Category Archives: Downsizing

Watchtower News Bulletin: Brooklyn Bethel sale in trouble
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It is becoming increasingly clear that the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society is worried about the amount of money in their piggy bank. Whilst the organisation has always been very opaque as to the status of its finances, it is … Continue reading

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Watchtower’s ‘new light’ scrapheap: The ever-decreasing shelf life of ‘spiritual food’
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The last time I ever set foot in the kingdom hall of an English-speaking congregation was in 2012. It was an excruciating experience. I was fully awakened, and attended only in an ultimately-vain attempt to quiet some of the gossip … Continue reading

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Betrayed and exploited: Dismissed ‘special pioneer’ lashes out against downsizing
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This website recently reported growing resentment among bethelites over the constant downsizing that’s taking place as the Governing Body hoards its dwindling resources in order to complete the Warwick project. Further evidence of this resentment was re-posted on Reddit from … Continue reading

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Watchtower in crisis: Frustration grows at bethel as Governing Body focuses everything on Warwick
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The Watch Tower Society is continuing to hemorrhage information. Hot on the heels of the leak of the annual meeting announcements, yet more details have emerged hinting at growing resentment among bethelites as downsizing intensifies. JWsurvey has been contacted again … Continue reading

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Theocratic Ministry School GONE as 2015 Annual Meeting announcements leaked in advance
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It’s the time of year when Jehovah’s Witnesses worldwide look forward with eager anticipation to Watchtower’s Annual Meeting. Usually hosted at the Jersey City Assembly Hall (or “Stanley Theater”), over recent years the Governing Body has increasingly used the event … Continue reading

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More downsizing on the way? Multiple sources report bethel letter warning of further cuts
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Normally I don’t like to report on stories unless I have confirmation in my hand, be it in the form of a printed letter or leaked recording. But three separate sources have contacted me this evening warning of a special … Continue reading

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Is Watchtower imploding? 10 reasons why the end could be nigh
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For many current and former Jehovah’s Witnesses who find themselves victimized by Watchtower’s cruel cult-like practices, the prospect of witnessing the end of the organization seems too good to be true. Especially when you have spent many years being sold … Continue reading

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New commercial-style standard kingdom hall design unveiled to elders
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On Saturday, January 31st a special meeting was held for all elders in the United States Branch Territory. A letter sent out in advance advised elders that the meeting would be to unveil “a new, dramatically different Kingdom Hall design.” … Continue reading

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More branch closures as Watchtower continues to downsize
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With very little fanfare or ceremony, a further three countries have lost their local Watchtower branches, as the organization continues to quietly downsize operations. Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania have all been stripped of their branch status. Elders in those countries … Continue reading

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Watchtower announces new international conventions while “downsizing” district conventions for 2014
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Watchtower has started recruiting delegates for a fresh round of international conventions in 2014/2015, to be held in eight countries. (To skip straight to the details, please click here) But the news follows revelations that regular district conventions in the … Continue reading

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Watchtower and Awake magazine printing down 39 percent since 2005
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If you are a Witness, probably you will have noticed your Watchtower and Awake! magazines undergo some unexpected changes over the past few years. In 2005 it was announced that, commencing with the first 2006 issue, there would only be … Continue reading

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Branch closures and fire sales – a growing trend for the Society?
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As explained in the previous article, it is becoming increasingly evident that the Watch Tower Society has entered a period of decline. Evidence for this decline may be seen in the drastic downscaling of monthly magazine printing commitments since 2005, … Continue reading

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What does the future hold for the Watch Tower Society?
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Perhaps, like me, you have often pondered the above question many times. Whether you are a devout Jehovah’s Witness, or a former believer – you will occasionally hear of drastic changes being made by the Society, and wonder whether there … Continue reading

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