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 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 www.seculartherapy.org.

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Recovering from Religion Virtual Support Group Meeting

In lieu of an in-person meeting, we're going to have a virtual support meeting. The meeting platform being used is Zoom, so downloading the program before the meeting begins may be necessary. Zoom can be used on PC, Mac, Linux, Android, iPhone or simply call into one of the phone numbers below. Here is a basic tutorial on how to join a Zoom meeting: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-Joining-a-Meeting, please join in 10 - 15 minutes before the meeting starts to work through any technical issues beforehand. Link to the virtual meeting: https://zoom.us/j/216352100 Meeting ID:[masked] One tap mobile [masked],,[masked]# US (Houston) [masked],,[masked]# US (San Jose) Dial by your location [masked] US (Houston) [masked] US (San Jose) [masked] US [masked] US [masked] US (Chicago) [masked] US (New York) Meeting ID:[masked] Attendees can remain anonymous if they so choose and are not required to tell their story if they do not wish to, but everyone will be welcomed to do so. 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 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.

RfRx - The Psychology of Religion During Crisis with Dr Darrel Ray

Recovering from Religion is very excited to announce a new series of discussions we’re calling RfRx Talks. These discussions specifically have the RfR support groups in mind and will feature topics often discussed in the regular meetings. This series is by no means a replacement for the support group meetings, instead, it’s designed to complement the meetings and provide some good advice for coping and hoping from mental health professionals during this time of isolation. This week’s discussion will feature RfR Founder & President, Dr. Darrel Ray and it will be hosted by the RfR Support Group Director, Eric Wells. The topic will be The Psychology of Religion During Crisis. The first 30 - 45 minutes will be a topic discussion between guest and host, followed by a Q&A session in which you can ask the guest some of your great questions. After the Q&A we’ll open up the call to everyone and just talk and hang out for a bit. To get the most out of the discussion watch the Corona Virus Pub video by Dr Darrel Ray beforehand: https://youtu.be/Jg8JLab1cQM These sessions will be open to all Recovering from Religion support group members but will max out at 100 participants, so be sure to download the video conferencing app (Zoom) and get into the meeting early. Zoom can be used on PC, Mac, Linux, Android, iPhone or simply calling one of the phone numbers below. Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/186729414 Meeting ID:[masked] One tap mobile [masked],,[masked]# US (Houston) [masked],,[masked]# US (San Jose) Dial by your location [masked] US (Houston) [masked] US (San Jose) [masked] US (Chicago) [masked] US (New York) [masked] US [masked] US Meeting ID:[masked] 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. Go to www.recoveringfromreligion.org to talk with an agent or 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.

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