March 14, 2020
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Way Public Library 101 E Indiana Ave Perrysburg, OH 43551
Charles Hill, the facilitator for the Columbus chapter of Recovering from Religion group, will speak to us about his group and the work they do helping people transition out of religion. He will also talk about his work with the The Clergy Project which creates a safe and secure Online Community of Forums composed entirely of religious leaders who no longer hold to supernatural beliefs.
Recovering from Religion is also looking to start a group in the Toledo area. If you are interested in helping or participating in such a group please attend this meeting or contact us and we will put you in touch with Charles.
We will be in Meeting Room C
Meeting is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be available
Here is some additional information about the topic of the meeting:
How a Simple Meet-Up Post on “Recovering from Religion” led to an outbreak of 600-700+ people flooding a strangers house in the suburbs the past 5 years.
Catholic, Evangelicals, Mormon, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Islamic, Outlying Controlling Cults, Christians, Pastors, Missionaries…most who have deconverted, some who have not are just a few of the hundreds of stories that arose from a simple Meet-Up posting.
A large majority of the United States, and potentially the world are truly “Practicing Agnostics” and the numbers of “nones” and “deconverted” are growing by vast amounts each year. If you have been looking for ways to help your religious trauma and your recovery from religion or have a passion to help others…this talk is for you. If you are looking for ways to connect and grow your influence and reach within your Secular-Atheist-Humanist Group…consider reaching out to those who need you most.
Charles Hill and Tiffany Hill began the Recovering From Religion Group in Columbus, Ohio [https://www.meetup.com/RRColumbus/] in 2014 after planting [starting] a large church with multiple campuses, including a campus in mainland China. Both Charles and Tiffany independently left the religious world in 2012. They experienced profound trauma by leaving their faith behind including job loss, financial collapse, mental health issues, loss of family and friend relationships and more.
They started RFR-Columbus [National Organization Website: https://www.recoveringfromreligion.org/] out of their own need of recovery and to have community with a group of people who “understood without saying a word” what the loss of faith, family and community means. After several years of forming a new worldview, securing new careers, seeking help via the “Secular Therapy Project” [https://www.seculartherapy.org/] and shear will to not let religion kill them and their family…something radically new has emerged – stronger, more loving, compassionate and enlightened.
Though “Recovering From Religion” is a lifelong pursuit, their passion to share with others what they and hundreds of members in their group and thousands of others throughout the world have encountered is where they find meaning and mission in life. Charles is also a Board Member of the “Secret Online Society” called “The Clergy Project” [https://clergyproject.org/]
Charles and Tiffany have been married for 23 years and have 3 amazingly-well adjusted children. Christian, 21 – Grace, 19 – Joi, 15.
“It can and will get better if you are willing to engage with those who have been there! No curriculum or self-help book replaces the power of story and community.”iCal