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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.

Crossing the River

Crossing the River

Two monks were on a pilgrimage. One day, they came to a deep river. At the edge of the river, a young woman sat weeping, because she was afraid to cross the river without help. She begged the two monks to help her. The younger monk turned his back. The members of...

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Happy Birthday To . .  Herman & Thurgood

Happy Birthday To . . Herman & Thurgood

July 2, 1877 Herman Hesse "You are only afraid if you are not in harmony with yourself. People are afraid because they have never owned up to themselves." July 2, 1908 Thurgood Marshall "None of us got where we are solely by pulling ourselves up by our bootstraps. We...

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Poem: “For the Children,” by Gary Snyder

Poem: “For the Children,” by Gary Snyder

The rising hills, the slopes, of statistics lie before us. the steep climb of everything, going up, up, as we all go down. In the next century or the one beyond that, they say, are valleys, pastures, we can meet there in peace if we make it. To climb these coming...

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Happy Birthday To . .  David & Diana

Happy Birthday To . . David & Diana

July 1, 1912 David Brower "When people say, 'You're not being realistic,' they're just trying to tag some thoughts that they can't otherwise handle." July 1, 1961 Princess Diana "Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge...

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Poem: “Love,” by Czeslaw Milosz

Poem: “Love,” by Czeslaw Milosz

Love means to learn to look at yourself The way one looks at distant things For you are only one thing among many. And whoever sees that way heals his heart, Without knowing it, from various ills— A bird and a tree say to him: Friend. Then he wants to use himself and...

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Happy Birthday To . . .  Cyril & Czeslaw

Happy Birthday To . . . Cyril & Czeslaw

June 30, 1909 C. Northcote Parkinson "The man who is denied the opportunity of taking decisions of importance begins to regard as important the decisions he is allowed to take." June 30, 1911 Czeslaw Milosz "Not that I want to be a god or a hero. Just to change into a...

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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, July, 2022

July 7: Hajj begins (sundown) – Islam
July 8: Waqf al Arafa (sundown) – Islam
July 9: Eid al-Adha (sundown) – Islam
July 10: Martyrdom of the Bab – Baha’i
July 11: St Benedict Day – Catholic Christian
July 13: Obon (Ulambana)  – Buddhist/Shinto
July 15: St. Vladimir the Great Day – Orthodox Christian
July 16: Fast of Tammuz 17 – Judiasm
July 23: Emperor Haile Selassie birthday – Rastafarian
July 24: Pioneer Day– Mormon Christian
July 25: St. James the Great Day – Christian
July 26: Asalha Puja Day (Dhamma Day) – Buddhism
July 29: Hijri (sundown) Islam

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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