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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

A Year-long campaign

Do unto others. All others.

Be part of the San Antonio movement that claims the Golden Rule as our guiding light. We believe that in putting ourselves in the shoes of others we discover that we’re more alike than we are different. Our children’s future depends on us. Live golden today for a golden future!

Big Give May 4, 2017

HUMAN NEEDS ARE BASICS

As a Compassionate City, we continue to serve those San Antonians most in need while experiencing the recent influx of migrants transitioning through San Antonio and onto other places across the U.S. These BASICS are needed today and every day in SA: Hygiene kits. See...

Urgent Action Alert: Needs update for migrants transitioning through SA

These families are in the country legally and passing through our city as they make their way to various destinations around the U.S. The City of San Antonio Resource Center is a small space activated in partnership with other nonprofits to provide basic human...

UPDATE: Influx of Immigrants Continues

The influx of immigrant families continues today and this week. Please only donate these SPECIFIC, URGENT needs: Underwear. All sizes. All new. Blankets. New. Twin size. No comforters, please. Shoelaces. New and in adult lengths. Shoes for children ages 6-17 in ALL...

Influx of Immigrants Creates Sudden, Urgent Need

An influx of immigrant children and parents have arrived over the past two nights in San Antonio, with more expected tonight and throughout the week, creating a HUGE need for supplies and clothing. Here are the SPECIFIC, URGENT needs: Donations by gift cards also...

The City of San Antonio is launching a sweeping campaign across our geography and it’s GOLDEN.

APRIL 5, 2019 International Golden Rule Day The Golden Rule, aka. the Ethic of Reciprocity. The most common rule found in all world religions. Common Rule. Common Denominator. Common Ground for a Common Humanity. The City of San Antonio is taking this seriously by...

SA Food Bank Urgently Seeking Mobile Apple Corps Volunteers for MealConnect

The San Antonio Food Bank Mobile Apple Corps works to eliminate food waste by rescuing meals from food industry partners directly to clients at the press of a button with your help.

Souper Bowl of Caring – Share your Excitement

Host your own Souper Bowl of Caring this year.Check the list of the 12 most wanted items are for food pantries.When you are out shopping for the big game festivities, pick up a few (or all) of the items on the list and drop them off at a congregation,...

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.

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.

“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.

 

Poem: “Man Eating,” by Jane Kenyon

The man at the table across from mine is eating yogurt. His eyes, following the progress of the spoon, cross briefly each time it nears his face. Time, and the world with all its principalities, might come to an end as prophesied by the Apostle John, but what about...

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Happy Birthday To . . . Anna & Tara

May 17, 1794 Anna Jameson "In morals what begins in fear usually ends in wickedness; in religion what begins in fear usually ends in fanaticism. Fear, either as a principle or a motive, is the beginning of all evil." May 17, 1953 Tara Brach "Feeling compassion for...

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Poem: “Cockroach,” by Anne Sexton

Roach, foulest of creatures, who attacks with yellow teeth and an army of cousins big as shoes, you are lumps of coal that are mechanized and when I turn on the light you scuttle into the corners and there is this hiss upon the land. Yet I know you are only the common...

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Working for justice requires never-ending vigilance

Working for justice requires never-ending vigilance by Mario Marcel Salas The human spirit seeks a better world. We battle for the dignity of humankind at every level. We should always be apprehensive for those marginalized and left in vulnerable positions. However,...

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Happy Birthday To . . . Richard & Florence

May 11, 1918 Richard P. Feynman "The most interesting phenomena are, of course, in the new places, the places where the rules do not work - not the places where they do work! That is the way in which we discover new rules." May 12, 1820 Florence Nightingale "So never...

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Interfaith Calendar, May 2019

May 1: BeltaneWicca/Pagan
May 2Last day of Ridvan  – Baha’i
May 2: National Day of Prayer USA – Interfaith
May 2: Birthday of Gurū Arjan Dev – Sikhism
May 2: Yom Ha’Shoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) – Jewish
May 3: Saints Philip & James – Christian
May 6: Ramadan begins Islam
May 7: Akshaya-tritiya – Jainism
May 9: Yom Ha’Atzmaut  – Jewish
May 18: Visakha Puja – Buddha Day – Theravdin Buddhist
May 23: Declaration of the BabBaha’i
May 23: Lag B’Omer  – Jewish
May 29: Ascension of Baha’u’llah Baha’i
May 30: Ascension of Jesus – Christian
May 30: Laylat al-Qadr –Islam

 

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