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So Great a Cloud of Witnesses: The Story of the Shower of Stoles Project

So Great a Cloud of Witnesses: The Story of the Shower of Stoles Project

Producer/Director: Beth Chaplin
Editor: TJ Worrell

SO GREAT A CLOUD OF WITNESSES is a moving portrayal of the Shower of Stoles Project and their stories. This half-hour documentary tells how the Project began and the impact it has had since its founding in 1996. Through interviews with Martha Juillerat, Tammy Lindahl, and others, and with stunning footage of the stoles themselves, this DVD brings to life stories of GLBT persons of faith who have been barred from openly serving the church. Created to be used with exhibits of the stoles, in adult and high school education programs, and to foster group discussion. Study guide and discussion questions included.

See pictures from the World Premier in Minneapolis.

Now available on YouTube:


Shower of Stoles Project Booklet

The Shower of Stoles Project

Full color, 14 pages, contains a brief history of the stoles, plus photos and stories of a number of the stoles.

Additional Online Materials

Creators of New Stoles

  • C&M Designs
    Makers of creative and finely crafted liturgical vestments, seeking to support the ministries of affirming faith communities.

  • Global Connections
    Global Connections is a place to purchase inexpensive stoles for the Shower of Stoles Project from a fair trade company serving cottage industries in developing countries.

  • SERRV International
    SERRV has stoles for under $40, and all the proceeds from SERRV are returned directly to the Third World crafts persons that make these stoles. You can reach SERRV at 1-800-422-5915, or at the Greater Gift web site.

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Organizational Partners

Affirm United/S'affirmer Ensemble The Association of Welcoming & Affirming Baptists Brethren-Mennonite Council for LGBT Concerns Open and Affirming Ministries of the Gay, Lesbian & Affirming Disciples (GLAD) Integrity Reconciling Works
More Light Presbyterians Open and Affirming Program of the United Church of Christ Coalition for LGBT Concerns (ONA) Reconciling Ministries Network Room for All - Reformed Church in America Welcoming Community Network - Community of Christ