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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

Mayor Nirenberg has kicked off the
COMPASSIONATE SAN ANTONIAN
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.

Mayor Nirenberg has kicked off the
COMPASSIONATE SAN ANTONIAN
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.

Mayor Nirenberg has kicked off the
COMPASSIONATE SAN ANTONIAN
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 City of San Antonio is standing up against domestic violence as it launched its new month-long campaign “Love Is…” on October 2, 2019.

If you or someone you know needs help, resources can be found dialing 211 or CLICK HERE.

The City will also launch a 5-year comprehensive plan to end abuse later this month with a new commission involving six areas – judiciary, persecution, health care, non profits, community law enforcement and education.

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.

Fable: The Drowning Boy

Fable: The Drowning Boy

A boy had gone down to the river to bathe but because he didn't know how to swim, he was in danger of drowning. The boy then saw a man walking by and called to him for help. As the man was pulling the boy out of the water, he said, 'If you don't know how to swim, why...

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Poem: “The Cold Within,” by James Patrick Kinney

Poem: “The Cold Within,” by James Patrick Kinney

Six humans trapped by happenstance In bleak and bitter cold. Each one possessed a stick of wood Or so the story’s told. Their dying fire in need of logs The first man held his back For of the faces round the fire He noticed one was black. The next man looking ‘cross...

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Happy Birthday To . . . Frances & Madeleine

Happy Birthday To . . . Frances & Madeleine

September 28, 1839 Frances E. Willard "This seems to be the law of progress in everything we do; it moves along a spiral rather than a perpendicular; we seem to be actually going out of the way, and yet it turns out that we were really moving upward all the time."...

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Fable: The Fisherman and His Net

Fable: The Fisherman and His Net

A FISHERMAN, engaged in his calling, made a very successful cast and captured a great haul of fish. He managed by a skillful handling of his net to retain all the large fish and to draw them to the shore; but he could not prevent the smaller fish from falling back...

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Happy Birthday To . . . Horace & John

Happy Birthday To . . . Horace & John

September 24, 1717 Horace Walpole "Justice is rather the activity of truth, than a virtue in itself. Truth tells us what is due to others, and justice renders that due. Injustice is acting a lie." September 24, 1775 John Marshall "To listen well is as powerful a means...

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Interfaith Calendar, September, 2019

September 1: Ecclesiastical year begins – Orthodox Christian
September 1: Hijra – New Year – Islam
September 3: Paryushana Parva – Jain
September 8: Nativity of Virgin Mary – Christian
September 10: Ashura – Islam
September 14: Elevation of the Life Giving Cross (Holy Cross) – Christian
September 23: Equinox – Wicca
September 27: Meskel – Ethiopian Orthodox Christian
September 29: Michael and All Angels – Christian
September 30-October 1: Rosh Hashanah – Jewish

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