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 Jason Gil on Apr 11 2018 - 3:04pm
Written by jreye003 on Feb 8 2018 - 4:51am
The United States has been embroiled in continuous open warfare in numerous countries for nearly 20 years. There's no real conversation by our leaders to end them; more talk is dedicated in expanding them. This very real and dangerous fact is often met with indifference by the public, and more often than not absent from our national discourse. So normalized are these wars that it has become an afterthought and very little critical thinking is put to them.
Written by gsbaird on Jun 18 2014 - 9:26am
Last month, our news media reported that at least 40 veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces had died while waiting for health care at the Phoenix, Arizona Veterans Health Administration facilities. An audit released last week showed that more than 57,000 veterans have had to wait at least three months for initial appointments.
Written by Rudy Arispe on Apr 16 2014 - 8:56am
On the morning of April 7, 1994, Rwanda native Alex-Marie Secondaire was leaving Mass and headed toward his parents’ home, when he saw a barricade had been set up along a road and hundreds of people were being stopped by government soldiers and police.
Written by Heather DiMasi on May 29 2010 - 1:21pm
We added more of your pictures to this slideshow, showing how San Antonians honored service men and women on Memorial Day.The slideshow begins when hundreds of Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts from the San Antonio area descended upon Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery to place flags on more than 100,000 graves of service men and women and their families buried there.
Written by David McLemore on May 29 2010 - 12:00am
It's another Memorial Day and the veterans gather as they do most days, to remember the fallen. They meet at the old white, two-story house with the Corinthian columns and the wrap-around porch that sits on a curved bank above the San Antonio River. This is home ground of Veterans of Foreign War Post 76, founded in 1917 and the oldest VFW post in Texas. Here, the veterans gather. They joke, tell war stories and remember.