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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

Mayor Nirenberg has kicked off the
COMPASSIONATE SAN ANTONIAN
program to honor San Antonio-area residents who demonstrate San Antonio’s #CompassionateSA values, recognizing individuals who serve our community through acts of kindness and compassion, making a difference in the lives of others.

Mayor Nirenberg has kicked off the
COMPASSIONATE SAN ANTONIAN
program to honor San Antonio-area residents who demonstrate San Antonio’s #CompassionateSA values, recognizing individuals who serve our community through acts of kindness and compassion, making a difference in the lives of others.

Mayor Nirenberg has kicked off the
COMPASSIONATE SAN ANTONIAN
program to honor San Antonio-area residents who demonstrate San Antonio’s #CompassionateSA values, recognizing individuals who serve our community through acts of kindness and compassion, making a difference in the lives of others.

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.

Poem: “Antilamentation,” by Dorianne Laux

Poem: “Antilamentation,” by Dorianne Laux

Regret nothing. Not the cruel novels you read to the end just to find out who killed the cook, not the insipid movies that made you cry in the dark, in spite of your intelligence, your sophistication, not the lover you left quivering in a hotel parking lot, the one...

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Happy Birthday To . .  Francis & George

Happy Birthday To . . Francis & George

January 22, 1561 Francis Bacon "Revenge is a kind of wild justice, which the more a man's nature runs to, the more ought law to weed it out." January 22, 1788 George Gordon, Lord Byron "Those who will not reason, are bigots, those who cannot, are fools, and those who...

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Poem: “He took a few cups of love,” by Muhammad Ali

Poem: “He took a few cups of love,” by Muhammad Ali

He took a few cups of love. He took one tablespoon of patience, One teaspoon of generosity, One pint of kindness. He took one quart of laughter, One pinch of concern. And then, he mixed willingness with happiness. He added lots of faith, And he stirred it up well....

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Happy Birthday to . . . Philip & Martin

Happy Birthday to . . . Philip & Martin

January 15, 1889 A. Philip Randolph "A community is democratic only when the humblest and weakest person can enjoy the highest civil, economic, and social rights that the biggest and most powerful possess." January 15, 1929 Martin Luther King, Jr "Darkness cannot...

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Happy Birthday To . . . Sam & Kahlil

Happy Birthday To . . . Sam & Kahlil

January 6, 1882 Sam Rayburn "Any jackass can kick down a barn, but it takes a good carpenter to build one." January 6, 1883 Kahlil Gibran "When we turn to one another for counsel we reduce the number of our enemies."

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Interfaith Calendar, January, 2020

January 1: Mary, Mother of God – Catholic Christian
January 1: Feast Day of St Basil – Orthodox Christian
January 1: Gantan-sai (New Years) – Shinto
January 1: Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus – Orthodox Christian
January 3: Vasant Panchami – Hindu
January 5: Twelfth Night – Christian
January 5: Guru Gobindh Singh birthday – Sikh
January 6: Epiphany – Christian
January 6: Feast of the Epiphany (Theophany) – Orthodox Christian
January 6: Dia de los Reyes (Three Kings Day) – Christian
January 6: Nativity of Christ – Armenian Orthodox
January 7: Feast of the Nativity – Orthodox Christian
January 8: Feast of the Holy Family – Catholic Christian
January 10-12: Mahayana New Year – Buddhist
January 12: Baptism of the Lord Jesus – Christian
January 13: Maghi – Sikh
January 17: Blessing of the Animals – Hispanic Catholic Christian
January 18-25: Week of Prayer for Christian Unity – Christian
January 19: World Religion Day – Baha’i
January 20: Timkat – Ethiopian Orthodox Christian
January 25: Conversion of St. Paul – Christian
January 28: Tu BiShavat – Jewish

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