We are a network of individuals dedicated to protecting children from abuse and neglect enabled by religious ideologies. Our board members, advisors, volunteers, and mentors are committed to raising awareness of this important issue that is often overlooked and misunderstood.
Our mission is to end religious child maltreatment or RCM, which is child abuse or neglect that is enabled by—or justified with—religious beliefs, doctrines, or practices. We fulfill our mission through awareness programs designed for the general public, survivors, faith communities, and professionals who work in child protection.
We stand by principles we call the Charter for Child-Friendly Faith which speaks to children’s rights and obligations on the part of faith communities to meet children’s needs. Click here to learn why our work is needed.