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. . 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.

Happy Birthday To . . . Saul & Barbara

Happy Birthday To . . . Saul & Barbara

January 30, 1909 Saul Alinsky "As an organizer, I start from where the world is, as it is, not as I would like it to be. That we accept the world as it is does not in any sense weaken our desire to change it into what we believe it should be - it is necessary to begin...

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Happy Birthday To . . . Edward & Germaine

Happy Birthday To . . . Edward & Germaine

January 29, 1927 Edward Abbey "Society is like a stew. If you don't stir it up every once in a while then a layer of scum floats to the top." January 29, 1939 Germaine Greer "One may not reach the dawn save by the path of the night."

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Happy Birthday To . . . José & Pop

Happy Birthday To . . . José & Pop

January 28, 1853 José Martí "We are free, but not to be evil, not to be indifferent to human suffering, not to profit from the people, from the work created and sustained through their spirit of political association, while refusing to contribute to the political...

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Poem: “Epitaph,” by Merrit Malloy

Poem: “Epitaph,” by Merrit Malloy

When I die Give what’s left of me away To children And old men that wait to die. And if you need to cry, Cry for your brother Walking the street beside you. And when you need me, Put your arms Around anyone And give them What you need to give to me. I want to leave...

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Happy Birthday To . . . Frederico & Clarissa

Happy Birthday To . . . Frederico & Clarissa

January 27, 1934 Federico Mayor Zaragoza "We must construct a new set of values and attitudes to replace the culture of war which, for centuries, has been influencing the course of civilization. Winning peace means the triumph of our pledge to establish, on 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

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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.

Multifaith Calendar, January, 2023

January 1: Mary, Mother of God – Catholic Christian
January 1: Feast Day of St Basil – Orthodox Christian
January 1: Shogatsu/Gantan-sai – Shinto
January 1: Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus – Orthodox Christian
January 5: Twelfth Night – Christian
January 5: Guru Gobindh Singh birthday – Sikh
January 6: Epiphany – Christian
January 6: Feast of the Epiphany (Theophany) – Orthodox Christian
January 6: Dia de los Reyes (Three Kings Day) – Christian
January 7: Feast of the Nativity – Orthodox Christian
January 8: Feast of the Holy Family – Catholic Christian
January 13: Maghi – Sikh
January 17: Blessing of the Animals – Hispanic Catholic Christian
January 18: Week of Prayer for Christian Unity – Christian
January 22: Lunar New Year – Asian faiths
January 25: Conversion of St. Paul – Christian
January 30: Mahayana New Year 3 days – Buddhism

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