Oatmeal and Amaretto: Tales of hypocrisy from the heart of Brooklyn Bethel
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Regular readers of this website will be familiar with former Jehovah’s Witness Howie Tran. Tran served at Brooklyn Bethel for a number of years, eventually ascending to the role of helping aged Governing Body member Karl F. Klein to fulfil … Continue reading

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News Bulletin: Will Jehovah’s Witnesses Provide Charity for Non-JW Refugees? Latest Watchtower Says NO!
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While Jehovah’s Witnesses continue to represent themselves as a charitable religion, their latest Watchtower magazine strongly reminds its followers that any assistance given to refugees be limited to Witnesses only, and that non-Jehovah’s Witnesses be given no material support.   As … Continue reading

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Article in major UK Newspaper: “We need to do more to tackle sex abuse among Jehovah’s Witnesses”
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The Times news organisation, one of the most prestigious and widely read news outlets in the UK, has today carried an article by lawyer Kathleen Hallisey calling for urgent action to address Watchtower’s worldwide ongoing sex abuse scandal. Hallisey is extremely … Continue reading

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Watchtowerdocuments.org provides fascinating coverage of Spanish activist group “AbusosTJ.”
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A very interesting post has gone up on Watchtowerdocuments.org, website of longtime activist and campaigner Barbara Anderson, who has dedicated herself to tackling the issue of Watchtower’s child abuse problem and was one of the very first people to sound … Continue reading

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Guardian newspaper reports concerns over UK Charity Commission Watchtower investigation
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As previously reported on JW Survey, the Charity Commission are investigating Watchtower’s UK arm (which is registered as a UK charity, as is each individual congregation in the UK) in response to a slew of allegations of inappropriate handling of … Continue reading

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Breaking News: Watchtower Announces Strong Warning on JW.org Against Inappropriate Emojis
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We interrupt our regularly scheduled series of articles dealing with child abuse, death from Watchtower’s blood policies, and international news of religious bans and imprisonments to bring you an important announcement: Jehovah’s Witnesses have released a vitally important new worksheet for … Continue reading

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Six former Jehovah’s Witnesses share their stories in powerful new videos
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I was quite lucky, as far as children born into the Jehovah’s Witness religion go. I was born heterosexual. This meant I never had to struggle with being told that my sexual identity was sinful, and that if I wished … Continue reading

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UK Charity Commission posts update for Watchtower Investigation
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As regular readers of JW Survey will know, the UK Charity Commission (the body responsible for overseeing and regulating registered charities in the United Kingdom) have been carrying out an investigation into the UK arm of Watchtower, which is currently … Continue reading

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“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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