The centerpiece of Compassionate San Antonio in 2013 was the Pilgrimage of Compassion. Twenty-three organizations from all over the city hosted events and invited the public to learn about how they live in compassion in the Heart of Texas. We estimate that at least 3,000 people were exposed to Compassionate San Antonio and signed our 6’x3′ vinyl banner affirming the Charter for Compassion.

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January: Blessing of the Peacemakers
February: Panel discussion, Oblate School of Theology
March: Incarnating Compassion Workshop at University of the Incarnate Word
April: 2nd Annual Walk Against Genocide
April: Meal & tri-faith dialog at the Dialog Center of the Southwest
April: Compassionate Hospitality in the Asian Traditions at the SoL Center
May: Education Under Fire documentary & Discussion with the Baha’i community
June: World Refugee Day
June: Labyrinth walk hosted by Abode Contemplative Care for the Dying at Episcopal Church of the Reconciliation
July: Celebrating the Dalai Lama’s birthday with a Tibetan tailgate party at the Japanese Sunken Gardens
August: Meditation on compassion with Lama Dudjom Dorjee at the Buddhist Center
September: St. Francis & the Sultan, film, food, prayer & conversation at St. Francis Catholic Church & the Muslim Children Education and Civic Center
September: Sukkah of Understanding & Compassion
October: Compassion summit on domestic violence with Awaaz
October: Solidarity Sunday hosted by DIGNITY/SA at Beacon Hill Presbyterian Church
October: How do we feed each other? Interfaith potluck and discussion at Lord of Life Lutheran Church
October: Compassion and Neuroscience lecture by Dr. James Doty of CCARE, Stanford University, at Trinity University, co-hosted by the Ecumenical Center for Religion and Health
November: Rahma: Diving into the Sufi ocean of compassion at Viva! Books
November: Compassionate Coffehouse, hosted by Celebration Circle
November: A Pearl of Great Price, celebrating the life of Dorothy Day at the Catholic Worker House
December: Peace & Compassion hosted by Back Yard Film Festival and Highwire Arts
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