The following information is an important Swiss Press Release of July 8, 2020, translated into English. (Page one contains the basics of the ruling and also provided is a link to the other eight pages.) In addition, find management guidelines contained in “Directions related to COVID-19 Pandemic for Bodies of Elders” at the end of the main text.
In Australia, according to the Mirage news source reports, the Queensland Government is urging participation by all religious organizations and other groups named in the National Redress Scheme. The Government made it clear that includes the New York-based Watchtower’s Australian branch leadership.
On June 28, 2020, Australia’s ABC NEWS reported that Jehovah’s Witnesses and five other institutions were specifically and publicly named by the Australian Federal Government for failing to sign up to the National Redress Scheme for victims of institutional child sexual abuse. Identified organizations had until June 30, 2020, to join the “redress scheme.” They had been warned that the government would identify them and also remove the benefits of their “charitable status.”
The following report presents parts of the speech given by Scott Morrison, the Australian prime minister, as he delivered the “National apology to victims and survivors of institutional child sexual abuse” at Parliament House on October 22, 2018. Several resources that included videos available online and Australian newspaper reports were used to compile the following presentation of his speech. It has been slightly edited for improved readability.
Editor’s note: The following article was published on July 25, 2018, by New Zealand’s The SPINOFF news. We feel that it presents a clear and accurate report and an outline of the issues involved as seen by that country’s population and leaders.
The following article was published by Sputnik International in 2018. We held onto it for longer than normal to see if the situation would change dramatically within a few months. We feel that it has been long enough and now want to share it with our readers. It’s just another example proving the sad fact that child abuse within Jehovah’s Witness congregations was (and continues to be) a problem worldwide.
Caring people who manage the website, Advocates for Jehovah’s Witness Reform on Blood, ( ajwrb.org) have published an important new article titled “Treating Jehovah’s Witness COVID-19 Patients with Convalescent Blood Products.” The article addresses a means for Jehovah’s Witnesses with COVID-19 to benefit from a treatment consistently cited by medical authorities for its potential to save lives. (https://covidplasma.org/)
The events described in the following report began over a year ago. However, we did not receive correspondence with details regarding the court victory until late April 2020. You are about to read a disturbing account of exactly how representatives and elders of Jehovah’s Witnesses tried to intimidate and frighten a child in order to regain control over the adult members of a local Kingdom Hall. Their story follows – exactly as reported to us by the victims…