THE HOTLINE PROJECT
A Secular Service Project by Recovering from Religion
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.
We receive countless emails and phone calls from people all across the world who are seeking help and support as they grapple with issues of faith, doubt, and life after moving away from faith. This process may 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? We want to help every person who contacts us and now we have the tools to accomplish this goal: The Hotline Project.
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
- 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.
We are NOT a "deconversion hotline", and we don't debate 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 hotline training program. However, if you want to help others, 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.
After completing your application, you will receive an email letting you know what the next step will be. (Every application is thoroughly reviewed, and we appreciate your patience as we go through each submission.) Each hotline volunteer is thoroughly trained and equipped with everything needed to be a confident, successful call agent.
Thank you again for your interest in being a part of the RfR support team, we look forward to working with you!