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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.

Fat Buddha

Fat Buddha

Often, we see what we expect to see, what is foremost on our mind. Those who fear, see fear. Those who hope, see hope. What the soldier saw when looking at the Buddha . . . The holy Buddha was sitting on the side of the road when a handsome young soldier walked by and...

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Happy Birthday to . . . Antoine & Kwame

Happy Birthday to . . . Antoine & Kwame

June 29, 1900 Antoine de Saint-Exupery "If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea." July 29, 1941 Kwame Ture (Stokely Carmichael) "Our...

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Poem: “Questionnaire to Oneself,” by Audre Lorde

Poem: “Questionnaire to Oneself,” by Audre Lorde

1. What are the words you do not have yet? [Or, “for what do you not have words, yet?”] 2. What do you need to say? [List as many things as necessary] 3. What are the tyrannies you swallow day by day and attempt to make your own, until you will sicken and die of them,...

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Happy Birthday To . . . Jean-Jacques & Richard

Happy Birthday To . . . Jean-Jacques & Richard

June 28, 1712 Jean-Jacques Rousseau "Man was born free, and he is everywhere in chains. " June 28, 1902 Richard Rodgers "It may be that that we can sing what we often cannot say, whether it be from shyness, fear, lack of the right words or the passion or dramatic gift...

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Poem: “No Man is an Island,” by John Donne

Poem: “No Man is an Island,” by John Donne

No man is an island, Entire of itself, Every man is a piece of the continent, A part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less. As well as if a promontory were. As well as if a manor of thy friend's Or of thine own were: Any man's death...

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Happy Birthday To . . . Emma & Bob

Happy Birthday To . . . Emma & Bob

June 27, 1869 Emma Goldman "Before we can forgive one another, we have to understand one another." June 27, 1927 Bob Keeshan "It requires more strength to be gentle, so it's the everyday encounters of life that I think we've prepared children for and prepared them to...

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Watch recordings of the briefings presented at the Symposium here.

Watch a recording of the Blessing of the Peacemakers here.

Then. Now. Now Then?

Two Places. Two Poets. At the Intersection of Our Times.

October 3, 2021 |  A Global and Virtual Conversation with
Naomi Shihab Nye & Pádraig Ó’Tuama

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Interfaith Calendar, June, 2022

June 2:   Ascension Day -:Coptic Orthodox Christianity
June 4-6:  Shavuot: – Judiasm
June 5: Pentecost – Christian
June 8: Race Unity Day – Baha’i
June 12:  Trinity Sunday – Christian
June 12   All Saints Day – Eastern Orthodox Christianity
June 16: Feast of Corpus Christi –  Roman Catholic Christian
June 16: Martyrdom of Guru Arjan Dev Sahib – Sikh
June 24:  Litha – A Pagan/Wiccan
June 24: Feast of the Sacred Heart – Roman Catholic Church Christian

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  1. New York Foundation for the Arts Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program Exhibit

    June 1 @ 8:00 am - July 3 @ 5:00 pm
  2. Neighbors Helping Neighbors!

    July 16 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  3. Inner City Friendship Festival

    July 16 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  4. Claritycon 2022 Summit on Children’s Mental Health

    July 21 @ 8:00 am - July 22 @ 1:30 pm
  5. Artist Panel Discussion: The Status of Women in San Antonio

    August 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  6. The Healing Power of Stories

    September 11 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm