Muslim Stoles

Jenny and I ordered new Easter stoles from “A Greater Gift” which is a
company that promotes fair trade (like the UMCOR Equal Exchange Coffee
Project). We found the following note about the woman who made our
stoles:

“Fata Music is a Bosnian Muslim with two daughters she is teaching to
embroider. Her husband is ill and they survive on a small pension. Her
mother taught her to embroider at age 12.”

It shatters stereotypes to think of a Muslim woman embroidering stoles
for Christian clergy.

Posted by John