Reclaimed Voices Foundation Sends Powerful Open Letter To Watchtower
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The Reclaimed Voices Foundation, an organisation in the Netherlands that supports survivors of child sex abuse inside the Jehovah’s Witnesses, has sent a powerful open letter to the Dutch branch of the religion. In recent months, the Dutch public and … Continue reading

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Shunning, Depression and “Armageddon Loophole” lead to tragic JW Murder/Suicide.
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On the 16th of February 2018, Lauren Stuart shot dead her husband and two children before turning the gun on herself. The killings, which have been widely reported upon, shocked the community of Keego Harbour, Michigan USA, and seemed deeply … Continue reading

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The Friday Column: Whatever Happened to Watchtower’s Tact?
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Watchtower’s book Benefit From Theocratic Ministry School Education, which instructs Witnesses on how to discuss their faith with others, features the chapter “Tactful yet Firm.” In the introductory box, “What do you need to do?” it states  “Show discretion in … Continue reading

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Guardian Newspaper Issues Call to Arms over Jehovah’s Witness Child Sex Abuse Crisis
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The Guardian Newspaper, a major UK news organisation, has published an article reporting on the increasing pressure for the UK Jehovah’s Witnesses to undergo official investigation for their failure to deal with internal accusations and instances of child abuse. The … Continue reading

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Reclaimed Voices Foundation: Holding Watchtower to Account.
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In recent years, Watchtower’s child abuse crisis has become increasingly common knowledge across the globe. In Australia, we have seen a Royal Commission undertake two separate investigations into the religion’s handling of child abuse, discovered that over one thousand JW … Continue reading

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Leaked 2018 convention videos celebrate anti-LGBTQ bigotry, unquestioning obedience and doomsday fear-mongering
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In recent years, videos have become integral to the way Jehovah’s Witnesses receive information from their leaders the Governing Body, or “faithful slave.” Nowhere is the explosion in the use of visual media more apparent than at Watchtower’s annual regional … Continue reading

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Goodbye Jehovah, Hello Courtroom – Watchtower Brings Lawsuit Against Publishing Company
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Goodbye Jehovah

On December 29th, 2017, Watchtower attorney Armin Pikl filed a lawsuit against Rowohlt Publishing Company, the highly regarded publishing house in Germany which produced the acclaimed book Goodbye Jehovah!, authored by former Jehovah’s Witness Misha Verollet. The autobiographical novel is subtitled “How I … Continue reading

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Astonishing Watchtower Bethel Sex Regulations Videos Leaked
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Two absolutely jaw-dropping official Jehovah’s Witness videos have just been leaked. Intended for audiences at the religion’s various headquarters around the world, known inside the religion as “bethels,” the two videos lay out in excruciating detail a series of rules … Continue reading

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Breaking News: Watchtower Announce Kenneth Cook as Eighth Governing Body Member
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JW.org has just announced that an additional eighth member of the Governing Body has been appointed: longtime writing committee helper Kenneth Cook. This is the first new appointment since that of Mark Sanderson in 2012, and the first notable change … Continue reading

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Former Jehovah’s Witnesses share their stories in powerful new Faith to Faithless Videos
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For some, the choice to leave a religion may involve nothing more than changing their mind as to what they believe to be true, and perhaps changing the box they tick on a census form. Yet for others, the cost can … Continue reading

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Breaking News: Watchtower Surrenders and Settles in Lopez Lawsuit
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Longtime readers of JW Survey will be aware of the ongoing lawsuit against the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society from Jose Lopez. Lopez is one of a number of abuse survivors who was assaulted as a child by Jehovah’s Witness … Continue reading

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Breaking News: Confidential Watchtower Child Sex Abuse Documents Leaked Online
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There has been another development in Watchtower’s ongoing child sex abuse scandal; a large number of previously unseen and confidential Watchtower documents have been released online by the non-profit organisation FaithLeaks, which seeks to expose corruption and abuse inside religious … Continue reading

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Watchtower Says: Beware The Danger of Women Singing Instructions at Men!
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There’s a phrase known as Poe’s Law. If you’ve never heard of it, it’s an adage used to describe a situation where a person or organisation has become so absurd in thier actions or words that they have become indistinguishable from … Continue reading

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