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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 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.

 

TOWARDS A GLOBAL ETHIC: the five directives

The Global Ethic developed by the Parliament of World Religions is uniquely special for its articulation of shared moral principles found broadly across both historic and new religious and spiritual traditions. And it is profound in its simplicity.

Representatives of all the world’s religions agreed that there are common ethical commitments foundational to each of their traditions:

  • Human beings should be treated humanely
  • The Golden Rule of reciprocity
  • A commitment to peace and justice
  • A commitment to a Culture of Sustainability and Care for the Earth

Watch all five videos!

Big Give May 4, 2017

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.

Just 10 days left in 2018. Still time to gift clothes, food, and shelter for the Holy-Days- Check out this amazing alternative giving guide

With only 10 days left to make a tangible impact in 2018, you might reflect on all that you have done to show compassion TO your neighbor and the people in your city. Maybe you feel like you are ending this year with more to give and are WONDERING where the greatest...

End of Year Personal Budget Challenges Impact Vulnerable Families and Communities the hardest.

Higher heating bills and expenses. Lower income due to holiday closures in the service industry. Medical costs and lost wages due to illness that comes with colder weather. A rise in holiday stress, depression, and domestic violence. A depletion of...

Battered Women and Children’s Shelter Needs Winter Clothing

Battered Women and Children’s Shelter Needs Winter Clothing Did you know that Bexar County has the highest rate of reported domestic violence per capita in Texas and one of the highest in the nation, according to the Battered Women and Children’s Shelter?  Right now,...

Socks needed NOW! A critical need to prevent loss of life and limb for SA homeless population.

The cold is COMING our city's homeless are not prepared.  Imagine waking up this morning after a cold and rainy night spent outside with a low of 47 degrees. This is the harsh reality for many in our homeless population, and it is only November.  There is a simple way...

Action Alert: San Antonio children and families in need of diapers to fill the widening gap affecting our city and state

October is Diaper Need Awareness Month  A lack of diapers poses a real problem for children and their families. It is a problem that is often overlooked- even though it is a basic need.  Did you know... 1 in 3 families lack access to clean diapers 2 million Texas...

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...

Poem: “The Facts of Life,” by Pádraig Ó Tuama

That you were born and you will die. That you will sometimes love enough and sometimes not. That you will lie if only to yourself. That you will get tired. That you will learn most from the situations you did not choose. That there will be some things that move you...

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Happy Birthday To . . Pico & Sheryl

February 11, 1957 Pico Iyer "It's no coincidence that the word 'holiday' suggests a holy day, or that the longest book in the Torah concerns the Sabbath. If you wish to advance in any sphere, the best way is to take a retreat." February 11, 1962 Sheryl Crowe "No...

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Poem: “I worried,” by Mary Oliver

I worried a lot. Will the garden grow, will the rivers flow in the right direction, will the earth turn as it was taught, and if not how shall I correct it? Was I right, was I wrong, will I be forgiven, can I do better? Will I ever be able to sing, even the sparrows...

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Happy Birthday To . . . Laura & Eubie

February 7, 1867 Laura Ingalls Wilder "Once you begin being naughty, it is easier to go and on and on, and sooner or later something dreadful happens." February 7, 1887 Eubie Blake "Be grateful for luck. Pay the thunder no mind - listen to the birds. And don't hate...

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Poem: “Arachis Hypogaea,” by Marilyn Nelson

Great Creator, why did you make the peanut? —GWC Arachis Hypogaea may have been smuggled to North America by slaves who hid seeds of survival in their hair. Despite your nakedness, the chains, the stench, if white men did not eat you, you might come to a cruel land...

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VIDEO: Compassion Action SA Lab with Ben O’Dell

San Antonio Faith-Based Initiative's casaLAB event on Jan. 29, 2019, featured Ben O'Dell, Faith Liaison with the Department of Health & Human Services in D.C. The casaLABs - Compassion Action San Antonio Labs - explore proven ways to become more compassionate...

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Interfaith Calendar, January 2019

January 1 – Gantan-sai (New Years) – Shinto
January 5 – Twelfth Night – Christian
January 5 – Guru Gobindh Singh birthday – Sikh
January 6 – Epiphany – Christian
January 6 – Theophany – Orthodox Christian
January 6 – Dia de los Reyes (Three Kings Day) – Christian
January 7 – Feast of the NativityOrthodox Christian
January 8 – Feast of the Holy Family – Catholic Christian
January 13Maghi – Sikh
January 13Baptism of the Lord Jesus – Christian
January 19 – Timkat – Ethiopian Orthodox Christian
January 20World Religion Day – Baha’i
January 20 – Tu BiShavat  – Jewish
January 21-23 – Mahayana New Year – Buddhist
January 25Conversion of St. Paul – Christian

 

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