We are so excited you found The Bearing Witness Project! As you might already know, we exist with the mission to equip communities to recognize and understand the harm of religious and spiritual trauma and to take compassionate action to prevent and heal. The primary way we plan on facilitating this discussion is through our podcast series which is currently in development.
We believe that religious and spiritual trauma are preventable and that healing is possible. But this process requires difficult conversations, discomfort, and communal reckoning of the harm we have caused individually and as a community. So if you are a survivor of religious and spiritual trauma, a leader and member in your faith community, a mental health professional, or just someone who wants to learn more about how to support people impacted by this - The Bearing Witness Project is for you!
As you wait for the release of the podcast, check out our Values page to get a sense of what our core values, assumptions, and guiding principles are. Please let us know if you have any questions and spread the word!