According to mental health experts, forgiving someone who has wronged us can improve our emotional well-being. Acts of forgiveness can have even more far-ranging societal benefits. For example, the Rwandan gacaca genocide trials relied on a system of forgiveness, allowing defendants who confess to receiving lighter sentences. Part of the reason for
Sharing knowledge about religious child maltreatment.
Building community with those who care about RCM.
Advocating for those whose lives are impacted by it.
Since its founding in 2012, the Child-Friendly Faith Project has been raising awareness of an issue that many people have had a hard time talking about—religious
For more than 50 years, the disadvantaged children under the care of Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch suffered severe physical, sexual, and emotional abuse. On Aug. 31, the Child-Friendly Faith Project organized a reunion for survivors and their loved ones so they could find community, support and
Will your child be attending a private, faith-based school in Texas this fall? In light of a recent decision by the Texas Supreme Court, you may want to rethink that plan.
The Texas Supreme Court made a decision this past week that could adversely affect the lives of thousands of
Boys Ranch has a program that provides assistance to alumni. But it’s not working well for those who were abused while growing up there.
It’s been six months since the news broke that Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch was not the place it purported itself to be.
The nearly 80-year-old institution
Religious institutions continue to perpetuate child sexual abuse. Ongoing abuse further undermines any claims to moral authority by religious leaders. Now that religious groups are being forced to disclose this collusion, we must do our part to end religious child maltreatment, abuse and betrayal.
Stories of clergy sexual abuse are
Bethany Brittain, a former board member of the CFFP, talks about how the physical and emotional abuse of her childhood affected her relationship with her body and, ultimately, her health.
When I was 13, I declared war on my body. It wasn’t hard to do. It was quite natural even.
Three Christian homeschoolers became radicalized domestic terrorists this year and it’s only May.
On April 22, 29-year-old Travis Reinking made headlines when he shot and killed four people in a Waffle House in Nashville, TN. His motives are still unclear. Because Reinking is white and his victims were black, some
Once a subject it seemed no one was talking about, candidates running for the Idaho House of Representatives in next week’s Republican primary are now saying just how they feel about so many children in their state dying from “faith-healing medical neglect.”
Due to the great work of child advocates,
The oldest running parliament in the world may soon achieve a legislative first—ending circumcision of both girls and boys.
A bill before the Icelandic parliament proposes to expand its law that currently protects girls from genital cutting to also protect boys, including infants.
The measure states that medically unnecessary circumcision of