As we are reading Janet's book for our March book group we thought some people would be interested in this event.
This event is organised by Conway Hall.
In this revealing, disturbing, and thoroughly researched talk, award-winning journalist Janet Heimlich exposes a dark side of faith that most people do not know exists or have ignored for a long time—religious child maltreatment.
After speaking with dozens of victims, perpetrators, and experts, and reviewing a myriad of court cases and studies, Ms. Heimlich exposes many forms of child abuse and neglect found in religious contexts and offers solutions toward eradicating the problem.
While fully acknowledging that religion can be a source of comfort, strength, and inspiration to many young people, Ms. Heimlich makes a compelling case that, regardless of one’s religious or secular orientation, maltreatment of children under the cloak of religion can never be justified and should not be tolerated.
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Janet Heimlich is an award-winning journalist and the author of Breaking Their Will: Shedding Light on Religious Child Maltreatment. It is the first book to take an in-depth look at religiously motivated child abuse and neglect in the United States. Her work won nine journalism awards, including the regional Katie, given by the Press Club of Dallas; the Houston Press Club’s Radio Journalist of the Year; and the Texas Bar Association’s Gavel Award. She also writes non-fiction articles for such publications as Texas Monthly, the Austin American-Statesman, and the Texas Observer.
You can find lots of information about Janet and her book on line:
Richard Dawkins: http://bit.ly/VhSd1k
New Humanist: http://bit.ly/YkFpbi
Atheist United: http://bit.ly/XwiDXq
See you there!