Sacred histories have often been used as a means of suppression. Religious institutions are particularly prone to create narratives that reinforce their traditions often with little regard for context or consequences. The Badè Museum of Biblical Archeology flips this equation using the ancient past to excavate contemporary critical views of gender roles, religious patriarchy, colonization and scholarship.
The museum and its staff are focused on bringing attention to the people that have been historically marginalized by institutions through programming, online and in-person exhibitions, and lectures.
Founded at Pacific School of Religion in 1923 the Badè is committed to bringing lessons from the ancient past to those fighting for justice, equity, equality, and inclusion today—unafraid.