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Hey everybody! I'm adding to and updating this page a bit slowly. Feel free to send any suggestions to me or Rich. I'm trying to keep the links to groups, books, and sites that are completely non-theistic, as I'm sure you can understand. For example, there are sites for ex-Mormons that offer a "christian recovery", that stuff's right out. :)  Thanks for your help! - Deanna Joy  


Community
Recovering From Religion  Online and real-life support groups for those who have left their religion. Started by Dr. Darrel Ray, now headed by Jerry DeWitt and Sarah Morehead.
Therapist Project  Find and connect with a secular therapist

Ex-Christian.net  forums and articles dedicated to helping those leaving Christianity
No Longer Quivering  Vyckie Garrison's blog telling stories of those who have the left the patriarchy and quiverful movements
Take Heart Project to provide support to women and children who are escaping abusive religious movements, especially Patriarchal systems. Vyckie Garrison's project
Parenting Beyond Belief find secular parenting groups
Grief Beyond Belief a support network for those who are grieving a loss (on Facebook)
Journey Free information about Religious Trauma Syndrome from Dr. Marlene Winell 
Meetup.com is a great place to find atheist and skeptic groups in your area or create your own
Hispanic American Freethinkers  A page for the Hispanic American freethinkers of all ethnic groups who want to connect with like minded people
Ebony Exodus  Candace Gorham's page for black women leaving organized religion Recovering Fundamentalists provides information and support to those questioning or recovering from fundamentalism
I Am An Ex Mormon - A weekly video series showcasing former Mormons. There are some other ex Mormon links here, too 


Books which may be helpful


"Trusting Doubt: A Former Evangelical Looks at Old Beliefs in a New Light" (formerly titled The Dark Side) by Valerie Tarico
"Leaving the Fold: A Guide for Former Fundamentalists and Others Leaving their Religion" by Marlene Winnell
"The God Virus: How Religion Infects Our Lives and Culture" by Dr. Darrell Ray
"Breaking the Spell: Religion as a Natural Phenomenon" by Daniel C. Dennett 
"The Believing Brain: From Ghosts and Gods to Politics and Conspiracies - How We Construct Beliefs and Reinforce them as Truths" by Michael Shermer
"The Atheist's Way: Living Well Without Gods" by Dr. Eric Maisel
"Red Neck Blue Collar Atheist: Simple Thoughts About Reason, Gods, and Faith" by Hank Fox






Blogs
Love, Joy, Feminism  Libby Anne escaped from the Quiverfull / Patriarchy system
Fallen From Grace  Bruce is a former Evangelical pastor of 25 years
The Agnostic Pastor  Theresa, formerly known as Lynn blogs here
Left Christianity  From fundamentalist/born-again/homeschooling/Christian mom to a public-schooling/vegetarian/atheist mom


Podcast Guests

Teresa MacBain AKA Lynn, The Agnostic Pastor  (Episode 56 and 58)
Dr. Darrel Ray  (Multiple episodes)

Nate Phelps  (Episode 29)
Michael Shermer  (Episode 27)
David Silverman  (Episode 16, 30)
Candace Gorham  (Epsiode 25, 26)
Hector Avalos more (Episode 17)
Dr. Eric Maisel (Episode 18)
Dustin Williams (Episode 19)


Other
International Cultic Studies Association  -  Tons of great information for those who have left religious groups which have cult-like properties. Lots of links to studies, lists of cult characteristics, and events for those who have left their cult-like groups.