By Deb Christian
CHICAGO (March 30, 2017) — The 2017 Religion Communicators Council annual convention kicked off Wednesday with a screening and discussion of a documentary film about responding with faith to violence in the city of Chicago.
The nearly one-hour long documentary, Violence in Chicago: Responding with Faith, was produced by the Chicago Sunday Evening Club (CSEC).
The story told in the film is to reveal both the myths and realities of violence all across Chicago and its suburbs and discuss faith communities that are making an impact. Experts on all parts of this complex issue are also featured.
The damages of violence come not only from bullets, but also from the fear and hopelessness that accompany it. The relationship between immediate, acute violence and that which is long-term and chronic is examined as well as some of the causes of both types.