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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.

June 2018 Interfaith Calendar

  June 2:  All Saints - Orthodox Christian June 3: Corpus Christi - Catholic Christian June 8: Sacred Heart of Jesus - Catholic Christian June 9: St. Columba of Iona - Celtic Christian June 11:  Laylat al Kadr  - Islam June 15-17:  Eid al Fitr - Ramadan ends  - Islam June 16:  Guru Arjan martyrdom - Sikh June 19:  New Church Day - Swedenborgian Christian June 20:  Waqf al Arafa - Hajj Day -...

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...
Big Give May 4, 2017

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...

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...

Happy Birthday To . . . Eric and Gustavo

June 8, 1917 Eric Hobsbawm "Utopianism is probably a necessary social device for generating the superhuman efforts without which no major revolution is achieved." June 8, 1928 Gustavo Gutiérrez "So you say you love the poor? Name...

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Poem: “Wild Geese,” by Mary Oliver

You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees for a hundred miles through the desert repenting. You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves. Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine. Meanwhile the world goes...

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Happy Birthday To . . .Thomas & Cornel

June 2, 1840 Thomas Hardy "A resolution to avoid an evil is seldom framed till the evil is so far advanced as to make avoidance impossible." June 2, 1953 Cornel West "You've got to be a thermostat rather than a thermometer. A thermostat shapes the climate of opinion;...

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Poem: “Go In and In,” by Danna Faulds

Go in and in. Be the space Between two cells, the vast, resounding silence in which spirit dwells. Be sugar dissolving on the tongue of life. Dive in and in, as deep as you can dive. Be infinite, ecstatic truth. Be love conceived and born in union. Be exactly what you...

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Happy Birthday To . . Walt & Norm

May 31, 1819 Walt Whitman "The genius of the United States is not best or most in its executives or legislatures, nor in its ambassadors or authors or colleges, or churches, or parlors, nor even in its newspapers or inventors, but always most in the common people."...

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Poem: “Integrity,” by Adrienne Rich

the quality of being complete; unbroken condition; entirety ~ Webster A wild patience has taken me this far as if I had to bring to shore a boat with a spasmodic outboard motor old sweaters, nets, spray-mottled books tossed in the prow some kind of sun burning my...

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