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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.

Happy Birthday To . .  Dale & Bruce

Happy Birthday To . . Dale & Bruce

November, 24 1888 Dale Carnagie "If you want to gather honey, don't kick over the beehive." November 24, 1946 Bruce Bueno de Mesquita "There is an interesting interplay between power corrupting and corruption empowering. The causality does not go one way."

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Poem: “Traveler, There is no Road,” by Antonio Machado

Poem: “Traveler, There is no Road,” by Antonio Machado

Traveler, your footprints are the only road, nothing else. Traveler, there is no road; you make your own path as you walk. As you walk, you make your own road, and when you look back you see the path you will never travel again. Traveler, there is no road; only a...

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The Priest’s Successor

The Priest’s Successor

There was once a famous temple, high up in the hills of Assam. The priest of this temple was widely respected and known to be a great scholar. When he grew very old, he started searching for a younger priest who could take charge of the temple after his death. But,...

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Happy Birthday To . . . George & Andre

Happy Birthday To . . . George & Andre

November 22, 1857 George Gissing "It is because nations tend towards stupidity and baseness that mankind moves so slowly; it is because individuals have a capacity for better things that it moves at all." November 22, 1869 Andre Gide "One does not discover new lands...

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Poem: “Sermons We See,” by Edgar A Guest

Poem: “Sermons We See,” by Edgar A Guest

I'd rather see a sermon Than hear one any day; I'd rather one should walk with me Than merely tell the way. The eye's a better pupil And more willing than the ear, Fine counsel is confusing, But example's always clear. And the best of all the preachers Are the men who...

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Happy Birthday To . . . François-Marie & Marlo

Happy Birthday To . . . François-Marie & Marlo

November 21, 1694 Voltaire "Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." November 21, 1937 Marlo Thomas "My father said there were two kinds of people in the world: givers and takers. The takers may eat better, but the givers sleep...

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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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Interfaith Calendar: October, 2022

October 4: St Francis Day / Blessing of the Animals – Christian
October 4: Navaratri Ends – Hindu
October 5: Yom Kippur – Judaism
October 6: St. Thomas Day – Orthodox Christian
October 7: Mawlid an-Nabi – Islam
October 10: Sukkot begins – Judaism
October 16: Sukkot ends – Judaism
October 17: Shemini Atzeret – Judaism
October 18: St. Luke, Apostle & Evangelist – Christian
October 18: Simchat Torah – Judaism
October 20: Installation of Scriptures as Guru Granth – Sikh
October 24: Diwali (Deepavali) –Hindu
October 25: Vikram New Year –Hindu
October 26: Birth of the Bab  – Baha’i
October 26: Rosh Hashanah begins – Judaism
October 27: Birth of Baha’u’llah  – Baha’i
October 27: Rosh Hashanah ends – Judaism
October 28: Milvian Bridge Day – Christian
October 31: All Hallows Eve – Christian
October 31: Reformation Day – Protestant Christian
October 31: Samhain – Wicca/Neo Pagan
October 31: Deep Diwali – Jain

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