on the streets
Our Common Humanity
"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."
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.
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 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.
"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
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.
For the duration of the
COVID19 Shelter in Place
We have suspended all of our in-person programs
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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.