“It’s okay to say you don’t know:” How a former Jehovah’s Witness broke free from the religion and from suicidal thoughts.
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Many of our readers will be familiar with the youtube channel JW Awake. Run by activist Sean McGee AKA Cappytan (who has previously written for JW Survey) and Trace Gallagher AKA unrepentantjw, the youtube channel in its own words contains “a variety … Continue reading

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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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News article sheds light on Watchtower abuses in Spain
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One of the things I deeply regret is that, to quote Bruce Willis in the film The Fifth Element, I only speak two languages: English and Bad English. As a result, my knowledge of what is taking place around the … Continue reading

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Bad omens for Watchtower as new Yearbook shows decreases for Canada, Australia and much of Europe
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The 2017 Yearbook is now available on JW.org, and the much-anticipated figures in the “Service Year Report” tell the story of an organization that is haemorrhaging members and barely keeping its head above water. Even in the United States of … Continue reading

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2016: The Year In Review – Part Two: Vanishing Books, Blood, Videos, Telly Awards, and Farewell to Brooklyn
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In Part One of our 2016 review, we managed to scrape the surface of some of the more significant articles which dealt with the ongoing and very troubling issues which have plagued the Jehovah’s Witness organization for the past several … 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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The Friday Column: The Ghost of Christmas-That-Never-Was

As I sat looking at the fairy lights on my Christmas tree last week, I accepted that for another year I would feel nothing. Or at least, I would not feel what I am supposed to feel. I put up … 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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JW Survey Results for 2015 and Reflections on 2016
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The year 2016 has seen a tidal wave of news, scandals and controversial topics surrounding Jehovah’s Witnesses. From horrific and seemingly endless child abuse cases to the senseless deaths of Phelicity Sneesby, Éloïse Dupuis and others, the Watchtower organization has, from courtrooms … 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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