One big job that EXMNA fulfills is being an outlet for the community members. Ex-Muslims cannot express themselves openly around their family and Muslim friends, because the fear of excommunication is very high. The members come online and if they have to vent, or talk about something personal, they do it on the group. A recent meetup took place in Waterloo, Canada and members had a great time meeting people in similar situations as them.
EXMNA was also buzzing this week about the Bill Nye vs. Ken Ham debate about whether or not creationism holds up in our contemporary, modern, scientific world.
Link to the debate: http://debatelive.org/