CompassionNET, the community initiative to have San Antonio recognized as a world-class compassionate city, now has its own Web site and blog. sacompassionNET.org
Nelson Mandela, 1918-2013
“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion . . . People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.”
Saturday Dec. 14: Peace is Possible - 4 short films of Prem Rawat, 7-9 pm
at High Wire Arts Gallery, 326 W. Josephine. Hosted by Backyard Film Festival in partnership with High Wire Arts and the peaceCENTER. Chance to network with other peacemakers after the films. Free and open to the public. Pilgrimage stop #22. [MAP]
Sunday, December 15: Memorial and celebration of the life of Nelson Mandela, 2 pm at Mt. Zion First Baptist Church, 333 Martin Luther King Drive. [MAP]
Saturday, December 21: The 7th Annual Homeless Persons’ Memorial Candlelight Service starts at 7 p.m. on the longest night of the year in Milam Park at 500 W. Commerce. All are welcome. [MAP]
Saturday, January 4: Epiphany of Compassion and Sweets, 6 to 8 PM at St Anthony de Padua Catholic Church, 102 Lorenz. Bring your own stories of Epiphanies of Compassion and a pot luck festive dessert from your faith tradition to share. Title the dessert and give a one sentence explanation of what it represents to you. Invite your friends and family for this celebration of personal stories of compassion right here in San Antonio. Pilgrimage stop #23. [MAP]
Other upcoming events
January 20: Annual MLK March 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, starting at MLK Academy at 3500 MLK Drive to Pittman-Sullivan Park at 1101 Iowa St.
Sunday, January 26: 9th annual Blessing of the Peacemakers. Mark your calendars!
February 18-20: The St. Mary's President's Peace Commission will examine inequalities in the criminal justice system. Events are free and open to the public.
March 29: Cesar Chavez March, 10 am. Meet at Avenida Guadalupe and march to the Alamo.