COMPASSION BEADS ARE HERE!!!!
It starts with Compassion and ends with Love: Compassion, Dignity, Equinimity, Forgiveness, Gratitude, Humility, Integrity, Justice, Kindness and Love. Capped off with a golden bead symbolizing the Golden Rule: Treat Others as you wish to be treated yourself. Watch our video about the meaning of Compassion Beads and order from our ETSY Store.
We've started a BLOG for CompassionNET, the peaceCENTER initiative to have San Antonio recognized as a compassionate city. Visit it for information about upcoming events in the Pilgrimage of Compassion, photos and videos of past events -- and news in general. You'll find it at sacompassionnet.blogspot.com.
Sunday, May 19: 6:30-9 pm, Compassionate Learning: Education Under Fire, at the Baha’i Center, 735 W. Magnolia Ave., 6:30-9pm. Baha’is and Muslims in Iran have risked their lives helping Baha’i student continue their educations—the government has raided their meeting places, confiscated their equipment, and imprisoned their teachers. The San Antonio Baha’i community has helped. View a short film co-produced by Amnesty International, meet students and teachers and learn about Baha’i teachings about compassion. Enjoy music & food. Free and open to the public. This is part of the peaceCENTER's Pilgrimage of Compassion.
Other upcoming events
The Rotary Foundation is now accepting applications for the world-competitive Rotary Peace Fellowship. For more info, www.rotary.org/rotarycenters. All applications are due 1 July 2013.
Every Thursday since 2001: Peace Vigil, 4pm-5pm @ intersection of Flores & Commerce.
May 11: Don't forget to vote in the San Antonio City Council election! Early voting begins April 29.
June 15: World Refugee Day celebration at St. Francis Episcopal Church on Bluemel. 10-1:30, free & open to the public. We'll be there with the CompassionNET banner so YOU can sign the Charter for Compassion! DOWNLOAD THE POSTER
Saturday, June 22, 8:30-10:30 am
LABYRINTH OF COMPASSION:
Walk the labyrinth at Episcopal Church of the Reconciliation, 8900 Starcrest. Labyrinths have been around for over 4,000 years and are found in many religious traditions. Today, labyrinths are used for reflection, meditation, prayer and comfort. Information will be available about Abode, which provides compassionate care for dying persons by their loved ones and hospice and serves as a community education center that honors death and dying as a natural rhythm of life. This is part of the peaceCENTER's Pilgrimage of Compassion.
Thursday, July 25, 7:00 pm: COMPASSIONATE POTLUCK:
Celebrating our diversity at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 5955 FM 78, San Antonio, TX 78244. (210) 452-3206. Bring a vegetarian food dish that celebrates your faith or ethnic heritage and the recipe to share with everyone; bring info on a community garden, farmer’s market, a cookbook, or a restaurant that provides healthy, diverse foods and a non-perishable food item for the Food Bank. The recipes and information will be combined into an “Compassionate Food Folder” for people to share. Lord of Life will provide utensils, plates & beverages. This is part of the peaceCENTER's Pilgrimage of Compassion.