Recovering from Religion announces the launch of The Hotline Project, 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.
“Recovering From Religion gets calls and emails daily from people around the world struggling with the consequences of doubting their faith,” said Sarah Morehead, Executive Director of Recovering from Religion. “Many know they risk losing everything – their marriage, their children, their jobs, and lifelong friends or family if their growing doubts are discovered, and in their daily lives they feel completely alone. The Hotline Project builds a crucial bridge from the ‘cold shoulder’ of rejection into the warm and welcoming world of the secular community, and acts as a beacon of hope and reassurance that there are many of us who truly understand how much of a challenge this process can be.”
Using the Hotline’s toll free number, callers are connected with a trained volunteer call agent who listens with compassion and understanding, but without the risk of judgment or condemnation. Additionally the Hotline Project seeks to promote public service opportunities within the secular and non-religious community.
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).
Find more information at http://recoveringfromreligion.org/hotline-project/
RECOVERING FROM RELIGION is a national 501(c)(3) organization founded in 2009 by psychologist Dr. Darrel Ray that serves to provide support and practical resources to people negatively affected by faith or religion.