David, Rich, Dianne and John Darr in Africa in the 1960s
This Sunday, April 18th, will mark the fifth public screening of All God's Children in Ohio.
The free event will take place at Minerva United Methodist Church in Minerva.
Through the eyes of three families, All God’s Children tells the personal story of the first boarding school for children of Protestant missionaries to be investigated for abuse at the hands of the parents’ missionary colleagues. The clergy abuse survivors and parents share their journey of seeking justice, redemption and healing.
The screening will be followed by a Q&A with film participants Dianne Darr Couts and David Darr.
Light refreshments will be served after the screening. A nursery will be available for children.
A brief article about the screening appeared in this week's Minerva Leader - quoting David Clohessy, national director of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP): "There's much we can learn from this film -- about predators and about 'good people' whose silence enables predators. At the same time, we can learn about how courage and unified action can shed a light on horrific crimes and help deeply wounded victims recover."
P.S.: This is the 100th post about All God's Children on this blog. I figured that's something to commemorate.