Candace R.M. Gorham comes to us via Zoom on Sunday, September 27 to talk about mental health. She joined a charismatic church at the age of 18 and was ordained as an evangelical minister and prophetess. She was called on to cast out demons and conduct faith healings. She was determined to be the minister, wife, and mother that she was sure God had planned her to be. When financial hardship and depression drove her to contemplate suicide, she dove even more deeply into study of the Bible and quickly became disillusioned. Mounting questions regarding the similarities between Jesus and other god legends before him, the nature of god, and concepts of hell and evil were among the issues that caused Candace to eventually reject belief in a deity. She founded the Ebony Exodus Project to explore the reasons record numbers of black women are leaving religion.
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Ms. Gorham is a licensed professional counselor and the author of “The Ebony Exodus Project: Why Some Black Women Are Walking Out on Religion and Others Should, Too.” She is on the advisory council of the Black Humanist Alliance of the American Humanist Association and is a member of the Secular Therapist Project and the Clergy Project. She lives in Durham, North Carolina, with her fourteen-year-old daughter.
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