"Bowling for Columbine," Academy Award-winning documentary film (2002) about gun violence in America by Michael Moore, will be shown on Friday, Feb.15 at 7 p.m. at the United Christian Parish, 11508 North Shore Drive, Reston.
The event is free and open to the public.
"This film explores the nature and relationship of guns, violence and racism in America and has new relevance in light of the Newtown, CN, tragedy," said Lousia Davis, chair of the church's Justice Mobilization Taskforce. "Afterwards, we will discuss legislative and community initiatives to stop the proliferation of guns."
The United Christian Parish is an ecumenical church uniting four denominations: United Methodist, Presbyterian Church (USA), United Church of Christ, and Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Davis noted that all four denominations are calling for national legislation to require criminal background checks for gun purchases, to outlaw high-capacity weapons and ammunition magazines, and to make gun trafficking a federal crime. For more information, call the church office at 703-620-3065.