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WE DID IT!

City Council passed the Compassionate City Resolution unanimously June 22, 2017!!!

City of San Antonio news release | Read the Resolution

COMPASSIONATE SAN ANTONIO . .

. . . 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.

THE CHARTER FOR COMPASSION

. . is a cooperative effort to restore not only compassionate thinking but, more importantly, 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.

Big Give May 4, 2017

Join us on Sunday, September 3 at 7:30 PM for a SILENT STAND-IN in Main Plaza, in front of San Fernando Cathedral. Come join others on this eve of Labor Day. Come link arm-in-arm with Laborers for Compassion. Come stand strong for All in desperate need of Peace. For this silent Stand-In, please proudly wear work clothes from your daily labors. Clergy are encouraged to vest. In Our City, Compassion. In Our City, Unity. In Our City, Peace. IN OUR CITY, FOR GOOD.

Compassionate cities are home to compassionate schools, businesses, compassionate health care providers, compassionate faith communities, compassionate neighborhoods and compassionate not-for-profits.
Compassionate cities are home to compassionate schools, businesses, compassionate health care providers, compassionate faith communities, compassionate neighborhoods and compassionate not-for-profits.
Compassionate cities are home to compassionate schools, businesses, compassionate health care providers, compassionate faith communities, compassionate neighborhoods and compassionate not-for-profits.
Compassionate cities are home to compassionate schools, businesses, compassionate health care providers, compassionate faith communities, compassionate neighborhoods and compassionate not-for-profits.
Compassionate cities are home to compassionate schools, businesses, compassionate health care providers, compassionate faith communities, compassionate neighborhoods and compassionate not-for-profits.
Compassionate cities are home to compassionate schools, businesses, compassionate health care providers, compassionate faith communities, compassionate neighborhoods and compassionate not-for-profits.
Compassionate cities are home to compassionate schools, businesses, compassionate health care providers, compassionate faith communities, compassionate neighborhoods and compassionate not-for-profits.
Compassionate cities are home to compassionate schools, businesses, compassionate health care providers, compassionate faith communities, compassionate neighborhoods and compassionate not-for-profits.
Compassionate cities are home to compassionate schools, businesses, compassionate health care providers, compassionate faith communities, compassionate neighborhoods and compassionate not-for-profits.
Compassionate cities are home to compassionate schools, businesses, compassionate health care providers, compassionate faith communities, compassionate neighborhoods and compassionate not-for-profits.
Compassionate cities are home to compassionate schools, businesses, compassionate health care providers, compassionate faith communities, compassionate neighborhoods and compassionate not-for-profits.
Compassionate cities are home to compassionate schools, businesses, compassionate health care providers, compassionate faith communities, compassionate neighborhoods and compassionate not-for-profits.
Compassionate cities are home to compassionate schools, businesses, compassionate health care providers, compassionate faith communities, compassionate neighborhoods and compassionate not-for-profits.
Compassionate cities are home to compassionate schools, businesses, compassionate health care providers, compassionate faith communities, compassionate neighborhoods and compassionate not-for-profits.
Compassionate cities are home to compassionate schools, businesses, compassionate health care providers, compassionate faith communities, compassionate neighborhoods and compassionate not-for-profits.
Compassionate cities are home to compassionate schools, businesses, compassionate health care providers, compassionate faith communities, compassionate neighborhoods and compassionate not-for-profits.
Compassionate cities are home to compassionate schools, businesses, compassionate health care providers, compassionate faith communities, compassionate neighborhoods and compassionate not-for-profits.
Compassionate cities are home to compassionate schools, businesses, compassionate health care providers, compassionate faith communities, compassionate neighborhoods and compassionate not-for-profits.
Compassionate cities are home to compassionate schools, businesses, compassionate health care providers, compassionate faith communities, compassionate neighborhoods and compassionate not-for-profits.
Compassionate cities are home to compassionate schools, businesses, compassionate health care providers, compassionate faith communities, compassionate neighborhoods and compassionate not-for-profits.
Compassionate cities are home to compassionate schools, businesses, compassionate health care providers, compassionate faith communities, compassionate neighborhoods and compassionate not-for-profits.
Compassionate cities are home to compassionate schools, businesses, compassionate health care providers, compassionate faith communities, compassionate neighborhoods and compassionate not-for-profits.
Compassionate cities are home to compassionate schools, businesses, compassionate health care providers, compassionate faith communities, compassionate neighborhoods and compassionate not-for-profits.
Compassionate cities are home to compassionate schools, businesses, compassionate health care providers, compassionate faith communities, compassionate neighborhoods and compassionate not-for-profits.
