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2012 Compassion Conference: Where in the World is Compassion?

Friday, March 23 5:30pm and Saturday, March 24 at 8:30am
University of the Incarnate Word, Marian Hall Ballroom (See number 29 on the UIW map

Featured speaker Dr. John Esposito, author of “Who Speaks For Islam, What a Billion Muslims Really Think,” and other interfaith leaders discuss compassion and create relationships for the common good.

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Over the course of two days, events include discussions, exhibits, music, food, presentations, and panels. Speakers from many different faiths discuss compassion and its role in relationships and the common good. These events are shared in the context of the Carter for Compassion ( Friday evening’s exhibits, registration, and music are free and open to the public. To RSVP for a dinner that night, contact or (210) 367-2042. Cost is $20 ($10 for students) and includes lunch on Saturday.

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