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GWH Nov Meeting: "Religious Overdose: My survival of childhood medical neglect"

  • Nov 12, 2013 · 7:00 PM
  • UU Church of Worcester

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This month we will be joined by writer and activist Liz Heywood for her talk on faith-based medical neglect of children, of which she is a survivor!

Liz grew up in the First Church of Christ, Scientist (Christian Science) at a time when the church actively promoted faith healing over medical care. Liz contracted a life-threatening bone disease, but her parents never took her to a doctor, relying instead on prayer as the only “treatment.” The infection destroyed Liz’s knee during a hellish year, but chronic depression and panic attacks later caused her to finally abandon the religion in her early thirties. Today Liz is an advocate for child victims of religious abuse. She hopes to help overturn the religious medical exemptions (which Christian Science lobbied to establish) which are still legal in 38 states.

For more information on Liz Heywood, please visit her website at http://www.lizheywoodwriter.com/.

The meeting is at UU Church of Worcester, where we usually meet. (90 Holden St, Worcester) The program begins at 7pm, but as always, you are welcome to arrive and mingle around 6:30 PM. Whether you are a member or not, please consider a donation at the door.

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