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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

A Year-long campaign

Do unto others. All others.

Be part of the San Antonio movement that claims the Golden Rule as our guiding light. We believe that in putting ourselves in the shoes of others we discover that we’re more alike than we are different. Our children’s future depends on us. Live golden today for a golden future!

Big Give May 4, 2017

HUMAN NEEDS ARE BASICS

As a Compassionate City, we continue to serve those San Antonians most in need while experiencing the recent influx of migrants transitioning through San Antonio and onto other places across the U.S. These BASICS are needed today and every day in SA: Hygiene kits. See...

Urgent Action Alert: Needs update for migrants transitioning through SA

These families are in the country legally and passing through our city as they make their way to various destinations around the U.S. The City of San Antonio Resource Center is a small space activated in partnership with other nonprofits to provide basic human...

UPDATE: Influx of Immigrants Continues

The influx of immigrant families continues today and this week. Please only donate these SPECIFIC, URGENT needs: Underwear. All sizes. All new. Blankets. New. Twin size. No comforters, please. Shoelaces. New and in adult lengths. Shoes for children ages 6-17 in ALL...

Influx of Immigrants Creates Sudden, Urgent Need

An influx of immigrant children and parents have arrived over the past two nights in San Antonio, with more expected tonight and throughout the week, creating a HUGE need for supplies and clothing. Here are the SPECIFIC, URGENT needs: Donations by gift cards also...

The City of San Antonio is launching a sweeping campaign across our geography and it’s GOLDEN.

APRIL 5, 2019 International Golden Rule Day The Golden Rule, aka. the Ethic of Reciprocity. The most common rule found in all world religions. Common Rule. Common Denominator. Common Ground for a Common Humanity. The City of San Antonio is taking this seriously by...

SA Food Bank Urgently Seeking Mobile Apple Corps Volunteers for MealConnect

The San Antonio Food Bank Mobile Apple Corps works to eliminate food waste by rescuing meals from food industry partners directly to clients at the press of a button with your help.

Souper Bowl of Caring – Share your Excitement

Host your own Souper Bowl of Caring this year.Check the list of the 12 most wanted items are for food pantries.When you are out shopping for the big game festivities, pick up a few (or all) of the items on the list and drop them off at a congregation,...

Urgent SA Response List

The Urgent SA Response List is maintained by the City of San Antonio Faith-Based Initiative to alert volunteers to urgent human needs or services that will benefit from a concerted and well-informed effort. Text Compassion to 55000 to sign up.

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.

“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.

 

Poem: “Instructions on Not Giving Up,” by Ada Limón

More than the fuchsia funnels breaking out of the crabapple tree, more than the neighbor's almost obscene display of cherry limbs shoving their cotton candy-colored blossoms to the slate sky of Spring rains, it's the greening of the trees that really gets to me. When...

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Happy Birthday To . . . Jacob & Pete

May 3, 1849 Jacob Riis "I'd look at one of my stonecutters hammering away at the rock, perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet, at the hundred and first blow it would split in two, and I knew it was not that blow that did it, but all that...

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Poem: “It May Not Comfort You,” by Robert Francis

It May Not Comfort You It may not comfort you to know— But if the time should ever come When lily and delphinium Are trampled to their doom And only weeds are left to grow— (Where has the gardener gone? And who will mow the lawn?) It may be comfort in your need To...

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Poem: “True or False,” by John Ciardi

Real emeralds are worth more than synthetics but the only way to tell one from the other is to heat them to a stated temperature, then tap. When it’s done properly the real one shatters. I have no emeralds. I was told this about them by a woman who said someone had...

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Happy Birthday To . . . Nell & Terry

April 28, 1926 Nell Harper Lee "Real courage is when you know you're licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what." April 28, 1948 Terry Pratchett "It's not worth doing something unless you were doing something that someone,...

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Poem: “Ethics,” by Linda Pastan

In ethics class so many years ago our teacher asked this question every fall: if there were a fire in a museum which would you save, a Rembrandt painting or an old woman who hadn’t many years left anyhow? Restless on hard chairs caring little for pictures or old age...

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April 2019 Interfaith Calendar

April 3: Laylat al Miraj  – Islam
April 8: Vesak (Buddha Day) – Buddhist
April 9: Mahavir Jayanti Jain
April 13-14: Ram Navami – Hinduism
April 14: Baisakhi (Vaisakhi) – Sikh
April 14: Palm Sunday – Christian
April 17: Orthodox Sunday – Orthodox Christian
April 18: Maundy Thursday – Christian
April 19-21: Theravadin New Year  – Buddhist
April 19: Good FridayChristian
April 20-27PesachJewish
April 20: Lazarus Saturday – Orthodox Christian
April 21: Easter Christian
April 21: First Day of Ridvan  – Baha’i
April 21: Lailat al Bara’ah  – Islam
April 21: Palm Sunday – Orthodox Christian
April 22: St. George’s Day – Christian
April 26: Holy FridayOrthodox Christian
April 28: Pascha – Easter – Orthodox Christian
April 29: Ninth Day of Ridvan – Baha’i
April 30: St. James the Great Day – Orthodox Christian

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