At 7pm on Wednesday, January 24th, there will be a one night showing of a Losing Our Religion, a feature-length documentary about how preachers who are no longer believers make the transition out of the church. Allowed access to the 600 members of The Clergy Project – a safe haven for preachers from all faiths who no longer believe – the documentary follows ex-members and clergy, who are not just losing their religion, for many they are losing their friends, community, and even family. As well as their job. Losing Our Religion is a documentary about community, acceptance, and a view inside the complicated lives of clergy who are stranded in the rising tide of non-believers.
This one-night showing will be at 7pm, Wednesday, January 24, at the Melwood Screening Room (477 Melwood Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213) in North Oakland near the University of Pittsburgh campus. The movie will be followed by a short Q&A with Pittsburgh native, Linda LaScola, who works for the Clergy Project out of their Washington, DC office, in close collaboration with Prof. Daniel Dennett, one of the other co-founders of the Clergy Project.
This event in Pittsburgh is being offered as a fundraiser for the Pittsburgh Freethought Community, a non-profit organization, whose mission is threefold:
- To be a welcoming and caring community for all those who share a humanist worldview and an evidence-based perspective;
- To provide a strong and respected public voice for the secular community in shaping public debate and formulating public policy;
- To promote science, reason, critical thinking, and humanist values in the greater Pittsburgh area.
Hope to see you there!