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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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August 2018 Multifaith Calendar

August 2018 Multifaith Calendar

1 August Lammas - Christian 1 August Fast in Honor of Holy Mother of Jesus - Orthodox Christian 6 August Transfiguration of the Lord - Orthodox Christian 15 August Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary - Catholic Christian 15 August Dormition of the Theotokos - Orthodox...

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Big Give May 4, 2017

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 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...

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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Happy Birthday To . . . Annie & Mohandas

October 1, 1847 Annie Besant "Not out of right practice comes right thinking, but out of right thinking comes right practice. It matters enormously what you think. If you think falsely, you will act mistakenly; if you think basely, your conduct will suit your...

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Poem: “The World I Live In,” by Mary Oliver

I have refused to live locked in the orderly house of reasons and proofs. The world I live in and believe in Is wider than that. And anyway, what’s wrong with Maybe? You wouldn’t believe what once or twice I have seen. I’ll just tell you this: only if there are angels...

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Feliz cumpleaños a . . . Miguel y Miguel

September 29, 1547 Miguel de Cervantes "In order to attain the impossible, one must attempt the absurd." September 29, 1864 Miguel de Unamuno "My aim is to agitate and disturb people. I'm not selling bread; I'm selling yeast."

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  1. Early Voting in Bexar County

    October 22 @ 8:00 am - November 2 @ 8:00 pm
  2. TU Distinguished Scientists Lecture: Gretchen Daily

    October 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  3. Social Advocacy Potluck Shabbat Dinner @Temple Beth-El: Affordable Housing

    October 26 @ 7:45 pm - 9:30 pm
  4. CIVILITY: A Community Conversation

    October 29 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  5. Compassion Action Lab

    October 30 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  6. The Everyday Politics of Guns in an Age of Decline

    November 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  7. Forced From Home: Doctors Without Borders Interactive Exhibition on Refugee Crisis

    November 4 @ 9:00 am - November 11 @ 6:00 pm
  8. San Antonio CROP Hunger Walk

    November 4 @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  9. Revisiting the ’68 US Commission on Civil Rights: SA Conference

    November 15 @ 6:00 pm - November 17 @ 9:00 pm
  10. Distinguished Lecture: Guerrilla Girls “Do Women Have to Be Naked to Get Into the Met Museum?

    November 15 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm