Welcome to Watchtower Documents

Barbara AndersonBarbara Anderson was a member of Jehovah’s Witnesses from 1954 to 1997. She worked at Watchtower’s headquarters in Brooklyn, NY, from 1982 to 1992 where during her last three years there, she researched the movement’s official history (published in 1993) and did research as well as wrote a number of articles for their Awake! magazine. Barbara has done extensive research on issues related to child sexual abuse in the religion leading to interviews on major TV and radio programs as an outspoken critic of Jehovah’s Witnesses sexual abuse policies. Link to The Discoveries of Barbara Anderson . . .


Joe and Barbara Anderson near their home (c. 2012)

Joe and Barbara Anderson near their home (c. 2012)

We have so many new projects to share with our visitors that we can hardly wait to announce them all. In the meantime, we would like to thank you for visiting  our website and bearing with us for the past couple of months. It seems like every day brings another news story or a fresh perspective about Jehovah’s Witnesses and the Watchtower. With so much going on with our own lives, it has been hard for us to keep up.

Even though there have not been a lot of new postings or features on Watchtower Documents recently, we have not been idle. We are adding some new contributors with fresh perspectives, insights, and resources to share. In fact, there has been so much information flowing in to us that we will be expanding our footprint in order to get it all sorted, catalogued and available.

As we announced some weeks ago, we have been working in the background to update and modernize this site. Initially, you will see subtle changes and few more new articles being added at a quicker pace. Then the look of the site will change a bit with a fresher and more modern layout and features. By the end of spring 2016, you should see most of the upgrades and new features in place. 

Even now we are continuing to update our post-and-page features, document indexing and search options. We will be expanding our audio-video libraries. You will notice a major redesign to the layout and more accessible page indexing. WTD already has a massive amount of information and hundreds of documents. We have so much more to share with our visitors.

Our plans include automated notifications to our regular readers and subscribers as new material is added. So be sure to watch for new automated subscription options that we’ll soon be offering.

Please feel free to send your comments or suggestions to wtdocs.webmaster@gmail.com.

Barbara, Joe and the WTD Staff

 

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 LATEST NEWS & CURRENT EVENTS

“Brooklyn Girl”

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In May of 2001, I attended a small conference in Soap Lake, Washington, where some thirty former Jehovah’s Witnesses (JWs) were gathered. The conference was sponsored by the late Richard Rawe. Richard was part of a group of former JWs who met once a year …

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BBC Reports: Did JWs Destroy Evidence?

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BBC Radio 4 reported on Sunday, February 14, 2016 that Jehovah’s Witness Kingdom Hall elders in the UK were directed by the Watchtower Society’s headquarters to destroy certain documents that were of particular interest to the Goddard Inquiry investigating child abuse and reporting of criminal …

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Trey Bundy: One Year of Reporting JW Child Abuse

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It’s been one year since Trey Bundy first reported the Watchtower’s child abuse problems. Twelve months ago the Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR) began publishing information about Jehovah’s Witnesses and their cover-up of child sexual abuse on their website, REVEAL. During broadcasts on their radio show, …

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A Special Message from Barbara

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My Dear Friends, As you may be aware, for over 20 years I have been promoting changes to how organizations protect children from sexual abuse through the media and through the legislative and litigation processes. In late October 2015 I asked you to join me …

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