Revs. Lonnie Vanderslice and Dan Beckett
Tuesdays, 4 PM CT
Spirituality That Nurtures Children—Including the Child Within
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Religious, cultural, and spiritual beliefs and faith communities can be a great source of comfort, strength, and inspiration for young people and adults. Unfortunately, religion can also carry an unrecognized shadow side, resulting in the harmful misuse of power. Oftentimes people in recovery must heal painful childhood experiences with religion in order to develop a genuinely nurturing spiritual life. Special guest Janet Heimlich is the founder of the Child-Friendly Faith Project, which partners with faith communities in their efforts to ensure that religious and cultural teachings and practices are nurturing for children and do not cause harm. Janet is an award-winning journalist and the author of Breaking Their Will:  Shedding Light on Religious Child Maltreatment. She shares what child-friendly faith is and why it matters.