BBC radio program highlights Watchtower child abuse failings

On April 26 of 2017, Investigative Journalist Trey Bundy and Reveal media, in partnership with the law firm UK law firm Bolt Burdon Kemp, organised a landmark conference in London entitled: Bringing Abuse to Light: A convening to address the Jehovah’s … Continue reading

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JW.org releases new homophobic video “Remember the Wife of Lot”
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The Jehovah’s Witness religion has long been known for its vocal disapproval of the LGBT community. On a doctrinal level it teaches that any practicing homosexuals are sinful and deserve to die, and that very soon God will kill any such … Continue reading

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Watchtower whitewashes failed 1975 prophecy in 2017 convention video
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The Watchtower Bible and Tract Society is notable for making prophetic statements that fail to come to pass. From foretelling the resurrection of ancient bible characters into 1920’s San Diego, to predicting 1874 being the start of Christ’s second coming, a close … Continue reading

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JW Survey Welcomes New Global Survey Editor
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JW Survey

Since 2011, The Global Survey launched by this website has been the cornerstone upon which JW Survey has built an important online link between current and former Jehovah’s Witnesses, and the doctrines which control every aspect of their lives. Following … Continue reading

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2017 Watchtower convention: Children must “dress modestly” to avoid sexual assault.

Anyone who types the words “Jehovah’s Witnesses” into google these days will quickly see that many of the search results relate to some form of child abuse, be it a major payout from Watchtower to an abuse survivor, a news … Continue reading

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Entire set of 2017 “Don’t Give Up” convention outlines leaked online.

In 2016, the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society held a series of global conventions that proved to be some of the most controversial in it’s recent history. Spanning three days, the convention program included talks and instruction videos that placed … Continue reading

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A Revealing Event: London Conference Highlights Child Abuse Among Jehovah’s Witnesses
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I have sat through many Jehovah’s Witness conventions and assemblies over the years. Without exception, the time always seemed to pass very slowly and, even at my most indoctrinated, I would catch myself counting the hours and minutes before the seemingly … Continue reading

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The Friday Column: Are you still in the cage?

Growing up within the JW world, particularly as a woman, you got used to boundaries, to barriers, and to being told all the things you CANNOT do. From pre-marital sex, to seeking higher education, to flipping a pancake on Shrove Tuesday, … Continue reading

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Banning Witnesses: Making a bad situation worse.
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Shunning. The refusal of blood transfusions. The deliberate refusal to report child abuse to the authorities. These are probably the three most harmful practices that the Watchtower organisation is guilty of. The Unholy Trinity, if you will. Granted, there are many more problems … Continue reading

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UK Guardian Newspaper reports new defeat for Watchtower in Charity Commission investigation

The UK Guardian newspaper has reported on fresh developments in the UK Charity Commission investigation into Watchtower. Regular readers of JW Survey will be aware that the UK Charity Commission is investigating Watchtower’s UK arm over it’s alleged handling of … Continue reading

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Echoes of the 1930s as Governing Body asks Jehovah’s Witnesses to mobilize for letter-writing campaign
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As the threat of a total ban on their activities in Russia looms closer, 8 million Jehovah’s Witnesses have been asked by their leaders, the Governing Body, to participate in a letter-writing campaign protesting the infringement of religious freedoms. A press … Continue reading

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Case Study 54 – The analysis begins

On March 10th 2017, the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society was called back before The Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sex Abuse. Watchtower had previously appeared before the Commission in Case Study 29, where its policies and … Continue reading

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Royal Commission Case Study 54: What to expect

With Case Study 54 only a few days away, a lot of discussion has been circulating as to exactly what we can expect when Watchtower appears once again before the Australian Royal Commission. I‘ve decided to chip in a few … Continue reading

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