Resources for walk aways
EX-TIAN. Internet mailing list for ex-Christians. Send an email message
to [ref001]firstname.lastname@example.org with _subscribe_EX-TIAN_firstname_
lastname_ in the message body.
Ontario Centre for Religious Tolerance. This non-profit
organization has a web site at [ref002]http://www.kosone.com/people/ocrt/ocrt_hp.htm.
They also have a page discussing [ref003]cults and sects.
Peregrine Foundation. Operates a web site at [ref004] http://www.matisse.net/~peregrin.
Information about the organization and back issues of their newsletter
Walk Away. (This web site.) Articles from the _Walk_Away_ newsletter
are located at [ref005]http://www.crocker.com/~ifas/wa.
Focus. Focus is an international network of people who were once associated
with high-demand groups. Focus offers support, referrals, and an opportunity
to meet, both socially and at conferences, to discuss our common experiences
and to assist one another in adjusting to life after a cultic or totalistic
involvement. Publishes Focus News. Focus, c/o CAN National Office,
2421 W. Pratt Blvd. Ste. 1173, Chicago, IL 60045.
Peregrine Foundation. A non-profit organization that distributes information
about high-demand religious groups, totalitarian sects, intentional
communities, and communes. Publishes newsletters and other material,
and holds conferences. Visit their [ref006]web site or contact the
group by email for more information. Peregrine Foundation, PO Box
460141, San Francisco, CA 94146.
Rick Ross. Deprogrammer available to help people escape from
destructive religious cults. PO Box 32906, Phoenix, AZ 85064. (602)
Focus News. Newsletter featuring personal stories of exiting and recovery,
articles by prominent mental health professionals, question-and-answer
column dealing with problems faced by ex-cultists, and news of Focus
activities. Focus, c/o CAN National Office, 2421 W. Pratt Blvd. Ste.
1173, Chicago, IL 60045.
KIT Newsletter. A monthly newsletter published by the Peregrine Foundation
for ex-members of the Bruderhof. Back issues and other material of
interest can be found at the foundation's [ref007]web site. Peregrine
Foundation, PO Box 460141, San Francisco, CA 94146.
Walk Away. Quarterly newsletter for ex-fundamentalists published by
the Institute for First Amendment Studies. Features "how I walked
away" stories by ex-fundamentalists and other articles. Visit their
[ref008]web site to find out how to [ref009]subscribe. Walk Away,
PO Box 589, Great Barrington, MA 01230.
Hawking God: A Young Jewish Woman's Ordeal in Jews for Jesus by Ellen
Kamentsky. The author tells how she was sucked in by Jews for Jesus,
a multimillion-dollar fundamentalist Christian missionary machine.
Kamentsky eloquently recounts the painful story of how her parents
struggled for three years to free her from the group. Available from
the [ref010]IFAS bookstore.
Jesus Doesn't Live Here Anymore by Skipp Porteous (Prometheus Books).
A former fundamentalist minister's disturbing inside look at the Christian
Right. Available from the [ref011]IFAS bookstore.
Leaving the Fold by Marlene Winell (New Harbinger Publications). This
guide for former fundamentalists offers support and exercises to promote
healing and growth. Winell, a psychologist, tells of her own break
with fundamentalism. Available from the [ref012]IFAS bookstore.
Stranger at the Gate: To Be Gay and Christian in America by Mel White
(Simon & Shuster). White, a former ghostwriter for Jerry Falwell and
Pat Robertson, comes out of the closet to confront homophobia within
the Religious Right. Available from the [ref013]IFAS bookstore.
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