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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.

VIGIL FOR HUMANITY

We’ve added photo galleries of the Vigil for Humanity held on Sunday, 24 June 2018 and the #FamiliesBelongTogether Rally on Saturday, June 30, both on Main Plaza.

FAMILIES BELONG TOGETHER

Big Give May 4, 2017

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...

Sound the Alarm! Volunteers needed to help prevent residential fires!

Did you know that, on average, 7 people in the U.S. die every day as a result of residential fires? That's over 200 people a month dying from something that a smoke alarm could prevent.  The problem?  Not every home has smoke alarms installed. The Red Cross San...

Volunteers needed to welcome immigrants

Imagine arriving to a new place.   Nothing but the clothes on your back. Not speaking the native language. Not really sure of your next steps. There's one more thing... you have your whole family with you.  This is the harsh reality for immigrants arriving from the...

Inclement SA Weather Impact and Immediate Needs

Here are a few things your congregation can do to help Seniors and families without heat in their homes: Check on those you know within your congregation who might need warmth. Check on those who are in close geographical proximity who might need warmth. Find...

Poem: “The Journey,” by Mary Oliver

One day you finally knew what you had to do, and began, though the voices around you kept shouting their bad advice – – – though the whole house began to tremble and you felt the old tug at your ankles. ‘Mend my life!’ each voice cried. But you didn’t stop. You knew...

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Happy Birthday To . . . Nelson & George

July 18, 1918 Nelson Mandela "Our human compassion binds us the one to the other—not in pity or patronizingly, but as human beings who have learnt how to turn our common suffering into hope for the future." July 19, 1922 George McGovern "The highest patriotism is not...

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Poem: “Questionnaire,” by Wendell Berry

1. How much poison are you willing to eat for the success of the free market and global trade? Please name your preferred poisons. 2. For the sake of goodness, how much evil are you willing to do? Fill in the following blanks with the names of your favorite evils and...

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Happy Birthday To . . . Woody & Pema

July 14, 1912 Woody Guthrie "This land is your land, this land is my land, From California to the New York Island. From the redwood forest to the Gulf Stream waters This land was made for you and me." July 14, 1936 Pema Chodron "Compassionate action starts with seeing...

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Poem: “All of These People,” by Michael Longely

Who was it who suggested that the opposite of war Is not so much peace as civilization? He knew Our assassinated Catholic greengrocer who died At Christmas in the arms of our Methodist minister, And our ice-cream man who continuing requiem Is the twenty-one flavours...

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Happy Birthday To . . . Bucky & Malala

July 12, 1895 Buckminster Fuller "We are not going to be able to operate our Spaceship Earth successfully nor for much longer unless we see it as a whole spaceship and our fate as common. It has to be everybody or nobody." July 12, 1997 Malala Yousafzai "Let us...

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