COMPASSION LIVES HERE

COMPASSION LIVES HERE

COMPASSION LIVES HERE

COMPASSION LIVES HERE

COMPASSION LIVES HERE

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COMPASSION LIVES HERE

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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

THE CHARTER FOR COMPASSION

. . is a cooperative effort to restore not only compassionate thinking but, more importantly, 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.

February 2018 Interfaith Calendar

February 1-7 World Interfaith Harmony Week - interfaith February 2 Candlemas - Presentation of Christ in the Temple - Christian February 2 Imbolc/Lughnassad - Wicca/Pagan Northern and Southern hemispheres February 3 3 Setsebun Sai - Shinto February 11 Cheesefare...
Big Give May 4, 2017

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...

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...

Accompaniment Volunteer Training – November 7, 2017

Are you interested in learning more about accompanying individuals to appointments with ICE or immigration court? Tuesday, November 7th 6:30pm-8:00pm University Presbyterian Church, 300 Bushnell Avenue, SA TX 78212 RSVP/questions, contact Jennifer Hixon at (210)...

The Snake Who Stopped Hissing

Once in small village lived a snake who used to attack and kill village animals. Villagers wanted to respect all creatures but they hated that snake because snake was not just attacking animals but now it also attacked the villagers children. All the villagers wanted...

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Winning and Losing

Once a young man came to the Abbot of a monastery and said, “I really want to become a monk but I haven’t learned anything of importance in my life. Only thing i know is how to play chess because that’s what i have been learning from my father from young age but I...

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Poem: “What Changes,” by Naomi Shihab Nye

My father’s hopes travel with me years after he died. Someday we will learn how to live. All of us surviving without violence never stop dreaming how to cure it. What changes? Crossing a small street in Doha Souk, nut shops shuttered, a handkerchief lies crumpled in...

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Poem: “The Amaranth,” by Vachel Lindsay

Ah, in the night, all music haunts me here. . . . Is it for naught high Heaven cracks and yawns And the tremendous Amaranth descends Sweet with the glory of ten thousand dawns? Does it not mean my God would have me say: — “Whether you will or no, O city young, Heaven...

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A Poor Man’s Kindness

Once Swami ji was for a stay in Rajasthan. When people got to know about him they started coming to him. Swami ji was tirelessly answering questions of everyone who was coming to him. This way three days and night passed. Swami ji was so involved in talking to people...

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The Disappearance of Truth

ONCE upon a time, ever so many years ago, Truth suddenly vanished from out of the world. When people perceived this, they were greatly alarmed and at once sent five wise men in search of Truth. They set out, one in this direction and one in that, all plentifully...

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  1. Film & discussion about foster children: (re)Formation

    February 19 @ 6:30 pm
  2. Early Voting

    February 20 @ 8:00 am - March 2 @ 8:00 pm
  3. Rev. Charles Johnson: “Vouchers: Public Classrooms for Profit?”

    February 20 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  4. Winter Convening COSA Faith-Based Initiative

    February 21 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am
  5. In Her Shoes: Living With Domestic Violence

    February 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  6. Pub Theology with Kelly Grey Carlisle

    February 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  7. Capitalism: A Tool for Social Justice?

    February 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  8. **In San Marcos** Junot Díaz Reading and Book Signing

    February 22 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  9. Laurie Ann Guerrero: On Being Deliberate, Afraid of Nothing

    February 22 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  10. 2018 Immigration Symposium

    February 23 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm