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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

Mayor Nirenberg has kicked off the
COMPASSIONATE SAN ANTONIAN
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.

Mayor Nirenberg has kicked off the
COMPASSIONATE SAN ANTONIAN
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.

Mayor Nirenberg has kicked off the
COMPASSIONATE SAN ANTONIAN
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.

Mayor Nirenberg has kicked off the
COMPASSIONATE SAN ANTONIAN
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.

Congratulations to our 2020 San Antonio Peace Laureates: (left to right): Lionel Sosa, G.P. Singh and Cappy Lawton. local voices of wisdom and experience to speak for peace and justice in San Antonio.

Thanks to the magic of NOWCastSA, you can watch the January 26, 2020 Blessing of the Peacemakers online.

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.

CONTINUE: a poem, by Maya Angelou

CONTINUE: a poem, by Maya Angelou

My wish for you Is that you continue          Continue To be who and how you are To astonish a mean world With your acts of kindness          Continue To allow humor to lighten the burden Of your tender heart          Continue In a society dark with cruelty To let the...

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Poem: “I know the way you can get,” by Hafiz

Poem: “I know the way you can get,” by Hafiz

I know the way you can get When you have not had a drink of Love: Your face hardens, Your sweet muscles cramp. Children become concerned About a strange look that appears in your eyes Which even begins to worry your own mirror And nose. Squirrels and birds sense your...

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Happy Birthday To . . . Woodrow & Denzel

Happy Birthday To . . . Woodrow & Denzel

December 28, 1856 Woodrow Wilson "In the Lord's Prayer, the first petition is for daily bread. No one can worship God or love his neighbor on an empty stomach." December 28, 1954 Denzel Washington "You pray for rain, you gotta deal with the mud too. That's a part of...

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Poem: “Allow,” by Diane Faulds

Poem: “Allow,” by Diane Faulds

There is no controlling life. Try corralling a lightning bolt, containing a tornado. Dam a stream and it will create a new channel. Resist, and the tide will sweep you off your feet. Allow, and grace will carry you to higher ground. The only safety lies in letting it...

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Happy Birthday To . . . Robert & Margaret

Happy Birthday To . . . Robert & Margaret

December 23, 1926 Robert Bly "It’s all right if you grow your wings on the way down." December 23, 1943 Margaret MacMillan "An apology offered and, equally important, received is a step towards reconciliation and, sometimes, recompense. Without that process, hurts can...

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Poem: “Unconditional,” by Jennifer Welwood

Poem: “Unconditional,” by Jennifer Welwood

Willing to experience aloneness, I discover connection everywhere; Turning to face my fear, I meet the warrior who lives within; Opening to my loss, I gain the embrace of the universe; Surrendering into emptiness, I find fullness without end. Each condition I flee...

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Interfaith Calendar, December, 2019

December 1-24: Advent – Christian
December 6: Saint Nicholas Day – Christian
December 8: Bodhi Day (Rohatsu) – Buddhism
December 8: Immaculate Conception of Mary – Catholic Christian
December 12: Feast day – Our Lady of Guadalupe – Catholic Christian
December 16-25: Posadas Navidenas – Hispanic Christian
December 21: Solstice / Yule – Wicca/Pagan
December 23-30: Hanukkah – Jewish
December 24: Christmas Eve – Christian
December 25: Christmas – Christian
December 26: Zarathosht Diso (Death of Prophet Zarathushtra) – Zoroastrian
December 26: St Stephen’s Day – Christian
December 27: Saint John – Apostle and Evangelist – Christian
December 28: Holy Innocents – Christian
December 29: Holy Family – Catholic Christian
December 31: Watch Night – Christian

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