Prayer Banners
2003 - ongoing

Prayer Banner: REPENT/MERCY/GLORY is a communal mourning project concerning the war in Iraq.

The names of American and Allied soldiers and Iraqi civilians who have died in the war are hand stitched on coffin shaped fragments of red clothing and appliquéd onto a blue blanket to spell the word REPENT. There are two more banners currently in progress, MERCY and GLORY.

Made by members of faith and social justice communities at churches, in homes, art galleries, schools and sites of protest. The banner serves as a civic vehicle for communal mourning. Each stitch is made as an act of prayer and petition for personal and social change.
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