Add your design to a Waterfall of Solidarity and Resistance
The World Council of Churches (WCC) is inviting communities and individuals across the world to contribute to a large tapestry exhibit that will become a global statement of solidarity for a world without violence.
The “Waterfall of Solidarity and Resistance” tapestry is a project of the global Thursdays in Black movement against the rape and sexual violence.
As we mark the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, Uniting Church Thursdays in Black Ambassadors, President Rev Sharon Hollis and Assembly General Secretary Colleen Geyer invited Uniting Church members to contribute to the tapestry.
Designed to be “a waterfall of messages and images from around the world” the tapestry will be displayed at the World Council of Churches Assembly from 31 August-8 September 2022 in Geneva, and at other prominent locations later in the year.
Rev Hollis encouraged Uniting Church members to contribute a quilt piece.
“You might be someone who regularly quilts, or someone who is doing it for the first time – whatever your skills, I encourage you to have a go and make a panel for the quilt as an offer of prayer, reflection or comment in creative form.”
“I am looking forward to seeing the quilt when I attend the WCC General Assembly and will be keeping an eye out for pieces from Australia in the global witness against gender-based violence.”
Individuals and groups can prepare square cloth panels (30cm x 30cm) with images and messages that reflect your hope and commitment to overcome gender-based abuse and violence.
The artwork might lift up an individual who has made you most aware of the issues, or a scripture passage, or a picture or image that to you means a journey for healing or solidarity.
The panels can be sent to or dropped into the Assembly office in Sydney. They will then be sent together to the WCC.
Post by 1 June 2022 to PO Box A2266 Sydney South NSW 1235
Find out more here:https://www.oikoumene.org/what-we-do/thursdays-in-black#global-exhibit
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