Videos from CFFP Conference 2013

Child-Friendly Faith Project President Janet Heimlich opens the organization’s first conference. She expresses the importance of viewing children differently than we might normally do as the first step toward achieving child-friendly faith. [7:03]

Texas Supreme Court Justice Debra H. Lehrmann gives welcoming remarks. [6:00]

Family law expert Ann M. Haralambie, JD, speaks on “Where Faith Meets the Law: Child Welfare Laws and the First Amendment.” [58:38]

Dr. David H. Jensen, a professor of reformed theology, talks on the topic, “Let the Children Come: The Ambiguous Legacy of Christian Understandings of Childhood.” [26:44]

Rabbi Ze’ev Smason, whose topic was “Child Abuse and the Faith Leader,” discusses his personal involvement in a case of child sexual abuse that arose in his congregation. [30:22]

Rev. Dr. Carla Cheatham talks about the Charter for Child-Friendly Faith and announces another exciting new program being undertaken by the CFFP. [6:25]

Dr. Rita Swan, the co-founder of Children’s Healthcare is a Legal Duty, speaks on the topic “Religion, Culture, and Criminal Law.” [47:07]

Private investigator Sam Brower, an expert on the polygamous sect, the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he speaks on the topic, “Law Enforcement’s Role in Protecting Children in Isolated, Oppressive Faith Communities.” [39:58]

Survivors of religious and cultural child maltreatment speak about their experiences as children and how they define “child-friendly faith.” [58:37]

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