Faithful

Fools

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We discover

on the streets

Our Common Humanity

WE ARE GRATEFUL FOR YOUR SUPPORT.
IF YOU HAVE A MOMENT, PLEASE READ
OUR ANNUAL LETTER
OF GRATITUDE FOR YOUR KINDNESS.
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"I don't believe in charity. I believe in solidarity. Charity is so vertical. It goes from the top to the bottom. Solidarity is horizontal. It respects the other person. I have a lot to learn from other people."

Eduardo Galeano

(1940-2015)

journalist, writer, historian.

Our work is inspired by the many people who have set aside charity to more deeply explore what it means to grow relationships of commitment and solidarity. 

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Faithful Fools

Purpose

Faithful Fools intends to foster awareness and analysis of deteriorating social conditions in the

United States and the world at large, seen from the level of the streets, and to facilitate individual and collective responses thereto.

Fools Fables

Fools Fables is our annual magazine. We've published one most years (sometimes two in our early days) for more than two decades. 

As a live-work community, our Fools Fables is one way we have to show you what our work is and how we live in community. 

We hope you enjoy reading them.

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Advocacy

"If you have come here to help me, don't waste your time. But if your liberation and well-being are bound up with mine, let us work together."

This is our guiding principle as we collaborate with our neighbors to bring about a more just society.

Recently, Fools advocacy informed an SF Chronicle article on the overcrowding of Tenderloin streets.

WHAT WE DO
Street Retreats

The streets as our retreat center

We look forward to resuming street retreats when Shelter in Place Orders are lifted.

Feel free to contact us for more information.

Our Programs

For the duration of the 

COVID19 Shelter in Place

Order

We have suspended all of our in-person programs

Our latest News

Each month we publish news 

about our regular and special events, community activities, and the people we know.

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We are called to a ministry of presence that acknowledges each human's incredible worth.

 

Aware of our judgments, we seek to meet people where they are through the arts, education, advocacy, and accompaniment.

 

We participate in shattering myths about those living in poverty, seeing the light, courage, intelligence, strength, and creativity of the people we encounter.

 

We discover on the streets our common humanity through which celebration, community, and healing occur.