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Encountering Our Common Humanity

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Encountering Our Common Humanity

Saturday, March 24 - Friday, March 29, 2024

Cost: $450

This immersion in the heart of San Francisco connects participants with people whose wellbeing is often disregarded. Immersion participants will experience what it is to grow relationships through daily engagement, discussion of current issues, and reflection. 

SCU students will be hosted by Faithful Fools Street Ministry, an organization focused on shattering myths about those living in poverty. Other organizations that the group will engage with include: Glide, Tenderloin Community Benefit District, The Healing Well, and St. Francis Living Room.

One of the activities central this immersion and to Faithful Fools Street Ministry is their Street Retreats, where participants spend the days engaged in a ministry of presence in the streets of the Tenderloin. 

  • Preparation meetings will be on:

    • Tuesday | February 13 | 5:45 - 7:15 PM
    • Tuesday | February 20 | 5:45 - 7:15 PM
    • Tuesday | February 27 | 5:45 - 7:15 PM
    • Saturday | March 2 | 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Tuesday | March 5 | 5:45 - 7:15 PM
    • Tuesday | March 12 | 5:45 - 7:15 PM

    Financial aid is available.

"A takeaway of mine was how we find our common humanity on the streets. The friendships I've made in the Tenderloin showed me how similar every human is to one another. We all have a want for companionship, have unique talents, and stories that have made us who we are today. I learned a lot about humility and how people end up where they are not by what they have done always. I would tell everyone to definitely apply and they have to experience it for themselves."

- Cambria Markezich '21