Activists Launch Campaign to End the Ecclesiastical Abstention Doctrine 


Sarah Henry | Executive Director | (407) 706-4628 |


(Thursday, July 23, 2020) – The Child-Friendly Faith Project just launched End the EAD, a national campaign to raise awareness of and combat the little-known ecclesiastical abstention doctrine (EAD). The ecclesiastical abstention doctrine is a dangerous allowance for faith-based educational institutions that puts students and their families at risk.

“The ecclesiastical abstention doctrine privileges religious institutions to avoid being held accountable for their actions in failing to keep contributions safe,” explained Sarah Henry, the Executive Director of the Child-Friendly Faith Project.

In the coming months, the Child-Friendly Faith Project will continue to work on promotion and education efforts on the local, state, and national level.

Learn more about the End the EAD campaign here.


The Child-Friendly Faith Project works to share knowledge and build community around the issue of religious child maltreatment and advocate for and empower those whose lives are impacted by religious child maltreatment. We envision a world in which no child suffers abuse or neglect as a result of religious belief, doctrine, or practice. 

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