Word / Issue of the Month

You can focus your compassionate practice and action on a specific word or issue of the month.

Links to Austin groups and programs that have a focus word or issue of the month (relating to compassionate intention, practice, and action):

1.  Conversation Corps (Conversation Corps is a partnership between the City of Austin, Austin Independent School District and Capital Metro, administered by Leadership Austin)

Conversation Corps Releases Lineup of Topics for Next 6 months (May 7, 2015):  http://www.atxtalks.org/content/conversation-corps-releases-lineup-topics-next-6-months

2.  Interfaith Action of Central Texas (iACT)- The Red Bench  

The Red Bench– information on the Red Bench and how to register for the conversation of the month.

The iACT Calendar– the Red Bench conversation and word of the month are usually noted on the last Tuesday of the month of the iACT calendar.

3.  The Austin Independent School District (AISD)- Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) program 

SEL curriculum goals

During the school year, AISD schools focus on an SEL word of the month.  Check with your child’s school and find out the word of the month and help your child and family focus on that word in thought, word, and action.

Link to the Library of Congress listing of national observances and commemorative months


The guides listed on this site provide commentary and recommended resources.