Blogs & General Information
- AD1914.com A new website chronicling the changes in Watchtower doctrine over the past century, and telling the stories of some leading activists and thinkers.
- AvoidJW.org A website aimed at innoculating members of the public against Watchtower indoctrination.
- Ex-JW.com A journalistic JW website dedicated to exposing scandals and generally unknown facts about the Watchtower and Jehovah’s Witnesses. Ex-JW.com delves deep and offers personal testimonies from JWs at various stages of their roads to awakening.
- InsideTheWatchtower.com An informative website with a variety of contributors that approaches Watchtower teachings from a critical viewpoint. Includes some personal experiences.
- Jeffro's 607 pages Jeffro is a blogger who focuses his attention on Watchtower’s strange preoccupation with 607 BCE in support of its 1914 teaching.
- Jehovah's Witness Report A new website aiming to offer articles on the latest JW developments.
- Jehovah's Witnesses: A History Dr Jayne Persian, a student of Watchtower history, relives moments in the organization’s past through her blog.
- JW Facepalm A new blog that hopes to be “somewhat of an Understanding Jehovah’s Witnesses for Dummies.”
- JW Stories The brainchild of YouTuber Louise Goode, JWstories is a new website aimed at bringing together the experiences of those whose lives have been affected by Watchtower.
- TAZE Taze.co is a website dedicated to coverage of Jehovah’s Witnesses and Cult news, lifestyle and entertainment from an “apostate” perspective. It is the follow-up project to JW Alumni and is run by Misha Anouk.
- The Watchtower Files Doug Shields was a Witness for 33 years before leaving and being shunned by family and friends. He now runs this interesting and well-presented blog.
- The Watchtower Study A collection of essays on various Watchtower teachings.
- WatchtowerWatch.com An attractive, functional, news-oriented website with a variety of seasoned contributors. WatchtowerWatch keeps abreast of the latest developments in the JW universe.
- X-J-W.org A simple new website offering resources for those with niggling doubts about the organization.
Documents & Research
- JW Facts This is arguably the foremost site if you are seeking a comprehensive and objective rundown of ALL of Watchtower’s more questionable teachings and practices. The articles are well researched and offer a balanced and logical perspective.
- JW Files A smart website offering forensic analysis of Watchtower teachings. Some of the articles are a bit “quote heavy,” but if you’ve got the time, they’ve got the information.
- JW Leaks A bold website with a seemingly deliberate “Anonymous” feel to it, JWleaks goes straight for the jugular with damning documented evidence of Watchtower’s legal entanglements.
- Watchtower Documents LLC Barbara Anderson’s amazing resource for learning the real history of the Watchtower, with reams of documents, newspaper clippings, and old Watchtower publications available for download. Barbara is a former Brooklyn HQ writer and researcher.
- Watchtower Society Quotes A superb selection of extremely embarrassing quotes taken from Watchtower literature listed by topic in alphabetical order. Pour yourself a coffee, put your feet up, and let the laughter commence!
- WTArchive A website offering a number of rare Russell/Rutherford-era documents and publications in PDF form.
Ex-JW forums and support
- Ex Jehovah's Witnesses of Los Angeles If you’re fresh out of indoctrination, and you happen to live in or near Los Angeles, Cynthia Hampton and her friends would love to hear from you.
- Ex-Jehovah's Witness Forum and Recovery Site An Ex-JW forum with over 3,500 members and an emphasis on support and recovery.
- Ex-Jehovah's Witness Meetup Groups A website offering ex-JWs the opportunity to arrange meet-ups in person. So far there are more than 35 groups representing three countries, namely the USA, the UK and Canada.
- Ex-Jehovah's Witness Recovery Group 3 The largest and best-moderated exJW Facebook group, with over 6,000 members. (WARNING: Please make sure you post under a pseudonym or fake account if you are concerned about your privacy.)
- Jehovahs-Witness.com One of the largest and longest-running exJW forums.
- The Broad Road An Ex-JW social network and meet-up community that prefers logical debate over religious evangelism.
- The Ex-JW Reddit Community A mixed bag of JW-related subjects are discussed on the popular social news and entertainment website.
