What we're about

Doubt your beliefs? Have questions about changing or leaving your faith?

You are not alone, and we are here to help.

Learning how to live after questions, doubts, and changing beliefs is a journey. We at Recovering from Religion are intimately familiar with this path and are here to help you to cross that bridge. Our passion is connecting others with support, resources, community, and most of all, hope.

The primary focus of a Recovering From Religion support group is to provide ongoing and personal support to individuals as they let go of their religious beliefs. This transitional period is an ongoing process that can result in a range of emotions, as well as a ripple effect of consequences throughout an individual’s life. As such the support meetings are safe and anonymous places to express these doubts, fears, and experiences without biased feedback or proselytizing.

We are here to help each other through this journey.

If you find you need to talk with someone before the meeting date, RfR has a hotline and online chat for that express purpose. Call (844) 368-2848 to speak with someone or go to http://www.recoveringfromreligion.org to chat online.

If you’re seeking professional help, we can offer the Secular Therapy Project to provide options to connect with a professional therapist. All therapists have been thoroughly vetted by our organization and offer only evidence-based and non-religious treatment. Connect with them at https://www.seculartherapy.org .

Upcoming events (5)

RfRx - A Better Life with Chris Johnson

Online event

There is no God. Now what? If this is the only life we have, how does that affect how we live our lives, how we treat each other, and cope with our own mortality. Filmmaker/Photographer Chris Johnson created the coffee table photography book/film A Better Life in response to these questions and more. Chris Johnson is a New York-based photographer and filmmaker. He received his undergraduate degree in film production (along with a minor in religious studies) from Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec. His photography has been seen in various outlets, including The New York Times. He is the author of the coffee table photography book, A Better Life: 100 Atheists Speak Out on Joy & Meaning in a World Without God, as well as the documentary film version, A Better Life: An Exploration of Joy & Meaning in a World Without God. He has travelled the world on a screening/lecture tour about A Better Life, speaking and screening the film in over 120 cities on four continents — from Reykjavik to Shanghai. In addition, he is the co-producer, co-director, and co-writer of the recent documentary film, Merely Marvelous: The Dancing Genius of Gwen Verdon which premiered on the BBC in 2019. The first hour will be the topic discussion, followed by a Q&A session in which you can ask the guests your great questions. After the Q&A we’ll open up the lines for everyone and just talk and hangout for a bit with the hosts and guest(s). For RfRx comments, inquiries & topical questions, email us at [masked]. Join in on the Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/186729414 Meeting ID:[masked] One tap mobile [masked],,[[masked]]# US (Houston) [masked],,[[masked]]# US (San Jose) To dial into the Zoom meeting, find your local number here: https://zoom.us/u/ac9ycq80GQ More about Chris Johnson: www.theatheistbook.com This RfRx session will be recorded and posted on the RfR YouTube channel along with all previous RfRx sessions: http://www.youtube.com/recoveringfromreligion. The primary focus of a Recovering From Religion support group is to provide ongoing and personal support to individuals as they let go of their religious beliefs. This transitional period is an ongoing process that can result in a range of emotions, as well as a ripple effect of consequences throughout an individual’s life. We are here to help each other through this journey. There is no cost to attend RfRx but, if you feel so inclined, donations can be made at http://www.recoveringfromreligion.org/donate Any time you are struggling with religious doubts or fears you can connect with a trained RfR Helpline agent 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. To chat online go to http://www.recoveringfromreligion.org. To talk over the phone, dial: (844)[masked] in the US & Canada [masked] in Australia [masked] in the UK [masked] in South Africa If you are in need of professional help, we can offer the Secular Therapy Project to provide options to connect with a professional therapist. All therapists have been thoroughly vetted by our organization and offer only evidence-based and non-religious treatment. Connect with them at http://www.seculartherapy.org. RfR has an immense collection of well-curated resources available as you go through your journey, including resources for mental and physical crises, working with relationships, issues stemming from specific religions, coming out stories, and much more. Head to http://www.recoveringfromreligion.org/resources for these helpful resources Like what RfR does? Why not volunteer! There are quite a few options and we are always in need of volunteers. Head over to http://www.recoveringfromreligion.org/volunteer for more info.

