What do you do if you’re a preacher but you don’t believe in god?
Brendan is a pastor in a small, evangelical church, and he has a secret.He doesn’t believe in God anymore. His wife is still a true believer – and she just told the wrong person.
Losing Our Religion is a feature length documentary about preachers who are not believers, and what atheists do when they miss 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 still undercover. Many members find themselves trapped, facing the dilemma of either living a lie, or losing their job, community and even home and family.
Featuring such well-known figures as Gretta Vosper, Daniel Dennett, Richard Dawkins, and Dan Barker, Losing Our Religion is ultimately a documentary about community and acceptance.
As events unfold that change lives forever, their stories also connect with secular communities that are growing in surprising places. New groups are experimenting in ways to have church without god, and asking the same question as unbelieving clergy – “what’s next?”
When & Where
The documentary will be screened at Carlton Cinemas at 1:30 and 6:30 PM from October 6 to 12; with an onstage Q&A on October 6 & 7 at 6:30 PM with co-Directors Leif Kaldor and Leslea Mair, former Clergy Project Executive Director Catherine Dunphy, and researcher / author Linda LaScola.
Child & Senior: $6
Purchased at Carlton Cinema’s Website or at the door