Are you a pastor, priest, rabbi, monk, or other religious professional who no longer holds to supernatural beliefs? And are you still in the ministry, secretly hiding away your non-belief? Or maybe you’ve been out for some time and would love to connect with other former religious professionals who’ve also left belief behind?
In March of 2011, The Clergy Project (TCP) was launched in an effort to provide safe, anonymous online community for former and active religious professionals who no longer hold supernatural beliefs. Within the protection of a private online forum, well over 600 members find a network of support and community as they freely discuss and assist in the challenges related to the leaving of ministry and the establishment of life beyond faith.
Co-founded by former pentecostal preacher Dan Barker, along with Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, and Linda LaScola and with assistance from the Freedom From Religion Foundation and the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science, TCP is now its own well-structured 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Though TCP continues to evolve organizationally and expand its work, the online forum remains its centerpiece.
Visit The Clergy Project’s public website, Facebook page, and YouTube channel for more information, including a growing pool of deconversion stories from TCP members. Please also consider contributing financially to TCP’s mission.