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BLESSING OF THE PEACEMAKERS  Sunday, 27 January, 3-5PM @Whitley Center, Oblate School of Theology

. . . 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

“Compassionate San Antonian” Award

Mayor Nirenberg has kicked off a 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.

 

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.

TOWARDS A GLOBAL ETHIC: the five directives

The Global Ethic developed by the Parliament of World Religions is uniquely special for its articulation of shared moral principles found broadly across both historic and new religious and spiritual traditions. And it is profound in its simplicity.

Representatives of all the world’s religions agreed that there are common ethical commitments foundational to each of their traditions:

  • Human beings should be treated humanely
  • The Golden Rule of reciprocity
  • A commitment to peace and justice
  • A commitment to a Culture of Sustainability and Care for the Earth

Watch all five videos!

Big Give May 4, 2017

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 up.

Just 10 days left in 2018. Still time to gift clothes, food, and shelter for the Holy-Days- Check out this amazing alternative giving guide

With only 10 days left to make a tangible impact in 2018, you might reflect on all that you have done to show compassion TO your neighbor and the people in your city. Maybe you feel like you are ending this year with more to give and are WONDERING where the greatest...

End of Year Personal Budget Challenges Impact Vulnerable Families and Communities the hardest.

Higher heating bills and expenses. Lower income due to holiday closures in the service industry. Medical costs and lost wages due to illness that comes with colder weather. A rise in holiday stress, depression, and domestic violence. A depletion of...

Battered Women and Children’s Shelter Needs Winter Clothing

Battered Women and Children’s Shelter Needs Winter Clothing Did you know that Bexar County has the highest rate of reported domestic violence per capita in Texas and one of the highest in the nation, according to the Battered Women and Children’s Shelter?  Right now,...

Socks needed NOW! A critical need to prevent loss of life and limb for SA homeless population.

The cold is COMING our city's homeless are not prepared.  Imagine waking up this morning after a cold and rainy night spent outside with a low of 47 degrees. This is the harsh reality for many in our homeless population, and it is only November.  There is a simple way...

Action Alert: San Antonio children and families in need of diapers to fill the widening gap affecting our city and state

October is Diaper Need Awareness Month  A lack of diapers poses a real problem for children and their families. It is a problem that is often overlooked- even though it is a basic need.  Did you know... 1 in 3 families lack access to clean diapers 2 million Texas...

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...

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...

Happy Birthday To . . Potter & Derek

January 23, 1915 Potter Stewart "Ethics is knowing the difference between what you have a right to do and what is right to do." January 23, 1930 Derek Walcott "Break a vase, and the love that reassembles the fragments is stronger than that love which took its symmetry...

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The Goatherd and the Wild Goats

One cold stormy day a Goatherd drove his Goats for shelter into a cave, where a number of Wild Goats had also found their way. The Shepherd wanted to make the Wild Goats part of his flock; so he fed them well. But to his own flock, he gave only just enough food to...

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Happy Birthday To . . . Catherine & David

January 17, 1829 Catherine Booth "If we are to better the future we must disturb the present." January 17, 1863 David Lloyd George "Don't be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated. You can't cross a chasm in two small jumps."

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Fable: The Astrologer

A man who lived a long time ago believed that he could read the future in the stars. He called himself an Astrologer, and spent his time at night gazing at the sky. One evening he was walking along the open road outside the village. His eyes were fixed on the stars....

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Happy Birthday To . . . Emily & Carl

January 8, 1867 Emily Greene Balch "Nothing can be woven out of threads that all run the same way." January 8, 1902 Carl Rogers "In my early professional years I was asking the question: How can I treat, or cure, or change this person? Now I would phrase the question...

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The Ass and the Load of Salt

A Merchant, driving his Ass homeward from the seashore with a heavy load of salt, came to a river crossed by a shallow ford. They had crossed this river many times before without accident, but this time the Ass slipped and fell when halfway over. And when the Merchant...

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Interfaith Calendar, January 2019

January 1 – Gantan-sai (New Years) – Shinto
January 5 – Twelfth Night – Christian
January 5 – Guru Gobindh Singh birthday – Sikh
January 6 – Epiphany – Christian
January 6 – Theophany – Orthodox Christian
January 6 – Dia de los Reyes (Three Kings Day) – Christian
January 7 – Feast of the NativityOrthodox Christian
January 8 – Feast of the Holy Family – Catholic Christian
January 13Maghi – Sikh
January 13Baptism of the Lord Jesus – Christian
January 19 – Timkat – Ethiopian Orthodox Christian
January 20World Religion Day – Baha’i
January 20 – Tu BiShavat  – Jewish
January 21-23 – Mahayana New Year – Buddhist
January 25Conversion of St. Paul – Christian

 

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  1. Performance: ¡No Es Justo! Emma Tenayuca’s Struggle for Justice

    January 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  2. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Lecture: Ijeoma Oluo @TrinityU

    January 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  3. Seattle Peace Chorus

    January 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  4. Blessing of the Peacemakers

    January 27 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  5. Compassion Action SA Labs

    January 29 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
  6. Gun Violence: What Can Be Done? with LWV

    January 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  7. The White Rose: Courageous Youth against the Nazi Regime

    January 31 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  8. Rise Against Hunger

    February 3 @ 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  9. Book Club Potluck: Order of the Sacred Earth

    February 3 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  10. 2019 Immigration Symposium: Fighting to Keep Families Together @StMarysU

    February 22 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm