Reclaimed Voices Foundation: Holding Watchtower to Account.
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In recent years, Watchtower’s child abuse crisis has become increasingly common knowledge across the globe. In Australia, we have seen a Royal Commission undertake two separate investigations into the religion’s handling of child abuse, discovered that over one thousand JW … Continue reading

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Leaked 2018 convention videos celebrate anti-LGBTQ bigotry, unquestioning obedience and doomsday fear-mongering
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In recent years, videos have become integral to the way Jehovah’s Witnesses receive information from their leaders the Governing Body, or “faithful slave.” Nowhere is the explosion in the use of visual media more apparent than at Watchtower’s annual regional … Continue reading

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Goodbye Jehovah, Hello Courtroom – Watchtower Brings Lawsuit Against Publishing Company
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Goodbye Jehovah

On December 29th, 2017, Watchtower attorney Armin Pikl filed a lawsuit against Rowohlt Publishing Company, the highly regarded publishing house in Germany which produced the acclaimed book Goodbye Jehovah!, authored by former Jehovah’s Witness Misha Verollet. The autobiographical novel is subtitled “How I … Continue reading

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Astonishing Watchtower Bethel Sex Regulations Videos Leaked
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Two absolutely jaw-dropping official Jehovah’s Witness videos have just been leaked. Intended for audiences at the religion’s various headquarters around the world, known inside the religion as “bethels,” the two videos lay out in excruciating detail a series of rules … Continue reading

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Breaking News: Watchtower Announce Kenneth Cook as Eighth Governing Body Member
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JW.org has just announced that an additional eighth member of the Governing Body has been appointed: longtime writing committee helper Kenneth Cook. This is the first new appointment since that of Mark Sanderson in 2012, and the first notable change … Continue reading

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Former Jehovah’s Witnesses share their stories in powerful new Faith to Faithless Videos
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For some, the choice to leave a religion may involve nothing more than changing their mind as to what they believe to be true, and perhaps changing the box they tick on a census form. Yet for others, the cost can … Continue reading

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Breaking News: Watchtower Surrenders and Settles in Lopez Lawsuit
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Longtime readers of JW Survey will be aware of the ongoing lawsuit against the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society from Jose Lopez. Lopez is one of a number of abuse survivors who was assaulted as a child by Jehovah’s Witness … Continue reading

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Breaking News: Confidential Watchtower Child Sex Abuse Documents Leaked Online
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There has been another development in Watchtower’s ongoing child sex abuse scandal; a large number of previously unseen and confidential Watchtower documents have been released online by the non-profit organisation FaithLeaks, which seeks to expose corruption and abuse inside religious … Continue reading

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Watchtower Says: Beware The Danger of Women Singing Instructions at Men!
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There’s a phrase known as Poe’s Law. If you’ve never heard of it, it’s an adage used to describe a situation where a person or organisation has become so absurd in thier actions or words that they have become indistinguishable from … Continue reading

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Jehovah’s Witnesses, Christmas, and the Grinch
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In 1957, the acclaimed children’s author Dr. Seuss penned a beloved classic, the tale of a grumpy green monster whose shoes and heart were too small or too tight to tolerate the evil holiday known as Christmas. Oh the commercialism, … Continue reading

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News Bulletin: California Appellate Court Slams Watchtower, Jehovah’s Witnesses Fined, Ordered To Produce Child Abuse Docs
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“Watchtower has abused the discovery process. It has zealously advocated its position and lost multiple times. Yet, it cavalierly refuses to acknowledge the consequences of these losses and the validity of the court’s orders requiring it to produce documents…And, in … Continue reading

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Results of the 2016 Global Survey of Jehovah’s Witnesses
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As I write this article, 2017 is drawing to a close, having witnessed its own fair share of major changes within the Watchtower organization – so much so that the team here at JWsurvey are struggling to keep pace! Over … Continue reading

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News Bulletin: 2017 Film “Apostasy” Premieres in Toronto, Spain, and London
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Apostasy

The beginning of September saw the unveiling of a new film with a unique single-word title: Apostasy. A word which has little meaning or function to most people,  but to Jehovah’s Witnesses, apostasy is Kryptonite.  It is the ultimate sin. … Continue reading

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