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Compassionate San Antonio is a grassroots movement that promotes, supports, and celebrates San Antonio’s commitment to being 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.
On the 22nd day of June, 2017, Mayor Ron Nirenberg PASSED AND APPROVED the Compassionate San Antonio Resolution which you can read here.
In this video, The Charter for Compassion is read aloud by students of the Boston University's Howard Thurman Center for Common Ground:
Investing in the Charter is investing in a transformation where compassion is the new norm. Investing can mean many things—sharing your stories, expertise, time, and talents, and when possible, giving financially."
Charter for Compassion is the international organization that launched the Compassionate City movement after Karen Armstrong's TED Talk went viral. The result of her TED talk was the creation of the Charter for Compassion or La Carta de la Compasión by leading global theologians and philosophers. It has been affirmed and acted on by millions worldwide.
Anyone can affirm and sign the Charter.
2022 Compassion Institute
Community Resource Directory
At The Intersection
At The Intersection is a weekly call by the Faith-Based Initiative of Compassionate San Antonio. It is held every Thursday 8:00 AM to 8:30 AM featuring a compassionate organization or program that benefits our city. The call starts with announcements followed by a briefing and a short Q&A. Email email@example.com for Live Zoom details.
April 14, 2022: Migration Update in San Antonio - Tino Gallego, City of San Antonio
As you all know San Antonio is currently experiencing a significant surge in terms of migration. 3-4Xs the size of the 2019 influx. Our City needs Our Help. Yesterday. Today, and it looks like into many tomorrows.
Feb 17, 2022: LiftFund - Janie Barrera, President and CEO
We provide loans and resources to budding and established business owners. Our clients are diverse, minority owned, women owned, veteran owned, and come from all walks of life. We provide loan solutions that include SBA micro-loans, SBA 504 Loans and the SBA Community Advantage.
Pre-Recorded Zoom Presentation
"Between the allied forces of white flight, historical redlining, the Federal Highway Program, exclusionary zoning, and the mortgage interest deduction, we have created such a finely gradated system of segregation and inequality of wealth-building opportunity that any longtime San Antonio resident can likely tell you how much someone makes by what neighborhood they live in."
Minding the Gap: A conversation on Economic Segregation in San Antonio