|Colorado Bishop-elect Lucas and Episcopal parishes Highlight Columbine Anniversary Weekend
April 20, 1999 is the date when two students opened fire at Columbine High School in Littleton killing 13 and wounding 24 others. A group of faith-based and community organizations have joined together to remember the lives needlessly taken 20 years ago and to renew a commitment to gun violence prevention. The Rev. Bob Davidson, one of the organizers and national chair of the Episcopal Peace Fellowship, spoke to the group’s focus. “No one would have thought in the 20 years since Columbine that gun violence would continue to cast such a shadow across our communities. It is up to us to ensure that children and families won’t have to face the threat of violence in their schools and neighborhoods.”
Beginning the weekend following the Columbine anniversary Bishop-elect Kym Lucas will kick off the Weekend of Remembrance and Renewal on Friday, April 26, with a presentation on the Culture of Violence at Iliff Seminary Chapel, 2201 S. University Blvd in Denver. Bishop-elect Kym will join a panel of other faith leaders and experts addressing the underlying causes of violence in our society that contributes to the ever-increasing acts of mass shootings and deaths mounting each year as a result of suicide, interpersonal violence and assault. The Seminary chapel presentation is open to the public along with students and faculty.
Full weekend event details are available at https://episcopalcolorado.org/2019/03/remember-and-renew-weekend/