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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

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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.

April 2018 Interfaith Calendar

April 1 Easter - Christian April 3 Mahavir Jayanti - Jain April 5 Festival of Pure Brightness / Tomb-Sweeping Day - Chinese April 12 Yom HaShoah - Jewish April 13 Lailat al Miraj - Islam April 14 Baisakhi (Vaisakhi) - Sikh April 19 Yom Ha'Atzmaut - Jewish April 21 First Day of Ridvan - Baha'i April 22 Adar Mah Parab - Zoroastrian April 23 St. George's Day - Christian April 29 Ninth Day of Ridvan...

March 2018 Interfaith Calendar

March 1 Purim - Jewish March 2-20 Nineteen Day Fast - Baha'i March 3 Holi - Hindu March 6 Meatfare Sunday - Orthodox Christian March 17 St. Patrick's Day - Christian March 18 New Year - Hindu March 18-26 Ramayana - Hindu March 19 St. Joseph's Day - Christian March 21 Norooz (New Year) - Persian/Zoroastrian March 21 Naw-Rúz (New Year) - Baha'i March 21 Ostara - Mabon - Wicca/Pagan March 25...

February 2018 Interfaith Calendar

February 1-7 World Interfaith Harmony Week - interfaith February 2 Candlemas - Presentation of Christ in the Temple - Christian February 2 Imbolc/Lughnassad - Wicca/Pagan Northern and Southern hemispheres February 3 3 Setsebun Sai - Shinto February 11 Cheesefare (Forgiveness) Sunday - Orthodox Christian February 11 Transfiguration Sunday - Christian February 13 Shrove Tuesday - Christian...
Big Give May 4, 2017

Sound the Alarm! Volunteers needed to help prevent residential fires!

Did you know that, on average, 7 people in the U.S. die every day as a result of residential fires? That's over 200 people a month dying from something that a smoke alarm could prevent.  The problem?  Not every home has smoke alarms installed. The Red Cross San...

Volunteers needed to welcome immigrants

Imagine arriving to a new place.   Nothing but the clothes on your back. Not speaking the native language. Not really sure of your next steps. There's one more thing... you have your whole family with you.  This is the harsh reality for immigrants arriving from the...

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...

Inclement SA Weather Impact and Immediate Needs

Here are a few things your congregation can do to help Seniors and families without heat in their homes: Check on those you know within your congregation who might need warmth. Check on those who are in close geographical proximity who might need warmth. Find...

3500 in foster homes in Bexar County – Near 600 need adoption – How to Help

November is National Adoption Awareness Month and San Antonio children are in need! Parents. Donations. Community. You. You and your congregation and/or organization can become a part of the solution to the foster care crisis. Here are some specific ways: Become a...

Sutherland Springs – How to Help

In the wake and week following Sutherland Springs… Many have stepped forward – to provide counseling and spiritual care giving, to provide legal aid and assistance, to provide financial planning and structure, to lift candle and pray. Funds will continue to be needed...

Winter Coats Needed

The recent cold-snap revealed a significant shortage of winter coats and clothing in shelters all around San Antonio. In preparation for when it gets cold again, plan a winter coat and clothing drive at your congregation, organization and/or place of work. All sizes...

Accompaniment Volunteer Training – November 7, 2017

Are you interested in learning more about accompanying individuals to appointments with ICE or immigration court? Tuesday, November 7th 6:30pm-8:00pm University Presbyterian Church, 300 Bushnell Avenue, SA TX 78212 RSVP/questions, contact Jennifer Hixon at (210)...

Poem: “The Clod and the Pebble,” by William Blake

‘Love seeketh not itself to please, Nor for itself hath any care, But for another gives its ease, And builds a Heaven in Hell’s despair.’ So sung a little Clod of Clay Trodden with the cattle’s feet, But a Pebble of the brook Warbled out these metres meet: ‘Love...

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Happy Birthday To . . . James & Clarence

April 18, 1813 James McCune Smith "Freedom and Liberty are not synonyms. Freedom is an essence; Liberty, an accident. Freedom is born with a man; Liberty may be conferred upon him… Freedom is the gift of God; Liberty, the creature of society. Liberty may be taken away...

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Poem: “Generous Listening,” by Marilyn Nelson

A conversation can be a contest, or a game of catch with invisible balloons. They bounce between us, growing and shrinking, sometimes floating like cloud medicine balls, and sometimes bowling at us like round anvils. You toss a phrase and understanding blooms like an...

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Happy Birthday To . . . Anatole & Madanjeet

April 16, 1844 Anatole France "The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread." April 16, 1924 Madanjeet Singh “Ideas have never succeeded in isolation unless they translated...

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Happy Birthday To . . . Philip & Tom

April 15, 1889 A. Philip Randolph "Justice is never given; it is exacted and the struggle must be continuous for freedom is never a final fact, but a continuing evolving process to higher and higher levels of human, social, economic, political and religious...

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