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peaceCENTER
We've moved!
We're now at the Rock House at Oblate School of Theology.

Mailing address:
PO Box 791138
San Antonio, TX 78279

THIS WEEK IN PEACE & JUSTICE HISTORY

April 22: On the first Earth Day observance, an estimated 20 million participated in peaceful demonstrations of concern for the environment across the U.S. (1970)

April 24: The Easter Uprising began when between 1,000 and 1,500 members of the Irish Republican Brotherhood attempted to seize Dublin and issued the declaration of Irish independence from Britain. (1916)

April 24: 500,000 demonstrated against the Vietnam War in Washington, D.C. It was the largest-ever demonstration opposing U.S. war. (1971)

April 25: A peaceful uprising by both the army and civilians, known as the Carnation Revolution (Revolução dos Cravos), ended 48 years of fascism in Portugal. People holding red carnations urged soldiers not to resist the overthrow and many placed the flowers in the muzzles of their rifles. (1974)

April 27: The Social Security Administration began operation by making its first payment to an American protected under the law, mainly the elderly, and children who’ve lost their parents.   (1936)

COMPASSION BEADS

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.

Handy Books About Peace

 

CompassionNETCompassionNET, the community initiative to have San Antonio recognized as a world-class compassionate city, now has its own Web site and blog. sacompassionNET.org


Thursday, 8 May
COMPASSION ACTION NIGHT

Our Second Compassion Action Night! Join us at the Rock House at Oblate School of Theology, from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. Roll up your sleeves and get down to the WORK of having San Antonio recognized as a Compassionate City. Join an existing circle or form one of your own. Enter from the main gate on Oblate Drive -- we'll post signs.

Starting Wednesday, April 9: LIVING THE COMPASSIONATE LIFE BOOK STUDY. Eight Wednesdays, April 9 through May 28 11am - 1 pm at the Rock House, Oblate School of Theology
Come join an eight-week study group on Living a Compassionate Life. Bring to consciousness and practice new ways of seeing and being that can become a dynamic positive force for change not only in ourselves but also in the world around us. We will be studying Karen Armstrong’s book, Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life. Each session will begin with a different contemplative practice and end with a reflection on a paradox. Facilitators: Rosalyn F. Collier and Karen Ball. (Bring a sack lunch if you so desire!)  $55 for the series, or $10 per week.  To register: 210-341-1366X212 (Brenda), or www.ost.edu

Sunday, April 27, 2014
3rd annual Walk Against Genocide

At the Jewish Community Center, 12500 N.W. Military. Organizations working on conflict resolution, peace-building and genocide awareness/prevention will have tables where Walk participants can educate themselves and learn how to get involved. Funds raised support the San Antonio Coalition Against Genocide. [MAP]

Saturday, June 21, 2014
World Refugee Day

Compassionate San Antonio will be at the World Refugee Day Celebration, 9 am – 2 pm, at St. Francis Episcopal Church, 4242 Bluemel Rd. Come and meet our newest San Antonians from all over the world, eat great food, and sign the Charter for Compassion!

 



Focused on the vision of God's peace, the interfaith peaceCENTER supports the learning
of peace in our lives and the demonstration of peace within our community.
The peaceCENTER is a 501(c)((3)) non-profit organization.