Browse Stories in Compassion

Written by Jason Gil on Apr 11 2018 - 3:04pm
To see and feel the anguish of a Syrian child refugee, look no further than the Portraits of Compassion exhibit on the walls of the banquet hall at San Antonio’s Trinity Baptist Church, on view until the end of April 2018. The painting, titled “...the least of these...,” is a hauntingly poignant portrait of a Syrian child. His eyes beseech us, in their sad determined gaze, to seek our humanity, wondering what went wrong.
Written by SUIVES on Aug 29 2015 - 9:45am
Dr. Raymond Barfield will read from his new book, The Book of Colors.  He will then participate in a panel discussion with Dr. Craig Hurwitz, Pediatric Palliative Care Physician at Dell Children’s Hospital; Edwin Sasek with ABODE; Ann Helmke with the San Antonio peaceCenter. The panel will explore the importance of compassion in the end of life conversation. The panel will also explore the power of the arts to engage communities in difficult, taboo topics. There will be a Q&A after the discussion.
Written by SUIVES on Jul 29 2015 - 10:02am
In a wisdom conversation, we eavesdrop on an intimate "livingroom conversation" held among the San Antonio Peace Laureates. Their task is to model a compassionate conversation that promotes healing, shares and acknowledges stories and leads to transformation of self and society. Our task is to listen deeply, to learn, to practice the model in small groups and to share what we've learned in our homes, schools, faith organizations  and workplaces.
Written by SUIVES on Nov 30 2014 - 12:19pm
Peace is Our Birthright On the peaceCENTER’s 20th anniversary, as we explore how peace is passed down through the generations, we encourage you to bring a young person to the ceremony to celebrate their birthright — of PEACE! Introduction of the 2015 San Antonio Peace Laureate. Music by the San Antonio Vocal Arts Ensemble (SAVAE)
Written by SUIVES on Nov 11 2014 - 3:05pm
Mobile Loaves and Fishes, a social outreach ministry that empowers communities into a lifestyle of service with the homeless, invite you to attend a Fall Gathering.
Written by dduesterhoeft on Oct 29 2014 - 11:27pm
Co-Sponsored by the First Unitarian Universalist Green Sanctuary Team, San Antonio Interfaith Power & Light, and Compassionate San Antonio. Ms. Wamalwa is the founder and program director of Women in Water and Natural Resources Conservation (WE-CAN) in Kakamega, Kenya. She is in the US for four months with the Community Solutions Program of the US Department of State, in partnership with IREX, to work with the Greater Edwards Aquifer Alliance (GEAA) on local issues of water quality and conservation and to mitigate non-point sources of water pollution.
Written by SUIVES on Aug 25 2014 - 2:00pm
As my husband and I headed back home to San Antonio from a wedding in St. Paul,  I insisted we stop at the Brown v Board of Education historic site in Little Rock, Arkansas at Central High School. And then, in Indianapolis, dear Indianapolis -- where we had both been separately stationed at an Army school at Ft. Ben Harrison, in Nap-town, Indian-no-place - we made a pilgrimage to Broadway and 17th Street to pay tribute to Bobby Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr..
Written by SUIVES on Apr 8 2014 - 11:23am
Thursday, April 10th from 6:30-8:00 PM at the Rock House, Oblate School of Theology It's time to roll up your sleeves & pitch in on the work of having San Antonio recognized as a Compassionate City! We're using OPEN SPACE, so you can join an existing WORKING GROUP or form one of your own. Want to help us approach CITY COUNCIL & the Mayor? Interested in  SOCIAL JUSTICE or the ENVIRONMENT?  Can you work at a PILGRIMAGE event?  Lead a BOOK STUDY? Intrigued by the COMPASSIONATE TABLE?  THERE'S WORK FOR EVERYONE!
Written by Don Arispe on Aug 8 2013 - 3:10pm
Course Instructor: Dr. Michael Lindquist Certified Compassion Fatigue Educator Member: Green Cross Academy of Traumatology Doctorate in Practical Ministry 35 years in faith-based practice; Ordained Minister Author, Investor, Philanthropist