7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Leaving Religion in the UK: A Panel Discussion
Redhills, Flass Street DH1 4BE
A North East Humanists’ joint event with Faith to Faithless & County Durham Community Foundation
Belief in religion is a fundamental human right, and with it is the right not to believe. Unfortunately, this is not afforded to everyone and for some people leaving their faith can be a complicated, challenging, and even dangerous process. Those who leave religion – sometimes known as apostates – can bring shame and dishonour to their family, and as a result, people who turn their back on faith can experience emotional and physical abuse. Many are shunned and sometimes entirely disowned by their families and communities.
Join us for a panel discussion and hear from apostates who have left different religions, suffered the consequences and have since rebuilt their lives. Also, learn from experts who work with such victims.
Faith to Faithless is a volunteer-led organisation that supports people who have left different religions and cults, including ex-Evangelical Christians, ex-Ultra-Orthodox Jews, ex-Muslims, ex-Jehovah’s Witnesses, and others.
Following the discussion there will be an opportunity for audience Q&A with the panellists..
Admission is free but please register for the event here
This event has been co-funded by the County Durham Community Foundation’s Community Grants Funding Programme.