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Rebekah is a consultant, writer, and advocate at RebekahDrumsta.com with the mission of supporting survivors of spiritual abuse and religious trauma by providing resources to educate and equip not only survivors, but the public as well. Sharing her own story to help others who have had similar life experiences is at the heart of Rebekah’s purpose. She is also a board member of The Vashti Initiative, a non-profit with the goal to empower and assist those fleeing and transitioning out of religious and spiritual abuse.
Lydia is the Blog Editor for The Vashti Initiative, but also has her own blog where she shares her personal journey leaving the Independent Fundamental Baptist movement. You can learn more about Lydia by visiting her Blog, Once Upon A Time In My Oceania.
The author of an upcoming book on child liberation theology, The Kingdom of Children, Ryan has an M.H.S. in Child Protection from Nova Southeastern University and an M.A. in Eastern Classics from St. John’s College. His writings on child liberation theology have been featured everywhere from Patheos to Currents Journal to the Centre for the Study of Bible & Violence. He has served on the board of and run numerous social media campaigns for child advocacy organizations, including the Child-Friendly Faith Project, the Coalition for Responsible Home Education, and Homeschool Alumni Reaching Out.
Shelly is a cult survivor using her voice through the power of storytelling in order to elicit change. A victim of childhood sexual abuse, she reached out to church leaders as a teenager, only to be “handled” in a culture of shame and misogyny. As a collaborator with the #igotout movement, she advocates for survivors of spiritual, sexual, and institutional abuse and is writing a memoir and screenplay about her experiences. Shelly is also author of the Tracing Time Trilogy–a story about women who find their way in the world while seeking to save themselves and those they love. A time travel book of romance and family, this trilogy has a timely message for a planet faced with irreversible damage, exploring the potential of learning from the past in order to save our future. Learn more about her writing and her work by visiting her site!
Ben Williams personal story of the Independent Fundamentalist Movement and the insights he has gained along his journey. Follow Ben on Facebook!
A crowd-sources database for Baptist predators and their enablers. Bringing justice to past victims and sparing future bodies and souls by naming names. Follow Baptist Accountability on their Facebook page or on their website!
Tools for faith destruction, faith transitions, and healing from religious trauma from two licensed and experienced religious trauma coaches. Follow on Instagram @happywholeway
Two ex-mormon self-proclaimed apostates take you on a comedic exploration and analysis of new and old religious fundamentalism. Every week they examine hot-button issues like shame, sexuality, purity culture, and misogyny from a post-religious lens. Come and join the affirming and inclusive space for everyone navigating deconstruction, religion, society, and culture.
Covering the impact and influence of white evangelical Christianity in America. Written and hosted by Blake Chastain, this podcast helps former evangelicals come to terms with an abusive subculture.
Steven Hassan, PhD, is one of the leading experts on cults and undue influence in the world. A former member of the right-wing Moonie cult, Hassan was deprogrammed 45 years ago and has dedicated his life to helping people out of cults and destructive situations. Dr. Hassan is a licensed mental health professional and has written four books, including The Cult of Trump and the seminal book Combating Cult Mind Control. On this podcast, Steve will explain HOW mind-control works, and how to protect yourself from its grips.
Leaving Eden discusses survivor Sadie Carpenter's life in and escape from an Independent Fundamental Baptist Cult. Hosted by Gavri'el HaCohen and Sadie Carpenter, this podcast sheds light on a movement that has been harming individuals for decades.
"Amish children and adults will have resources and education to combat crimes in their communities. We bridge the gaps between English and Amish culture" - podcast by Mary Byler
Host Eric Skwarczynski sheds light on abuse within the Independent Fundamental Baptist movement. Preach Boys gives platform to survivors stories while also offering resources for those still healing from religious abuse.
Prompted from the award-winning A&E series "Scientology and the Aftermath", Leah Remini and Mike Rinder team up again to expose abuse within the religious world of Scientology. Together they are covering new ground, digging deeper than ever into the shocking documents, facts, and stories that will make you wonder how any of this is going on in America today.
The Umbrella Rebellion shares the hosts experience in the ATI/IBLP and Fundamental Cults. They are on a journey of healing, and exposing the teachings that lead to and justify abuse. It is their hope that those that are experiencing abuse can find support and escape from it.
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