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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.

The Travelers and the Plane-Tree

The Travelers and the Plane-Tree

TWO TRAVELERS, worn out by the heat of the summer's sun, laid themselves down at noon under the wide spreading branches of a Plane-Tree. As they rested under its shade, one of the Travelers said to the other, "What a singularly useless tree is the Plane! It bears no...

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Bread and Beans

Bread and Beans

Nasrudin was eating a poor man's diet of chickpeas and bread. His neighbor, who also claimed to be a wise man, was living in a grand house and dining on sumptuous meals provided by the emperor himself. His neighbor told Nasrudin, "if only you would learn to flatter...

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Happy Birthday To . . . Charles & Adolpho

Happy Birthday To . . . Charles & Adolpho

November 26, 1922 Charles Schulz “Don’t worry about the world coming to an end today. It’s already tomorrow in Australia.” November 26, 1931 Adolfo Perez Esquivel "We know we cannot plant seeds with closed fists. To sow, we must open our hands."

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Poem: “Do Not Be Ashamed,” by Wendell Berry

Poem: “Do Not Be Ashamed,” by Wendell Berry

You will be walking some night in the comfortable dark of your yard and suddenly a great light will shine round about you, and behind you will be a wall you never saw before. It will be clear to you suddenly that you were about to escape, and that you are guilty: you...

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Happy Birthday To . . . Henry & Pope John

Happy Birthday To . . . Henry & Pope John

November 25, 1812 Henry Mayhew "It is easy enough to be moral after a good dinner beside a snug coal fire, and with our hearts well warmed with fine old port." November 25, 1881 Pope John XXIII "Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about...

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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.

Interfaith Calendar, November, 2022

November 1: All Saints Day – Christian
November 2:  All Souls Day / Dia de los Muertos – Catholic Christian
|November 2: Crowning of Emperor Haile SelassieRastafarian
November 12: Birth of Baha’u’llahBaha’i
November 15: Nativity Fast begins – Orthodox Christian
November 20: Christ the King – Christian
November 21: Yule – Winter Solstice – Wicca/Neo Pagan
November 24: Martyrdom of Guru Tegh Bahdur – Sikh
November 26: Day of the Covenant – Baha’i
November 24: Thanksgiving  – U.S. Interfaith
November 27: First Sunday of Advent – Christian
November 28: Ascension of  ‘Abdu’l-Baha – Baha’i
November 30: St. Andrew’s Day – Christian

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