The Hotline Project: A Secular Service Project by Recovering from Religion
We are thrilled to announce the official launch of the Hotline Project! After two years of work by a dedicated team of volunteers, the dream of a real-time peer support network for people dealing with issues related to their faith has become a reality.
The process of leaving religion might not be an overnight experience, as many of you know, but did you know that many of the calls for help we get are between 3:00 and 5:00 in the morning? Recovering from Religion receives countless emails and phone calls from people seeking help on their journey away from faith, at all hours of the day and night, and we want to help everyone who contacts us. Through our Hotline Project, we will offer 24/7 national, regional, and local resources – a secular support network people can utilize in their most urgent time of need.
The mission of the Hotline Project is to provide a real-time peer support network for people questioning the role of religion in their lives, dealing with the negative impact of religion in their lives, or anyone who has friends or relatives facing these transitions. The hotline offers a unique avenue for callers to share and explore their thoughts, feelings, and perspectives while providing them with immediate, anonymous, confidential, and compassionate support combined with relevant resource referrals.
If you want to help others along the journey of recovering from religion, and you understand the difference between compassion and conversion as well as empathy and evangelizing, you might be a good candidate to volunteer on the Hotline. We are NOT a “deconversion hotline”, and we won’t be debating callers. Most people who contact us have already made up their minds to reject supernatural beliefs on some level, and the rest are strongly reconsidering the role of religion in their lives. If your goal is to debate, argue, “save”, or convert people to the “right” religion, this won’t be a good fit for you and you won’t make it through the required training. However, if you just want to help others find their way into the vast and wonderful secular community that exists across the USA, fill out an application to get the process started! You will receive an email letting you know what the next step will be. Every application thoroughly reviewed, and we appreciate your patience as we go through everyone’s submissions. Thank you again for your interest in being a part of the RR support team, we look forward to working with you!
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