Compassionate cities are home to compassionate schools, businesses, compassionate health care providers, compassionate faith communities, compassionate neighborhoods and compassionate not-for-profits.
Compassionate cities are home to compassionate schools, businesses, compassionate health care providers, compassionate faith communities, compassionate neighborhoods and compassionate not-for-profits.
Compassionate cities are home to compassionate schools, businesses, compassionate health care providers, compassionate faith communities, compassionate neighborhoods and compassionate not-for-profits.
Compassionate cities are home to compassionate schools, businesses, compassionate health care providers, compassionate faith communities, compassionate neighborhoods and compassionate not-for-profits.
Compassionate cities are home to compassionate schools, businesses, compassionate health care providers, compassionate faith communities, compassionate neighborhoods and compassionate not-for-profits.
Compassionate cities are home to compassionate schools, businesses, compassionate health care providers, compassionate faith communities, compassionate neighborhoods and compassionate not-for-profits.
Compassionate cities are home to compassionate schools, businesses, compassionate health care providers, compassionate faith communities, compassionate neighborhoods and compassionate not-for-profits.
Compassionate cities are home to compassionate schools, businesses, compassionate health care providers, compassionate faith communities, compassionate neighborhoods and compassionate not-for-profits.
Compassionate cities are home to compassionate schools, businesses, compassionate health care providers, compassionate faith communities, compassionate neighborhoods and compassionate not-for-profits.
Compassionate cities are home to compassionate schools, businesses, compassionate health care providers, compassionate faith communities, compassionate neighborhoods and compassionate not-for-profits.
Compassionate cities are home to compassionate schools, businesses, compassionate health care providers, compassionate faith communities, compassionate neighborhoods and compassionate not-for-profits.
Compassionate cities are home to compassionate schools, businesses, compassionate health care providers, compassionate faith communities, compassionate neighborhoods and compassionate not-for-profits.
Compassionate cities are home to compassionate schools, businesses, compassionate health care providers, compassionate faith communities, compassionate neighborhoods and compassionate not-for-profits.
Compassionate cities are home to compassionate schools, businesses, compassionate health care providers, compassionate faith communities, compassionate neighborhoods and compassionate not-for-profits.
Compassionate cities are home to compassionate schools, businesses, compassionate health care providers, compassionate faith communities, compassionate neighborhoods and compassionate not-for-profits.
Compassionate cities are home to compassionate schools, businesses, compassionate health care providers, compassionate faith communities, compassionate neighborhoods and compassionate not-for-profits.
Compassionate cities are home to compassionate schools, businesses, compassionate health care providers, compassionate faith communities, compassionate neighborhoods and compassionate not-for-profits.
Compassionate cities are home to compassionate schools, businesses, compassionate health care providers, compassionate faith communities, compassionate neighborhoods and compassionate not-for-profits.
Compassionate cities are home to compassionate schools, businesses, compassionate health care providers, compassionate faith communities, compassionate neighborhoods and compassionate not-for-profits.
Compassionate cities are home to compassionate schools, businesses, compassionate health care providers, compassionate faith communities, compassionate neighborhoods and compassionate not-for-profits.
Compassionate cities are home to compassionate schools, businesses, compassionate health care providers, compassionate faith communities, compassionate neighborhoods and compassionate not-for-profits.
Compassionate cities are home to compassionate schools, businesses, compassionate health care providers, compassionate faith communities, compassionate neighborhoods and compassionate not-for-profits.
Compassionate cities are home to compassionate schools, businesses, compassionate health care providers, compassionate faith communities, compassionate neighborhoods and compassionate not-for-profits.
Compassionate cities are home to compassionate schools, businesses, compassionate health care providers, compassionate faith communities, compassionate neighborhoods and compassionate not-for-profits.
Compassionate cities are home to compassionate schools, businesses, compassionate health care providers, compassionate faith communities, compassionate neighborhoods and compassionate not-for-profits.
Compassionate cities are home to compassionate schools, businesses, compassionate health care providers, compassionate faith communities, compassionate neighborhoods and compassionate not-for-profits.
Compassionate cities are home to compassionate schools, businesses, compassionate health care providers, compassionate faith communities, compassionate neighborhoods and compassionate not-for-profits.
Compassionate cities are home to compassionate schools, businesses, compassionate health care providers, compassionate faith communities, compassionate neighborhoods and compassionate not-for-profits.
Compassion Beads

