Resources - Exiting religion
These internet sites are focused on helping people leave religion to live freely, and overcome the religious conditioning of fear and obedience that are among the many side-effects of Religious Trauma Syndrome (RTS). If you know of a web site that should be included in this list, please share it with us.
- Clergy Project, The - Moving Beyond Faith
- The Clergy Project is a confidential online community for active and former clergy who do not hold supernatural beliefs. The Clergy Project's goal is to support members as they move beyond faith by freely discussing issues related to their transition from believer to unbeliever.
- Dare to Doubt - Detaching from harmful belief systems
- If you've ever struggled with questioning your beliefs, or you feel shattered by the ramifications of leaving your religion, you've found a safe place. Dare to Doubt is a resource hub for people detaching from harmful belief systems. Their aim is to help you heal from the damage of indoctrination by connecting you with mental health professionals, aid organizations, and peer support groups.
- Life After God
- Life After God exists to empower people and communities to live deeply into the space after God by creating safe, hospitable space for people to explore their doubts, recalibrate their "moral compass," and create new friendships.
They provide various tools for people to explore doubts, embrace the world as it is, and ask the most important questions about life, meaning, and ethics. This is done through personal and group coaching, retreats, and online resources, in addition to also consulting with organizations that want to better understand the challenge of post-theism and grow their capacities to serve.
- Religious Trauma Institute (RTI)
- The Religious Trauma Institute, who are passionate about reducing the suffering associated with Adverse Religious Experiences (AREs) and Religious Trauma, is developing a space for mental health clinicians, advocates, researchers, and survivors to expand the conversation about Adverse Religious Experiences and to create trauma-informed resources for survivors of religious trauma.
- Room to Thrive - secular therapy for human wellbeing
- Brian Peck helps former believers navigate their deconversions with clarity and purpose so they can get on with creating a life of vitality and meaning beyond belief. In addition to providing clinical services, he offers online coaching for individuals navigating deconversions. While distinct from therapy in its focus and approach, Brian's online coaching is informed by evidence-based principles and practices.