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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.

May 2018 Interfaith Calendar

1 May Beltane- Wicca/Pagan 1 May Lailat al bara'ah - Islam 2 May Last day of Ridvan - Baha'i 3 May National Day of Prayer USA - Interfaith 3 May Lag B'Omer - Jewish 10 May Ascension of Jesus - Christian 16 May -15 June Ramadan - Islam 17 May Ascension of Jesus - Orthodox Christian 20-21 May Shavuot - Jewish 20 May Pentecost - Christian 23 May Declaration of the Bab - Baha'i 27 May Trinity Sunday...

April 2018 Interfaith Calendar

April 1 Easter - Christian April 3 Mahavir Jayanti - Jain April 5 Festival of Pure Brightness / Tomb-Sweeping Day - Chinese April 12 Yom HaShoah - Jewish April 13 Lailat al Miraj - Islam April 14 Baisakhi (Vaisakhi) - Sikh April 19 Yom Ha'Atzmaut - Jewish April 21 First Day of Ridvan - Baha'i April 22 Adar Mah Parab - Zoroastrian April 23 St. George's Day - Christian April 29 Ninth Day of Ridvan...

March 2018 Interfaith Calendar

March 1 Purim - Jewish March 2-20 Nineteen Day Fast - Baha'i March 3 Holi - Hindu March 6 Meatfare Sunday - Orthodox Christian March 17 St. Patrick's Day - Christian March 18 New Year - Hindu March 18-26 Ramayana - Hindu March 19 St. Joseph's Day - Christian March 21 Norooz (New Year) - Persian/Zoroastrian March 21 Naw-Rúz (New Year) - Baha'i March 21 Ostara - Mabon - Wicca/Pagan March 25...
Big Give May 4, 2017

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...

3500 in foster homes in Bexar County – Near 600 need adoption – How to Help

November is National Adoption Awareness Month and San Antonio children are in need! Parents. Donations. Community. You. You and your congregation and/or organization can become a part of the solution to the foster care crisis. Here are some specific ways: Become a...

Sutherland Springs – How to Help

In the wake and week following Sutherland Springs… Many have stepped forward – to provide counseling and spiritual care giving, to provide legal aid and assistance, to provide financial planning and structure, to lift candle and pray. Funds will continue to be needed...

Winter Coats Needed

The recent cold-snap revealed a significant shortage of winter coats and clothing in shelters all around San Antonio. In preparation for when it gets cold again, plan a winter coat and clothing drive at your congregation, organization and/or place of work. All sizes...

Poem: “All the Hemispheres,” by Hafiz

Leave the familiar for a while. Let your senses and bodies stretch out Like a welcomed season Onto the meadow and shores and hills. Open up to the Roof. Make a new watermark on your excitement And love. Like a blooming night flower, Bestow your vital fragrance of...

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Happy Birthday To . . Betty & Coleman

May 22, 1943 Betty Williams "We believe in taking down the barriers, but we also believe in the most energetic reconciliation among peoples by getting them to know each other, talk each other's languages, understand each other's fears and beliefs, getting to know each...

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Poem: “The Lovers of the Poor,” by Gwendolyn Brooks

The Lovers of the Poor arrive. The Ladies from the Ladies’ Betterment League Arrive in the afternoon, the late light slanting In diluted gold bars across the boulevard brag Of proud, seamed faces with mercy and murder hinting Here, there, interrupting, all deep and...

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Do What You Can

THERE was once a farmer who had a large field of corn. He harrowed it and weeded it with the greatest care, for he wanted to sell the corn and buy good things for his family with the money. But after he had worked hard, he saw the corn wither and droop, for no rain...

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