Recovering From Religion

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About Recovering from Religion

If you are one of the many people who have determined that religion no longer has a place in their life, but are still dealing with the after-effects in some way or another, Recovering From Religion (RR) may be for you.  It can be difficult to leave religion because family and culture put so much pressure on us to stay and pretend to believe the unbelievable.  If this is you, RR want to help you find your way out.

 

RR is made up of people who have all given religion our best shot, but we can’t bring ourselves to accept the unacceptable any longer. If you’ve ever questioned the archaic edicts and laws of holy books, the inconsistent morality and questionable motive of ancient teachings (along with their many modern interpretations); if you’ve raised an eyebrow to virgin births, or found the flaws in resurrections, bronze age “miracles” and the ridiculously misguided “power of prayer;” then Recovering From Religion is the place for you.

 

We are recovering from every imaginable religion: Baptists, Mormons, Catholics, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Hindus, Muslims, Lutherans, Pentecostals, Evangelicals, and many more. We are happy, we are healthy, and we warmly welcome you to a life free of the confines of faith.

Find an RR Group

Make connections with others who have questioned or left their religious beliefs is an important step to building your secular support network. Whether you’re a lifelong nonbeliever or just reconsidering religion’s role in your life, local RR groups meet monthly all over the world to provide this support and encouragement.

Our facilitator-led small groups welcome everyone exploring their journey away from the confines of faith regardless of where they are on the spectrum of disbelief. For people without a group near them we also offer online support for those recovering from religion including closeted nonbelievers, mixed marriage support, Deaf/HoH, “Preachers’ Kids”, and “C2C”, also known as “Connected to Clergy” for non believing family members of religious leaders.

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Hotline Project

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The Hotline Project is an international peer support phone line for people across the many stages of religious disbelief. This safe and secular toll-free number accepts calls from throughout the United States and Canada as they question the role of religion in their lives. The Hotline also assists callers in dealing with the fallout of leaving their faith, and people who have friends or family facing these transitions. Offering emotional support and practical resources, The Hotline Project connects callers to a friendly voice with a listening ear, and provides immediate, anonymous, confidential, and compassionate encouragement with relevant resource referrals.

The Hotline is available 24 hours a day on the weekends and from 6:00 pm – 12:00 am on weekdays. Callers may reach the hotline by dialing, 184-I DOUBT IT (1-844-368-2848).

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Secular Therapist Project

Many people are confused and frustrated when their therapist includes religious language and practices in therapy sessions. While mental health therapy should never be infused with supernatural or unscientific methods, it happens all too often, despite being against basic standards of clinical practice. Because of this, the Secular Therapy Project matches vetted and screened therapists who are committed to using nonreligious, approved methodology in their approach to mental health treatment.

Our therapists will never allow religious, spiritual or supernatural beliefs to influence the therapeutic process, all while respecting the beliefs and views of their clients. We also know there are many secular therapists, but they cannot openly advertise as secular for fear of losing clients or other negative social and professional consequences. Therapists and clients BOTH can register anonymously for free.

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