Monthly Archives: July 2013

A Signature Friend: Always With Us

After seasons of declining health, a friend recently passed his final days in a cocoon of compassion among family and friends at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. Instead of sharing his pain and suffering with others, Bob Verdinek mirrored … Continue reading

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A Sacramental Offering of Food at Messiah Moravian Church

For years the folks at Messiah Moravian have done what most churches do in answer to the hunger needs in our community. We held periodic food drives when the helping agencies in Winston-Salem asked for specific food items. We responded … Continue reading

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Compassionate City? We Are Not There Yet

  Bill Leonard, the founding dean of the School of Divinity at Wake Forest University and a leader in Baptist circles for many years, shares this thought with Compassionate Winston-Salem:   “My name is already on this list (as a … Continue reading

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North Carolina’s First “City of Compassion”

Interfaith Winston-Salem’s efforts to have the City of Winston-Salem join the International Compassionate Cities movement are accelerating.  Following unanimous approval on July 9 by the Community Development/Housing/General Government Committee to affirm the Charter for Compassion, the full city council heartily … Continue reading

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Three Moms Create a Diaper Solution

In the summer of 2010, Nicole Dupuis took a job as a health educator for a local county health department in North Carolina. Very quickly she learned that many families struggling with economic hardship were often unable to afford diapers … Continue reading

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Compassionate Winston-Salem Receives Grant

 Compassionate Winston-Salem has been awarded a grant by the Adam Foundation to promote the Charter for Compassion in Winston-Salem.  The grant will be used to purchase marketing materials             In part, the charter says:  “Compassion impels us to work tirelessly … Continue reading

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Spreading Compassion Across the City

You may have heard about something called Compassionate Winston-Salem.  But possibly not. Although there have been meetings with Mayor Allen Joines, city council members and other community leaders, the idea is still emerging. Locally, Compassionate Winston-Salem originated with Interfaith Winston-Salem, … Continue reading

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Ramadan Is a Time of Compassion in Action

(This article appeared in the Winston-Salem Journal during Ramadan in 2013.  As Ramadan approaches, this is a good time to reflect on what his holy time means to our Muslim neighbors and the contributions they make to a Compassionate Winston-Salem.) … Continue reading

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