Ex-Muslims of North America
Members of this group were born or converted into the Islamic faith, but now renounce it. There are local chapters in more than a dozen Canadian and U.S. cites, plus affiliate organizations in several other countries. The website features numerous blogs, a media center, and a newsletter.
They aim to reduce discrimination faced by those who leave Islam, advocate for acceptance of religious dissent, and promote secular values.
EXMNA counter the isolation facing non-theist Ex-Muslims by fostering communities and support networks.
They strive to amplify diverse Ex-Muslim voices and experiences, and stand against those who seek to stifle criticism of Islam.
Ex-Muslims of North America is the first organization of its kind to establish communities exclusive to ex-muslims in order to foster a sense of camaraderie and offer a space free of judgement for lack of religiosity. EXMNA has established local chapters in 18 cities across the United States and Canada, with hundreds of ex-muslims taking part in local meetups.
As part of their mission to raise the voices and ideas of ex-muslims, they launched The Ex-Muslim – the world’s first and only online magazine and blogroll offering a nuanced insight on Islam from former Muslims.
EXMNA representatives speak at conferences across the United States and Canada as well as appear on various media outlets when the opportunity arises.