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.
We will be selling copies of Janet's book on the night, but you can pre-order from Amazon books here:
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.
For eight years, Ms. Heimlich freelanced as a reporter for National Public Radio. 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.
14.00; £3 on the door, Free to Conway Hall Ethical Society Members
Copies of Janet's book will be available on the day. We will also provide free tea and coffee.