ACTION. The streetlight turned yellow, so he stopped his car at the crosswalk instead of accelerating through the...
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Empathy — poem by Louis Asekoff

A disturbing poem by Louis Asekoff , who will read tonight (Friday) at 7 p.m. Friday at Gemini Ink. Empathy In the Dream of Almost-Perfect-Peace, you wave out the window to your enemy, who looks up from his cup of coffee, the blue flicker of morning news, to...
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