You can now order your compassion beads online! Compassion, Dignity, Equanimity, Forgiveness, Gratitude, Humility, Integrity, Justice, Kindness and Love . . . and the Golden Rule.

If you would like your organization to be listed as a partner, let us know and we will get back to you.

Contact Compassionate San Antonio

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The community catalyst for Compassionate San Antonio is The peaceCENTER, 285 Oblate Drive, San Antonio, Texas 78216

The peaceCENTER is a 501(c)((3)) non-profit
You can donate to the peaceCENTER via PayPal!


INSPIRATION

Poem: “Kindness,” by Naomi Shihab Nye

Before you know what kindness really is you must lose things, feel the future dissolve in a moment like salt in a weakened broth. What you held in your hand, what you counted and carefully saved, all this must go so you know how desolate the landscape can be between...
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Poem: “The Hidden Law,” by W.H. Auden

The Hidden Law does not deny Our laws of probability, But takes the atom and the star And human beings as they are, And answers nothing when we lie. It is the only reason why No government can codify, And verbal definitions mar The Hidden Law. Its utter patience will...
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The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse

Now you must know that a Town Mouse once upon a time went on a visit to his cousin in the country. He was rough and ready, this cousin, but he loved his town friend and made him heartily welcome. Beans and bacon, cheese and bread, were all he had to offer, but he...
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Every spot I walk it’s holy ground

Woody Guthrie's birthday was last week -- July 14 -- he would have been 101 years old. Meant to celebrate it then, but better late than ever. One of my favorites of Woody's songs is "Holy Ground," written in 1954. Every spot it’s holy ground Every little inch it’s...
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Inspiration from Dr. King for These Dark Times

Power properly understood is nothing but the ability to achieve purpose. And one of the great problems of history is that the concepts of love and power have usually been contrasted as opposites - polar opposites - so that love is identified with a resignation of...
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The Trees and the Axe

A MAN came into a Wood one day and begged of the Trees the favor of a handle for his Axe. The Trees voted to sacrifice a young ash sapling. The Man made the sapling into a handle and fixed it into the axe head, and soon set to work cutting down tree after tree. When...
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Compassion as Effective Public Policy

The US Conference of Mayors is meeting in Las Vegas this week, and resolution #35 is about Compassionate Cities. It proposed, in part: 10. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that The United States Conference of Mayors applauds the cities who have adopted compassion as a...
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The Marvelous Techniques of the Old Cat

From "Inaka Soshi" (The Country Taoist), written in 1727 by Issai Chozan. translated and published in 'Budo Secrets' by John Stevens There once was a swordsman named Shōken. His home was plagued by a huge rat who roamed around freely, even during the day. Shoken's...
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Stone Soup

Once upon a time, somewhere in post-war Eastern Europe, there was a great famine in which people jealously hoarded whatever food they could find, hiding it even from their friends and neighbors. One day a wandering soldier came into a village and began asking...
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The Feather Pillow

A young man spread a false rumor about an old man who lived at the end of his street. Overcome with guilt, he worked up the courage to apologize. He humbly walked to the old man’s door and said he was sorry. The wise old man looked at him. He said that he would...
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