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Learn about the origins of Prayer Shawl Ministry, which was created in 1998 by Janet Severi Bristow and Victoria Galo, two graduates of the 1997 Women's Leadership Institute at The Hartford Seminary in Hartford, Connecticut. This ministry combines the love of knitting or crocheting and a spiritual practice of reaching out to those in need of comfort and solace, as well as in celebration and joy. Blessings are prayed into every stitch.

Read two other stories of Shawl Ministry, one from the Unitarian Universalist Society of Bangor, Maine, and one about Peace Shawls for Iraqi women, created by the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Southern Maryland.

For more information contact religiouseducation@uua.org.

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