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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

“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.

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Interfaith Calendar, September, 2018

Interfaith Calendar, September, 2018

September 1 Religious year begins - Orthodox Christian September 3 Krishna Janmashtami - Hindu September 8 Nativity of Virgin Mary - Christian September 10-11 Rosh Hashannah - Jewish September 12 Hijra - New Year - Islam September 13 Ganesh Chaturthi - Hindu September...

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Big Give May 4, 2017

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 take...

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...

Action Alert: San Antonio Heat Wave Continues!

San Antonio Heatwave Continues! Here are the Top 10 Ways you can show compassionate action: Remember those near and dear then ripple forward the intentional care. Open up air-conditioned spaces to protect against illness and death. Help those in need get to a...

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...

Happy Birthday To . . . Jesse & Hanan

October 8, 1941 Jesse Jackson "Both tears and sweat are salty, but they render a different result. Tears will get you sympathy; sweat will get you change." October 8, 1946 Hanan Ashrawi "We cannot rely upon the silenced to tell us they are...

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Poem: “Kindness to Animals,” by Joseph Ashby-Sterry

Speak gently to the herring and kindly to the calf, Be blithesome with the bunny, at barnacles don’t laugh! Give nuts unto the monkey, and buns unto the bear, Ne’er hint at currant jelly if you chance to see a hare! Oh, little girls, pray hide your combs when...

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Happy Birthday To . . . Philip & Neil

October 5, 1923 Philip Berrigan "The poor tell us who we are, The prophets tell us who we could be, So we hide the poor, And kill the prophets." October 5, 1958 Neil de Grasse Tyson "Humans aren't as good as we should be in our capacity to empathize with feelings and...

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Juno and the Peacock

The Peacock was greatly discontented because he had not a beautiful voice like the nightingale, and he went and complained to Juno about it. “The nightingale’s song,” said he, “is the envy of all the birds; but whenever I utter a sound I become a laughing-stock.” The...

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The Oak and the Reeds

A Fable by Aesop An Oak that grew on the bank of a river was uprooted by a severe gale of wind, and thrown across the stream. It fell among some Reeds growing by the water, and said to them, “How is it that you, who are so frail and slender, have managed to weather...

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