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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.

Poem: ” Do Not!,” by Stevie Smith

Poem: ” Do Not!,” by Stevie Smith

Do not despair of man, and do not scold him, Who are you that you should so lightly hold him? Are you not also a man, and in your heart Are there not warlike thoughts and fear and smart? Are you not also afraid and in fear cruel, Do you not think of yourself as usual,...

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The Tortoise and the Wisdom of the World

The Tortoise and the Wisdom of the World

A Nigerian Folk Tale One day, Ijapa the tortoise became determined to make sure that he was the wisest creature in the whole universe. He did not want any other creature challenging his superior wisdom, so he decided to gather all the wisdom in the world for himself....

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Happy Birthday To . . . Rosalynn & Roberto

Happy Birthday To . . . Rosalynn & Roberto

August 18, 1927 Rosalynn Carter "You must accept that you might fail; then, if you do your best and still don't win, at least you can be satisfied that you've tried. If you don't accept failure as a possibility, you don't set high goals, you don't branch out, you...

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The Lion and the Mouse

The Lion and the Mouse

A mouse woke up the big lion. As the lion was about to eat him, the mouse protested: “Please forgive me and let me go, and I may some day help you.” The lion agreed to this, although he laughed at the idea that a little mouse could help him. Now one day the lion was...

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Happy Birthday To . . . Marcus & Vidiadhar

Happy Birthday To . . . Marcus & Vidiadhar

August 17, 1887 Marcus Garvey "A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots." August 17, 1932 V. S. Naipaul "One of the greatest honors we can confer on other people is to see them as they are, to recognize not...

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Poem: “Good People,” by W.S. Merwin

Poem: “Good People,” by W.S. Merwin

From the kindness of my parents I suppose it was that I held that belief about suffering imagining that if only it could come to the attention of any person with normal feelings certainly anyone literate who might have gone to college they would comprehend pain when...

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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

WATCH THE ARCCHIVED VIDEO HERE

Find out more about the 2020 Compassionate Institute and the more than 150 compassionate fellows who are on a year-long journey to bring more compassion to our schools.

Interfaith Calendar: August, 2022

August 1: Lammas – Christian
August 1: Lughnassad – Wicca/Neo Pagan
August 6: Feast of the TransfigurationTransfiguration of Our Lord – (Catholic, Anglican & Orthodox Christian)
August 7: Ashura – Islam
August 7: Tish’a B’av – Judaism
August 8: 10th Muharram (Day of Ashura) – Islam
August 11: Raksha Bandhan – Hindu
August 15: Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary – Catholic Christian
August 15: Dormition of the Theotokos – Orthodox Christian
August 19: Krishna Janmashtami –Hindu
August 19: World Humanitarian Day
August 24 :Paryushan Parvarambha begins – Jain
August 29: Beheading of St. John the Baptist – Christian
August 31: Ganesh Chaturthi –Hindu

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  1. Artist Panel Discussion: The Status of Women in San Antonio

    August 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  2. Pathways to Hope

    August 26 @ 8:30 am - August 27 @ 2:30 pm
  3. The Healing Power of Stories

    September 11 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  4. Compassion Class: A Wish for a Better World

    September 13 @ 9:30 am - November 1 @ 11:30 am