FILM CONFRONTING THE STRUGGLE OF FAITH & GUN VIOLENCE KICKS OFF NATIONWIDE TOUR AT MEGACHURCHES AND UNIVERSITIES
Abigail E. Disney makes her directoral debut withThe Armor of Light, Disney. Reverend Rob Schenck and Lucy McBath will take the documentary on the road for a special series of pre-release events aimed at creating a dialogue with faith leaders around issues of gun violence. Faith Over Fear includes stops in Philadelphia, Chicago, Houston and Orlando, all major centers of Christian faith thought and worship. The plan to share The Armor of Light in these areas prior to the release grew from the great interest and support of many influential faith leaders around the nation. Disney, McBath and Schenck hope to begin prayerful and respectful conversation around reducing gun violence in America.
"I made The Armor of Light with the hope that we could somehow find a way to break our political and social deadlock around guns and violence in America,” said Disney. “And on the Faith Over Fear tour I look forward to dialoguing with faith leaders about how to tap into our deepest values to find a viable way forward on this most important issue."
The Armor of Light, which premiered at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival, tracks Reverend Schenck as he tries to find the courage to preach about the growing toll of gun violence in America. Schenck, who operates the well-known ministry Faith and Action in Washington, D.C., questions whether America’s gun culture is consistent with his pro-life values. Schenck finds inspiration in Lucy McBath, the mother of Jordan Davis, an unarmed teenager who was murdered in Florida and whose story has raised questions.
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