From the Zendo to the Streets
by Jackie Hider
Jackie Hider is a long-time Faithful Fool. She came to know the Fools through her study of Street Chaplaincy at Upaya Zen Center in Arizona. In this paper, her final thesis for the program, she explores the life and role of chaplains among people on the streets. She explores questions like How does a person become a street chaplain? What does a street chaplain do, and what lessons can we, as chaplains, learn from working in the homeless community?