Category Archives: Child Abuse

Guardian Newspaper Issues Call to Arms over Jehovah’s Witness Child Sex Abuse Crisis

The Guardian Newspaper, a major UK news organisation, has published an article reporting on the increasing pressure for the UK Jehovah’s Witnesses to undergo official investigation for their failure to deal with internal accusations and instances of child abuse. The … Continue reading


Reclaimed Voices Foundation: Holding Watchtower to Account.

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


Breaking News: Watchtower Surrenders and Settles in Lopez Lawsuit

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


Breaking News: Confidential Watchtower Child Sex Abuse Documents Leaked Online

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


News Bulletin: California Appellate Court Slams Watchtower, Jehovah’s Witnesses Fined, Ordered To Produce Child Abuse Docs

“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


News Bulletin: Australia Amends Working with Children Act – Jehovah’s Witnesses Forced to Comply or Face Severe Penalties

Sample Working With Children Card

On Wednesday September 13th, in a Jehovah’s Witness congregation in Sydney Australia, a Ministerial Servant was appointed. According to a verified source present at this meeting, this announcement had been previously delayed because of the revised Working with Children Act policy, … Continue reading


Jehovah’s Witnesses Release New Child Abuse Reporting Policy: Net Result? – It’s Business as Usual

In a letter dated September 1, 2017, the Governing Body of Jehovah’s Witnesses approved the release of a new Body of Elders letter in the United States, Australia, the U.K., Ghana, and across the globe. This letter is intended to refine … Continue reading


Support the campaign to make IICSA investigate Jehovah’s Witnesses.

There is no longer any room for doubt. The worldwide policies of the Jehovah’s Witnesses on dealing with child abuse are actively endangering children. Jehovah’s Witnesses and child abuse: The facts. In the past three years alone we have seen … Continue reading


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


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


A Revealing Event: London Conference Highlights Child Abuse Among Jehovah’s Witnesses

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


Watchtower updates UK child safeguarding policy. How much has really changed?

A bit of a stir has been made in recent weeks about the latest version of Watchtower’s UK child safeguarding policy, which was revised by the organisation for 2017. For those not aware, every charity in the UK is required … Continue reading


News Bulletin: Fessler Prevails in Jehovah’s Witness Child Abuse Trial, Elder Says: I Learned Clergy Privilege Watching TV, Admits Shredding Files

Trial Summary – Part Two On a blistering summer morning in Reading Pennsylvania.  I crossed the railroad tracks, then Penn Street – coffee, briefcase, and boxed lunch in hand. Just a few steps away from the Sovereign Convention Center, something … Continue reading