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Living without Religion (LWR) is a weekly peer support group for believers and non-believers who have left their religion, are considering leaving their religion, and/or are encountering challenges with friends, family, classmates or co-workers due to religious differences. If you're already comfortable leading a secular lifestyle, you can also come to offer emotional support or advice, or just to enjoy a sense of social community that religions often offer.
Moderated by volunteers from the Centre for Inquiry Canada (CFIC), LWR meets every Sunday from 12:00 to 1:00 pm in the upstairs back room at the Fox & Feather Pub on Elgin at MacLaren. Seating is limited. Please arrive on time so we can make sure everyone has a comfortable place at one of the tables. If you're going through emotional difficulties and there's a waiting list, please show up early and speak to a moderator so we can find space for you. If you don't feel comfortable sending an RSVP via Meetup and would like to let us know about your presence in a confidential manner, feel free to email directly to [masked] . If you can no longer make it, be sure to cancel your RSVP so others can attend.
Please note this meeting is intended to be an emotional support group only, and is not focused on discussions of current events, science, or philosophy. We strive to be kind to each other, and as some attendees continue to hold faith in a deity or spiritual ideas, this is not a forum to challenge or convert anyone's current beliefs. If you would like to stay after LWR at 1:00 to informally discuss or debate atheism, skepticism, and other topics of interest, please RSVP to Secular Chat (https://www.meetup.com/CFI-ottawa/). For more information, visit the CFIC Ottawa Website (http://centreforinquiry.ca/author/cfi-ottawa/).