RfRx - Mind Control: Don’t Let an Old Flame Burn You Twice with Janice Selbie

As devout Believers, we were discouraged from thinking critically and encouraged to only think through the lens of our specific religion. While we have been able to Divorce Religion, we remain vulnerable to the trap of rigid, authoritarian thinking in all spheres. This module of the Divorcing Religion Workshop explores the fusion of identity with beliefs and how we can avoid it. As a registered professional counsellor with a personal history of religious trauma syndrome, Janice is passionate about helping others understand their losses and embrace their new identity in the secular world. Her own deconversion experience compelled her to develop the on-line Divorcing Religion Workshop, a 6-week interactive workshop combining written exercises and group work to bring together those from diverse backgrounds who are walking a similar journey. The first hour will be the topic discussion, followed by a Q&A session in which you can ask the guests your great questions. After the Q&A we’ll open up the lines for everyone and just talk and hangout for a bit with the hosts and guests(s). For RfRx comments, inquiries & topical questions, email us at [masked]. Join in on the Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/186729414 Meeting ID:[masked] One tap mobile [masked],,[masked]# US (Houston) [masked],,[masked]# US (San Jose) To dial into the Zoom meeting by your location, find your local number at this link: https://zoom.us/u/ac9ycq80GQ More about Janice Selbie: www.DivorcingReligion.com www.PanoramaCounselling.com This RfRx session will be recorded and posted on the RfR YouTube channel along with all previous RfRx sessions: http://www.youtube.com/recoveringfromreligion. The primary focus of a Recovering From Religion support group is to provide ongoing and personal support to individuals as they let go of their religious beliefs. This transitional period is an ongoing process that can result in a range of emotions, as well as a ripple effect of consequences throughout an individual’s life. We are here to help each other through this journey. There is no cost to attend RfRx but, if you feel so inclined, donations can be made at http://www.recoveringfromreligion.org/donate Any time you are struggling with religious doubts or fears you can connect with a trained RfR Helpline agent 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. To chat online go to http://www.recoveringfromreligion.org. To talk over the phone, dial: (844)[masked] in the US & Canada [masked] in Australia [masked] in the UK [masked] in South Africa If you are in need of professional help, we can offer the Secular Therapy Project to provide options to connect with a professional therapist. All therapists have been thoroughly vetted by our organization and offer only evidence-based and non-religious treatment. Connect with them at http://www.seculartherapy.org. RfR has an immense collection of well-curated resources available as you go through your journey, including resources for mental and physical crises, working with relationships, issues stemming from specific religions, coming out stories, and much more. Head to http://www.recoveringfromreligion.org/resources for these helpful resources Like what RfR does? Why not volunteer! There are quite a few options and we are always in need of volunteers. Head over to http://www.recoveringfromreligion.org/volunteer for more info.

Recovering from Religion VIRTUAL Support Group Meeting

Online event

The Nashville Recovering From Religion support group will meet the third Thursday of each month at 8 PM, barring inclement weather or the date falls on a holiday. This meeting will be held virtually via Zoom. Attendees are welcome to share, but may also decide to remain anonymous if they so choose. This meeting is cross-posted into the Murfreesboro group and if you're seeing this, then you're welcome to attend! Join us on Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81199876385 Meeting ID:[masked] One tap mobile [masked],,[masked]# US (San Jose) [masked],,[masked]# US (Tacoma) To dial in by your location, find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kkFmv9XXw The primary focus of a Recovering From Religion support group is to provide ongoing and personal support to individuals as they let go of their religious beliefs. This transitional period is an ongoing process that can result in a range of emotions, as well as a ripple effect of consequences throughout an individual’s life. As such, the support meetings are safe and anonymous places to express these doubts, fears, and experiences without biased feedback or proselytizing. We are here to help each other through this journey. There is no cost to attend this support group but, if you feel so inclined, donations can be made at www.recoveringfromreligion.org/donate If you find you need to talk with someone before the meeting date, RfR has a hotline and online chat for that express purpose. Call (844)[masked] to speak with someone. Go to www.recoveringfromreligion.org and click on the green chat bubble in the lower-left corner of the site to chat online. If you are in need of professional help, we can offer the Secular Therapy Project to provide options to connect with a professional therapist. All therapists have been thoroughly vetted by our organization and offer only evidence-based and non-religious treatment. Connect with them at www.seculartherapy.org. Like what RfR does? Why not volunteer! There are quite a few options. Head over to www.recoveringfromreligion.org/volunteer for more info.

Recovering from Religion VIRTUAL Support Group Meeting

Online event

The Nashville Recovering From Religion support group will meet the third Thursday of each month at 8 PM, barring inclement weather or the date falls on a holiday. This meeting will be held virtually via Zoom. Attendees are welcome to share, but may also decide to remain anonymous if they so choose. This meeting is cross-posted into the Murfreesboro group and if you're seeing this, then you're welcome to attend! Join us on Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81199876385 Meeting ID:[masked] One tap mobile [masked],,[masked]# US (San Jose) [masked],,[masked]# US (Tacoma) To dial in by your location, find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kkFmv9XXw The primary focus of a Recovering From Religion support group is to provide ongoing and personal support to individuals as they let go of their religious beliefs. This transitional period is an ongoing process that can result in a range of emotions, as well as a ripple effect of consequences throughout an individual’s life. As such, the support meetings are safe and anonymous places to express these doubts, fears, and experiences without biased feedback or proselytizing. We are here to help each other through this journey. There is no cost to attend this support group but, if you feel so inclined, donations can be made at www.recoveringfromreligion.org/donate If you find you need to talk with someone before the meeting date, RfR has a hotline and online chat for that express purpose. Call (844)[masked] to speak with someone. Go to www.recoveringfromreligion.org and click on the green chat bubble in the lower-left corner of the site to chat online. If you are in need of professional help, we can offer the Secular Therapy Project to provide options to connect with a professional therapist. All therapists have been thoroughly vetted by our organization and offer only evidence-based and non-religious treatment. Connect with them at www.seculartherapy.org. Like what RfR does? Why not volunteer! There are quite a few options. Head over to www.recoveringfromreligion.org/volunteer for more info.

Past events (41)

RfRx - Keeping kids curious with J.R. Becker

Online event

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