Fool's Mission

Mission Offering for January: Fools Mission

Fool's MissionFools Mission is a consciousness-raising ministry of multiculturalism and supportive companionship. Since 2012, Fools Mission has embraced the Way of the Fool—the archetypal trickster figure who disrupts rigid or decaying cultures through art, humor, and radical compassion. Governed by an egalitarian circle of covenanted fools, Fools Mission deliberately builds community among people who have access to wealth and privilege and those who do not. Through witness, accompaniment, education, and advocacy, Fools Mission cultivates empathy and friendship across socially-constructed boundaries of identity, such as class, race, language, immigration status, culture, gender, sexual preference, or educational achievement. Fools Mission creates expressive arts programs that expand emotional range, give expression to untold stories, and offer an antidote to depression, apathy, cynicism, and despair. Fools practice a life of service wherever they encounter bureaucracy—such as applications for public benefits, medical appointments, or court hearings. As fools are often overheard to say: “It’s a good day to be a fool.”

Fools recognize that most of our ideas about property, crime, “good and evil” and justice are based on assumptions about how the world is divided up. We challenge some of those assumptions when we see people suffer from injustice and advocate for fair treatment.

OUR GOAL is $1000.00

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We are a progressive Baptist Church affiliated with the American Baptist Churches, USA. We have been in Palo Alto since 1893. We celebrate our Baptist heritage. We affirm the historic Baptist tenets of: Bible Freedom, Soul Freedom, Church Freedom, Religious Freedom

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