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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.

“Compassionate San Antonian” Award

Mayor Nirenberg has kicked off a 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.

 

TOWARDS A GLOBAL ETHIC: the five directives

The Global Ethic developed by the Parliament of World Religions is uniquely special for its articulation of shared moral principles found broadly across both historic and new religious and spiritual traditions. And it is profound in its simplicity.

Representatives of all the world’s religions agreed that there are common ethical commitments foundational to each of their traditions:

  • Human beings should be treated humanely
  • The Golden Rule of reciprocity
  • A commitment to peace and justice
  • A commitment to a Culture of Sustainability and Care for the Earth

Watch all five videos!

Big Give May 4, 2017

Souper Bowl of Caring – Share your Excitement

Host your own Souper Bowl of Caring this year.Check the list of the 12 most wanted items are for food pantries.When you are out shopping for the big game festivities, pick up a few (or all) of the items on the list and drop them off at a congregation,...

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 up.

Just 10 days left in 2018. Still time to gift clothes, food, and shelter for the Holy-Days- Check out this amazing alternative giving guide

With only 10 days left to make a tangible impact in 2018, you might reflect on all that you have done to show compassion TO your neighbor and the people in your city. Maybe you feel like you are ending this year with more to give and are WONDERING where the greatest...

End of Year Personal Budget Challenges Impact Vulnerable Families and Communities the hardest.

Higher heating bills and expenses. Lower income due to holiday closures in the service industry. Medical costs and lost wages due to illness that comes with colder weather. A rise in holiday stress, depression, and domestic violence. A depletion of...

Battered Women and Children’s Shelter Needs Winter Clothing

Battered Women and Children’s Shelter Needs Winter Clothing Did you know that Bexar County has the highest rate of reported domestic violence per capita in Texas and one of the highest in the nation, according to the Battered Women and Children’s Shelter?  Right now,...

Socks needed NOW! A critical need to prevent loss of life and limb for SA homeless population.

The cold is COMING our city's homeless are not prepared.  Imagine waking up this morning after a cold and rainy night spent outside with a low of 47 degrees. This is the harsh reality for many in our homeless population, and it is only November.  There is a simple way...

Action Alert: San Antonio children and families in need of diapers to fill the widening gap affecting our city and state

October is Diaper Need Awareness Month  A lack of diapers poses a real problem for children and their families. It is a problem that is often overlooked- even though it is a basic need.  Did you know... 1 in 3 families lack access to clean diapers 2 million Texas...

Action Alert: Food shelves around San Antonio are empty.

  Due to high AC bills & children home for summer, food shelves around San Antonio are empty. The bad news? San Antonio Food Bank and local food pantry shelves have been decimated by the grueling utility bills of the hot summer months. Better news? We can...

Happy Birthday To . . W.H. & Barbara

February 21, 1907 W.H. Auden "Good can imagine Evil; but Evil cannot imagine Good." February 21, 1936 Barbara Jordan "What a better world it would be if we all, the whole world, had cookies and milk about three o’clock every afternoon and then lay down on our blankets...

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Happy Birthday To . . . Nikos & Toni

February 18, 1883 Nikos Kazantzakis "True teachers use themselves as bridges over which they invite their students to cross; then, having facilitated their crossing, joyfully collapse, encouraging them to create bridges of their own." February 18, 1931 Toni Morrison...

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Poem: “The Work of Happiness,” by May Sarton

I thought of happiness, how it is woven Out of the silence in the empty house each day And how it is not sudden and it is not given But is creation itself like the growth of a tree. No one has seen it happen, but inside the bark Another circle is growing in the...

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Blessing of the Peacemakers: 2019 Video & Photos

Since 2006, the peaceCENTER has celebrated The Blessing of the Peacemakers, a joyous hour-long interfaith ceremony featuring music, prayer, new inclusive and innovative rituals and inspirational speakers. It is the first event marking the beginning of the...

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Happy Birthday To . . . Elihu & Matt

February 15, 1845 Elihu Root "The wolf always charges the lamb with muddying the stream." February 15, 1954 Matt Groening "If you don't want your kids to be like Bart Simpson, don't act like Homer Simpson."

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Interfaith Calendar, February, 2019

February 1: World Hijab Dayinterfaith
February 2: Candlemas – Presentation of Christ in the Temple – Christian
February 2: ImbolcWicca/Pagan
February 3: Setsebun-sai (beginning of spring) – Shinto
February 3: Four Chaplains SundayInterfaith
February 5: Chinese New YearConfucian, Taoist, Buddhist
February 10: Cheesefare Sunday – Orthodox Christian
February 12: TriodionOrthodox Christian
February 14: St. Valentine’s Day – Christian
February 15: Nirvana DayBuddhism
February 19: Lantern FestivalTaoism
February 26: Intercalary Days beginBaha’i

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