Category Archives: Child Abuse

Spanish Newspaper Cronica Global joins list of news organisations reporting Watchtower child abuse scandal.
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News coverage of Watchtower’s child abuse controversy continues to circulate around the globe, and the latest news organisation to carry an article on the subject is the Spanish language Cronica Global. Carrying the headline “Jehovah’s Witnesses decree that cases of … Continue reading

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Animated film sheds light on Watchtower’s “two witness rule.”
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One of the most controversial stories to have impacted Watchtower in recent years has been the scandal over their handling of child sex abuse within the Witness community. Many news outlets have covered this issue, from the BBC to the Guardian, … Continue reading

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2016: The Year In Review – Part One: Jehovah’s Witnesses and Child Abuse
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As we say goodbye to 2016 and welcome a new year, we reflect on the events which captured our attention during the past 12 months – both good and bad – and ponder what might become of the year 2017. … Continue reading

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Governing Body Member Tony Morris Flees a Journalist In The Street
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Readers of JW Survey will be familiar with the work of Trey Bundy, an investigative reporter working for the Reveal News organisation. Bundy has been tireless in trying to bring to light the truth behind multiple and long standing accusations … Continue reading

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NEWS BULLETIN: Australian Government Issues Report Condemning Jehovah’s Witnesses’ Sexual Abuse Policies
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The criticisms of Jehovah’s Witnesses and their various regulations, from handling of child abuse matters to the prevention of medically accepted procedures such as the transfusion of blood, have resulted in a “smear” campaign against opposers of Witness policies. Those … Continue reading

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Australian Royal Commission puts Watchtower back under microscope.
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July of 2015 saw the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society endure one of the most controversial and shocking events in its history: Case Study 29. Part of the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, Case Study 29 was … Continue reading

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Jehovah’s Witness Elders Accused of Playing Rape Recording to Victim
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Not a month goes by without fresh media claims about Watchtower’s mishandling of alleged sexual assault. This past year alone has seen multiple instances where victims brought Watchtower before various courts to face damning evidence that its controversial policies when dealing … Continue reading

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News Bulletin: UK inquiry into child sexual abuse requesting submissions
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In 2015, Watchtower was brought before the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, and was found so badly wanting that Justice McClellan, who was presiding over the case study, declared that the Commission had not encountered any … Continue reading

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Disturbing footage of convicted JW pedophile engaged in door to door work goes online
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Disturbing footage has come to light that apparently shows a Jehovah’s Witness with a criminal record for sexually assaulting a child, engaged in the door to door preaching work. The footage was posted on YouTube today, and shows a man answering … Continue reading

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NEWS BULLETIN: Watchtower Releases Updated Child Abuse Directive to Elders; Lack of Adequate Policy Change Continues To Endanger Jehovah’s Witness Minors
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In a newly released letter to all elders dated August 1st 2016, The Christian Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses has once again revised its instructions to elders on dealing with allegations of child abuse. Unfortunately, the changes are completely inert, failing … Continue reading

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News Bulletin: Watchtower again loses legal fight to stop UK Charity Commission Investigation
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Regular readers will recall that the UK Charity Commission is currently undertaking a statutory investigation of Watchtower’s UK arm, which is currently registered as a UK charity, and also of the New Moston Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses, also registered as … Continue reading

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News Bulletin: Secret Watchtower documents once again demanded in new US court case.
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Only last week, we reported upon the latest development in the lawsuit that abuse survivor Jose Lopez is bringing against the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society. Lopez was abused by Jehovah’s Witness Elder Gonzalo Campos, and alleges that Watchtower’s controversial policies … Continue reading

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News Bulletin: Watchtower Faces Dilemma in Sex Abuse Ruling
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Regular readers of JW Survey may recall the 2014 landmark court case of Jose Lopez in the US. The JW Survey coverage of the case can be found here, but to cut a long story short, Lopez had been repeatedly … Continue reading

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