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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

“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.

 

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.

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Interfaith Calendar, October, 2018

Interfaith Calendar, October, 2018

  1 October Shemini Atzeret  - Jewish 2 October Simchat Torah  - Jewish 2 October  Jashan-e Mehregan – Zoroastrianism 4 October Feast Day of St. Francis  - Catholic Christian 4 October Blessing of the Animals - Christian 5 October Bodhidharma Memorial – Buddhism 7...

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Big Give May 4, 2017

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 take...

Dollars impact acts of compassionate service. Speak up about SA budget now!

It’s OUR San Antonio! Come and SPEAK UP about Our City Budget. Dollars in our budget impact acts of compassionate service. Come to one of the community days below and let your voice be heard! Download the current city budget flyer to easily share within your...

Action Alert: San Antonio Heat Wave Continues!

San Antonio Heatwave Continues! Here are the Top 10 Ways you can show compassionate action: Remember those near and dear then ripple forward the intentional care. Open up air-conditioned spaces to protect against illness and death. Help those in need get to a...

URGENT ACTION ALERT: 400 immigrant children and parents reuniting in San Antonio this coming week starting Sunday!

400 immigrant children and parents are planned to be reunited in San Antonio this coming week (beginning Sunday, July 15) through Catholic Charities and supportive partners. The Office of Refugee Resettlement has a total goal of reuniting 1500-2000 children with...

Action Alert: Items continue to be needed for families of immigrants and refugees traveling through San Antonio

(Images medications mentioned below are pictured for reference) Items continue to be needed for families of immigrants and refugees traveling through San Antonio. These families still need your help and this is one quick and effective way to do it! These specific...

Action Alert: 5,000 Boxed Fans Needed to Keep SA Senior Citizens Cool!

5,000 BOX FANS NEEDED! It’s San Antonio HOT. Again.   It always comes sooner than we think and hotter than we thought possible.   The major problem?  Many senior citizens end up paying high energy bills to keep cool.  Project Cool’s annual effort is to provide...

Backpack Ministry for Immigrants

Imagine   ...arriving at the Bus Terminal or Airport as part of a large group, mostly women and children - just like you.  You are on your way to be reunited with loved ones and you have a long journey ahead of you. ...and a kind stranger gives you a backpack.  You...

Poem: “Biscuit,” by Jane Kenyon

The dog has cleaned his bowl and his reward is a biscuit, which I put in his mouth like a priest offering the host. I can't bear that trusting face! He asks for bread, expects bread, and I in my power might have given him a stone.

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Happy Birthday To . . . AJ & Ntozake

October 18, 1904 AJ Liebling "Freedom of the press is guaranteed only to those who own one." October 18, 1948 Ntozake Shange “Language and how we use language determines how we act, and how we act then determines our lives and other people's...

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Poem: “Make Some Tea,” by Abol Froushan

In order to settle my appetite I’ll have the chocolate chip In order to stomach the cookie I’ll need to make some tea In order to have the tea I’ll put the kettle on and wait for the cooker to do its job In order to have the tea I’ll need to clear the teapot In order...

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Poem: “As Much As You Can,” by Constantine Cavafy

And if you can't shape your life the way you want, at least try as much as you can not to degrade it by too much contact with the world, by too much activity and talk. Try not to degrade it by dragging it along, taking it around and exposing it so often to the daily...

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Happy Birthday To . . . Billy & Hannah

October 14, 1644 William Penn "Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God." October 14, 1906 Johanna "Hannah" Arendt "The sad truth is that most evil is done by people who never make up their minds to be good or evil."

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Poem: “The Last Wolf,” by Mary TallMountain

The last wolf hurried toward me through the ruined city and I heard his baying echoes down the steep smashed warrens of Montgomery Street and past the ruby-crowned highrises left standing their lighted elevators useless Passing the flicking red and green of traffic...

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  1. Our family Reads: Diversity @Igo Branch Library

    October 20 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  2. Early Voting in Bexar County

    October 22 @ 8:00 am - November 2 @ 8:00 pm
  3. TU Distinguished Scientists Lecture: Gretchen Daily

    October 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  4. CIVILITY: A Community Conversation

    October 29 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  5. The Everyday Politics of Guns in an Age of Decline

    November 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  6. Forced From Home: Doctors Without Borders Interactive Exhibition on Refugee Crisis

    November 4 @ 9:00 am - November 11 @ 6:00 pm
  7. San Antonio CROP Hunger Walk

    November 4 @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  8. Revisiting the ’68 US Commission on Civil Rights: SA Conference

    November 15 @ 6:00 pm - November 17 @ 9:00 pm
  9. Distinguished Lecture: Guerrilla Girls “Do Women Have to Be Naked to Get Into the Met Museum?

    November 15 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  10. Transgender Day of Remembrance

    November 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm