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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.

CONTINUE: a poem, by Maya Angelou

CONTINUE: a poem, by Maya Angelou

My wish for you Is that you continue          Continue To be who and how you are To astonish a mean world With your acts of kindness          Continue To allow humor to lighten the burden Of your tender heart          Continue In a society dark with cruelty To let the...

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Happy Birthday To . .  Harry & Roger

Happy Birthday To . . Harry & Roger

May 24, 1878 Harry Emerson Fosdick "He who chooses the beginning of the road chooses the place it leads to. It is the means that determines the end." May 24, 1928 Roger Caras "There are only three sins - causing pain, causing fear, and causing anguish."

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The Wooden Bowl

The Wooden Bowl

There once was a grandpa who lived with his family. As Grandpa grew older, he began to slobber and spill his food. So the family had him eat alone. When he dropped his bowl and broke it, they scolded him and got him a cheap wooden bowl. Grandpa was so unhappy. Now one...

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Happy Birthday to . . . Tom & Margaret

Happy Birthday to . . . Tom & Margaret

May 23, 1799 Thomas Hood "Some minds improve by travel, others, rather, resemble copper wire, or brass, which get the narrower by going farther." May 23, 1810 Margaret Fuller "If you have knowledge, let others light their candles in it."

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Poem: “One Morning,” by Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer

Poem: “One Morning,” by Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer

One morning we will wake up and forget to build that wall we’ve been building, the one between us the one we’ve been building for years, perhaps out of some sense of right and boundary, perhaps out of habit. One morning we will wake up and let our empty hands hang...

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Happy Birthday To . .  Betty & Coleman

Happy Birthday To . . Betty & Coleman

May 22, 1943 Betty Williams "We believe in taking down the barriers, but we also believe in the most energetic reconciliation among peoples by getting them to know each other, talk each other's languages, understand each other's fears and beliefs, getting to know each...

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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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Find out more about the 2020 Compassionate Institute and the more than 150 compassionate fellows who are on a year-long journey to bring more compassion to our schools.

Interfaith Calendar: April, 2022

April 2: Hindi New Year – Hindu
April 2: Ramayana Begins – Hindu
April 3: Ramadan begins – Islam
April 8: Farvardingan – Zoroastrian
April 10: Ramanavami – Hindu
April 10: Palm Sunday – Christian
April 14: Baisakhi (Vaisakhi) – Sikh
April 14: Mahavir Swami Jayanti – Jain
April 14: Maundy Thursday – Christian
April 15: Good Friday – Christian
April 16: Theravadin New Year  – Buddhism
April 16: Hanuman Jayanti – Hindu
April 16: Lazarus Saturday – Orthodox Christian
April 16: Pesach (Passover) Begins – Judaism
April 17: Easter  – Christian
April 17: Palm Sunday – Orthodox Christian
April 21: First Day of Ridvan – Baha’i
April 22: Holy Friday – Orthodox Christian
April 23: St. George’s Day – Christian
April 23: Pesach (Passover) ends – Judaism
April 24: Easter (Pascha) – Orthodox Christian
April 25: St. Mark, Apostle and Evangelist – Christian
April 28: Yom HaShoah – Judaism
April 29: Ninth Day of Ridvan – Baha’i
April 30: St. James the Great Day – Orthodox Christian

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