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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

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.

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: “Remember,” by Joy Harjo

Poem: “Remember,” by Joy Harjo

Remember the sky that you were born under, know each of the star's stories. Remember the moon, know who she is. Remember the sun's birth at dawn, that is the strongest point of time. Remember sundown and the giving away to night. Remember your birth, how your mother...

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POEM: :For a New Beginning,” by John O’Donohue

POEM: :For a New Beginning,” by John O’Donohue

In out-of-the-way places of the heart, Where your thoughts never think to wander, This beginning has been quietly forming, Waiting until you were ready to emerge. For a long time it has watched your desire, Feeling the emptiness growing inside you, Noticing how you...

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Poem: “Epitaph,” by Merrit Malloy

Poem: “Epitaph,” by Merrit Malloy

When I die Give what’s left of me away To children And old men that wait to die. And if you need to cry, Cry for your brother Walking the street beside you. And when you need me, Put your arms Around anyone And give them What you need to give to me. I want to leave...

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OP-Ed- “Plant and nurture the seeds of peace”

OP-Ed- “Plant and nurture the seeds of peace”

by Rosalyn Falcon Collier Express-News, 23 January, 2021 Since 2006, the peaceCENTER has celebrated San Antonio’s peacemakers with a Blessing of the Peacemakers, held the last Sunday of January to dovetail with the start of the internationally recognized Season for...

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Inaugural Poem: “The Hill We Climb,” by Amanda Gorman

Inaugural Poem: “The Hill We Climb,” by Amanda Gorman

When day comes we ask ourselves, where can we find light in this never-ending shade? The loss we carry, a sea we must wade. We’ve braved the belly of the beast, we’ve learned that quiet isn’t always peace and the norms and notions of what just is, isn’t always...

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Interfaith Calendar, April 2021

  • March 28-April 8: Pesach – Jewish
  • April 1: Maunday Thursday – Christian
  • April 2: Good Friday – Christian
  • April 4: Easter Sunday  – Christian
  • April 8: Yom HaShoah  – Jewish
  • April 13: Hindi New Year – Hindu
  • April 13-21: Ramayana – Hindu
  • April 13: Ramadan begins  – Islam
  • April 14: Baisakhi (Vaisakhi) – Sikh
  • April 15: Yom Ha’Atzmaut  – Jewish
  • April 16: First Day of Ridvan  – Baha’i
  • April 21: Ramanavami  – Hindu
  • April 23: St. George’s Day – Christian
  • April 24: Lazarus Saturday – Orthodox Christian
  • April 25: Palm Sunday – Orthodox Christian
  • April 27: Hanuman Jayanti  – Hindu
  • April 27: Mahavir Jayanti  – Jain
  • April 30: Holy Friday – Orthodox Christian
  • April 30: Lag B’Omer  – Jewish

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