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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-Children & Mental Health: Implications of Raising Freethinkers w/ C. Gorham

Children are not just little adults and their mental health concerns cannot be viewed and treated the same way we would address adult mental health. Add on a layer of nonbelief and you are truly facing a different set of circumstances, especially when it comes to seeking treatment. In this talk, I will explore how and why mental health problems require a different approach with children and how freethinking parents can position themselves to provide the best support possible. Candace R. M. Gorham MA, LPCS is a licensed professional mental health counselor. She is a former ordained minister turned atheist-humanist activist, researcher, and writer on issues related to race and religion. She is a member of the Black Humanist Alliance advisory board, The Secular Therapist Project, and The Clergy Project. Candace is also the author of "The Ebony Exodus Project: Why Some Black Women Are Walking Out on Religion—and Others Should Too." 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 of Candace Gorham: -The Ebony Exodus Project: Why Some Black Women are Walking out on Religion and Others Should, too -Women v. Religion: The Case Against Faith--and for Freedom 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 - How MLMs Work & How to Avoid Them with Taylor Leigh (The Antibot)

In this RfRx session Taylor will discuss what MLMs (Multi Level Marketing) are, the risks and statistics involved with MLMs, who they prey on, and how to avoid falling into one. Also, she will discuss how to deal with a family member or friend who has become involved with an MLM. MLMs disproportionately target religious people, and many of us who have left/are leaving religion likely know someone who is in an MLM. Taylor is passionate about educating the public on the dangers and predatory nature of multi-level marketing companies. MLMs target vulnerable individuals and attempt to sell them on an unachievable dream life. She runs the YouTube channel “The Antibot” - in her videos she debunks claims made by MLMs and their distributors using reputable, peer-reviewed sources. More than anything, Taylor wants to help build a world where women are truly empowered through legitimate small business ownership and entrepreneurship, and to stop the cashflow to multi-billion dollar companies that prey on and exploit the very demographic they claim to empower. 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 Taylor YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9LIQ1_csOAXTHOjQ_G11SA/featured Twitter: @theantibot 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.

VIRTUAL Recovering from Religion Support Group

Online event

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 we are here to help you to cross that bridge. Our passion is connecting others with support, resources, community, and most of all, hope. Grab your favorite drink of choice, and your laptop or mobile device for this virtual round-table support group. Share your story, experiences, or thoughts in this private zoom meetup! Eddie Boscana is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: Lake County Recovering from Religion VIRTUAL Support Meeting Time: Last Sunday of every month at 08:30 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system. Weekly: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/tZUtceGhqzgjGdY-3ptNZbk4MwBjrW6ejFwP/ics?icsToken=98tyKuGprj0iE9GWuRqFRpwcAo_oWfPwmHZEjadk0Uz1Fw5pYAiiG_VgOKBIRt3a Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81068953932 Meeting ID:[masked] Password:[masked] One tap mobile [masked],,[masked]#,,1#,645032# US (Tacoma) [masked],,[masked]#,,1#,645032# US (Germantown) Dial by your location [masked] US (Tacoma) [masked] US (Germantown) [masked] US (Chicago) [masked] US (Houston) [masked] US (San Jose) [masked] US (New York) Meeting ID:[masked] Password:[masked] Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kbr3LqebMj

VIRTUAL Recovering from Religion Support Group

Online event

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 we are here to help you to cross that bridge. Our passion is connecting others with support, resources, community, and most of all, hope. Grab your favorite drink of choice, and your laptop or mobile device for this virtual round-table support group. Share your story, experiences, or thoughts in this private zoom meetup! Eddie Boscana is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: Lake County Recovering from Religion VIRTUAL Support Meeting Time: Last Sunday of every month at 08:30 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system. Weekly: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/tZUtceGhqzgjGdY-3ptNZbk4MwBjrW6ejFwP/ics?icsToken=98tyKuGprj0iE9GWuRqFRpwcAo_oWfPwmHZEjadk0Uz1Fw5pYAiiG_VgOKBIRt3a Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81068953932 Meeting ID:[masked] Password:[masked] One tap mobile [masked],,[masked]#,,1#,645032# US (Tacoma) [masked],,[masked]#,,1#,645032# US (Germantown) Dial by your location [masked] US (Tacoma) [masked] US (Germantown) [masked] US (Chicago) [masked] US (Houston) [masked] US (San Jose) [masked] US (New York) Meeting ID:[masked] Password:[masked] Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kbr3LqebMj

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VIRTUAL Recovering from Religion Support Group

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