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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

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.

Happy Birthday To . . . Martin & Paul

Happy Birthday To . . . Martin & Paul

February 8, 1878 Martin Buber "There are three principles in a man's being and life, the principle of thought, the principle of speech, and the principle of action. The origin of all conflict between me and my fellow-men is that I do not say what I mean and I don't do...

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Happy Birthday To . . . Laura & Eubie

Happy Birthday To . . . Laura & Eubie

February 7, 1867 Laura Ingalls Wilder "Once you begin being naughty, it is easier to go and on and on, and sooner or later something dreadful happens." February 7, 1887 Eubie Blake "Be grateful for luck. Pay the thunder no mind - listen to the birds. And don't hate...

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Happy Birthday To . .  Tom & Hélder

Happy Birthday To . . Tom & Hélder

February 7, 1478 Thomas More "And it will fall out as in a complication of diseases, that by applying a remedy to one sore, you will provoke another; and that which removes the one ill symptom produces others." February 7, 1909 Dom Hélder Pessoa Câmara "When I feed...

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Happy Birthday To . . . Dietrich & Rosa

Happy Birthday To . . . Dietrich & Rosa

February 4, 1906 Dietrich Bonhoeffer "If you board the wrong train, it is no use running along the corridor in the other direction." February 4, 1913 Rosa Parks "I have learned over the years that when one's mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be...

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Happy Birthday To . .  Simone & Henning

Happy Birthday To . . Simone & Henning

February 3, 1909 Simone Weil "Human beings are so made that the ones who do the crushing feel nothing; it is the person crushed who feels what is happening. Unless one has placed oneself on the side of the oppressed, to feel with them, one cannot understand." February...

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Happy Birthday To . . . Judith & Tommy

Happy Birthday To . . . Judith & Tommy

February 2, 1932 Judith Viorst "Strength is the capacity to break a chocolate bar into four pieces with your bare hands—and then eat just one of the pieces." February 2, 1937 Tom Smothers "Freedom of expression and freedom of speech aren't really important unless...

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Watch recordings of the briefings presented at the Symposium here.

Watch a recording of the Blessing of the Peacemakers here.

Then. Now. Now Then?

Two Places. Two Poets. At the Intersection of Our Times.

October 3, 2021 |  A Global and Virtual Conversation with
Naomi Shihab Nye & Pádraig Ó’Tuama

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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.

Interfaith Calendar: February, 2023

February 2: Candlemas – Presentation of Christ in the Temple – Christian
February 2: Imbolc – Wicca/Neo Pagan
February 2: Saint Brigid of Kildare – Christian
February 3: St. Blaze Day – Christian
February 3: Setsebun – Shinto
February 3: Four Chaplains Day – Interfaith
February 5: Triodion begins – Orthodox Christian
February 5: (sundown) Tu B’Shvat – Jewish
February 14: St. Valentine’s Day – Christian
February 15: Nirvana Day – Buddhist & Jain
February 17: (sundown) Lailat al Miraj (Isra Mi’raj) – Islam
February 18: Maha Shivaratri – Hindu
February 19: Meatfare Sunday (Judgment Sunday) – Orthodox Christian
February 21: Shrove Tuesday – Christian
February 22: Ash Wednesday / Lent begins – Christian
February 24: Saint Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist – Christian
February 25: Ayyam-i-Ha (Intercalary Days) begins – Baha’i
February 26: Cheesefare Sunday (Forgiveness Sunday): – Orthodox Christian
February 27: Clean Monday / Great Lent begins – Orthodox Christian

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