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Mission Statement

The Child-Friendly Faith Project is a national, nonprofit, 501(c)(3) public charity that raises awareness of religious child maltreatment or RCM. RCM is child abuse or neglect that is enabled by religious beliefs held by perpetrators, victims, or the surrounding community.


We fulfill our mission by developing educational programs that benefit the general public, survivors, and faith communities. Our goal is to help people understand how to identify RCM and its risk factors and to recognize its negative impact on children. Our programs are designed to accomplish three key goals:

1. Educate the Public
We manage a website that is one of the most comprehensive in offering vital information on RCM. We also oversee social media outlets that allow the public to discuss and learn about this issue, and we give media interviews and slideshow presentations at notable events.

2. Support Survivors
We maintain a clearinghouse of resources to help survivors of RCM find reputable therapeutic programs, and we advocate on behalf of survivors seeking to communicate with religious institutions and organizations that have harmed them.

3. Partner with Faith Communities
We offer curricula to faith communities interested in learning more about RCM and how to protect children.


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