So You’ve Left Islam… How Do You Come Out to Family and Friends?

Imtiaz Shams used to be a Muslim. He’s not anymore, and now he wants to help others who have left Islam but don’t quite know where to go from there.

In the second video of his trilogy, he focuses on how to come out to your family and friends:



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An Ex-Muslim’s Project to Show Women After They Finally Took Off Their Hijabs

Marwa Berro, who has written quite a bit about leaving Islam, is embarking on a new project to empower women who used to wear head/face coverings but who have since proudly taken them off:



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So You’ve Left Islam… Now What?

Imtiaz Shams used to be a Muslim. He’s not anymore, and now he wants to help others who have left Islam but don’t quite know where to go from there.

He put together this wonderful video (the first in a trilogy) to begin answering some of the questions ex-Muslims may have:



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How I Left the Quiverfull Movement and Other Stories About the Loss of Faith

What is it like to leave your religion and embrace atheism? The more devout you are, the harder it may be. But Jonathan MS Pearce and Tristan Vick have compiled a collection of beautifully-told coming out stories in a book called Beyond An Absence of Faith: Stories About the Loss of Faith and the Discovery of Self.

In the excerpt below, Vyckie Garrison writes about how she broke free from the Quiverfull movement, beginning with a short description of her previous relationship:

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How to Get By When You’re an Atheist in the South

The Freedom From Religion Foundation held a regional conference in North Carolina recently and CNN’s Daniel Burke was there to see what it was all about — turns out this was a convention where many of the attendees kept their atheist identities a secret back home:



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