- xjwsforChrist A small forum frequented by Ex-JWs who hold on to their Christian faith.
Ex-JW sites: Atheist
- Alec Holmes XJW Blog Alec Holmes is an ex-Jehovah’s Witness and atheist, and his blog offers his occasionally off-the-wall reflections and observations following his awakening.
- ApostateChick.com Stephanie is a survivor of abuse within the JW religion. Now an atheist, she guides her readers and YouTube viewers through her journey to spiritual and mental freedom.
- Atheist Geek News This is a humorous blog by an atheist ex-Witness, who doesn’t mince his words when giving his take on all things Watchtower related.
- Fugue's Blog Chris Fugue was raised a Witness but disassociated after learning the real truth behind the organization. Now an atheist, he keeps track of his thoughts on his personal blog.
Ex-JW sites: Christian
- Ex Jehovah's Witnesses United in Christ A new website with news, videos, and a forum. Exjws-united.com offers analysis of Watchtower developments from a Christian perspective.
- First and Last “FIRST & Last Ministries is a Christian ministry set up to reach Jehovah’s Witnesses with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.”
- JW Love A denominationally-neutral website set up by Ex-JW Christians.
- JW Struggle This website was set up by an elder who could no longer reconcile his Christian beliefs with the teachings of the Watch Tower Society. He has since been disfellowshipped, as are all those who speak out openly against the organization.
- Reasoning With Jehovah's Witnesses A website set up by a former elder who still maintains his faith in Christ but wants to help JWs find answers.
- TowerWatch Ministries This site aims to help Christians “reach Jehovah’s Witnesses with the Gospel of our savior Jesus Christ.”
- Watchtower Investigated UK A UK website offering a Christian-oriented perspective on JW beliefs and practices.
- Witnesses for Jesus, Inc This website offers a biblical perspective on JW beliefs and practices, but does not “endorse any specific church or religious denomination.”
Ex-JW sites: Legal
- Jehovah's Witness Experts A website offering legal services to former Jehovah’s Witnesses, particularly those fighting child custody battles.
- JW Child Custody JWCC assist with cases regarding custody and various legal issues involving Jehovah’s Witnesses.
Ex-JW sites: Reformist
- AJWRB.org The official website of Associated Jehovah’s Witnesses for Reform on Blood
- JWreform.org The Jehovah’s Witness Reformation Movement is a group of current and former JWs who seem to think the organization still has a role to play in God’s purpose, and that reform from within is possible.
JW-related books and authors
- Anthony Mathenia “Paradise Earth: Day Zero” is Anthony’s intriguing debut novel in which he explores what life would be like for an Armageddon survivor. A review of this book has featured in our “Book Corner” articles.
- Brenda Lee Brenda’s memoir “Out of the Cocoon” is a remarkable story about how a single visit from two seemingly “nice” strangers nearly cost her everything, including her life.
- Brianna Karp “A Girl’s Guide To Homelessness” tells Brianna Karp’s story as a girl raised a Witness who found herself homeless partly due to the Society’s rules on shunning.
- Don Cameron This is the website for Don Cameron’s well-known book “Captives of a Concept,” which overwhelmingly dismantles the Society’s much-vaunted doctrine of the Faithful and Discreet Slave.
- Joanna Foreman Joanna’s book “The Know-It-All Girl” chronicles her journey as a woman escaping the influence of the Watchtower. A review of this book has featured in our “Book Corner” articles.
- Richard E Kelly The official web page of the author of “Growing Up in Mama’s Club” and “The Ghosts From Mama’s Club.” Richard also contributes articles to JWsurvey.
- Steve Hassan Steve Hassan is a cult expert and former Moonie. His website features books and materials that can be used to help loved ones escape the clutches of mind control techniques.
- Truth Be Told is a film that uses revealing interviews with former Witnesses to powerfully demonstrate the more damaging elements of the JW faith.
- Advocates for Awareness of Watchtower Abuses AAWA is a not-for-profit organization that aims to draw attention to the most harmful teachings and practices of the Watch Tower Society. It also offers support to victims of mind control and emotional abuse.
JWsurvey elsewhere online
Official Watchtower-approved pages
Watchtower-related sites and forums in other languages
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