Our latest podcast guest is Janet Heimlich, founder of the Child-Friendly Faith Project and author of Breaking Their Will: Shedding Light on Religious Child Maltreatment, both of which examine child abuse and neglect that is enabled by religious belief in the United States.
Janet is also a reporter who has worked for NPR and written for a variety of publications.
(Full disclosure: I’m on the advisory board for the Child-Friendly Faith Project.)
I spoke with her about the way children suffer at the hands of religion, whether teaching kids about Hell constitutes abuse, and what atheists can do to help.
We’d love to hear your thoughts on the podcast. If you have any suggestions for people we should chat with, please leave them in the comments, too.