The following links will take you to websites that I feel I can recommend. They offer interesting information, recent news, and lively discussions about what is currently going on in the world of Jehovah’s Witnesses – Barbara Anderson [revised 11/19/2018]
RomyMaple.com is a new website Romy Maple created to build awareness about child sexual abuse and, hopefully, show ways to a better and happier life for survivors. This website showcases and links to reputable non-profits that Romy has researched and have personally helped her. She is confident that they can help other abuse victims too! A&E featured her story on its “Cults and Extreme Beliefs” series with Elizabeth Vargas. Response from viewers for the program was enormous. It became clear to her that she needed a website to handle the sheer volume of inquiries and comments. Visit RomyMaple.com »
Advocates for Jehovah’s Witness Reform on Blood is a diverse group of Witnesses from many countries. Some are presently serving as elders and Hospital Liaison Committee members or have previously served in that capacity. Others are from the medical field or have friends or relatives who are Witnesses. All have volunteered their time and energies in an effort to bring about an end to a tragic and misguided policy that has claimed thousands of lives, many of them children. Visit AJWRB.org »
AAWA, Advocates for Awareness of Watchtower Abuses, is a non-profit group of volunteers who work to both expose and change Watchtower policies that allow for the protection of pedophiles and abusers of women and children, while restricting access to blood transfusion therapy and higher education to its members. AAWA also stands against the Watchtower’s use of extreme shunning and loss of family relationships for those who have left the organization or choose to think for themselves. Visit AAWA.co »
The VAA website is the first to offer online support for ex and questioning Jehovah’s Witnesses. The site provides the first toll-free support line. Ex-JWs (who are professionals) provide expert counseling. The site also provides information for local support groups that are aimed at helping ex-JW’s rebuild their social structure. The VAA website features an impressive media section that includes a whistleblowing area entitled “WT Uncensored.” There are featured films and documentaries that spotlight other activist YouTube channels. Visit Vast Apostate Army.com »
Jehovah’s Witness Discussion Forum has been online in various formats for well over ten years and has thousands of members from around the world posting and replying to a multitude of subject threads 24 hour a day. Visitors discuss anything relating to Jehovah’s Witnesses and the WatchTower Bible and Tract Society – or whatever is happening in the world news that day. Some discussions can get a little heated, but most are friendly. Site recently moved to new domain and has been completely redesigned. Visit Jehovahs-Witness.com »
Expert Custody Consultants, “The Best In Jehovah’s Witness Case Strategy.” This website is home to Duane Magnani, the author of thirty published books and manuals. He is the creator and researcher for three popular videos and many shorter studies on the subject of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Among his writings are three books that focus specifically on the topic of Jehovah’s Witnesses’ children. Two of them involve the JW lifestyle and involvement in custody cases. Visit Jehovah’s Witness Experts »
JWfacts concentrates on three areas in connection with the Watchtower: (1) With its history of significant errors and changes, can God be directing the Watchtower Society? (2) Is the Watchtower being honest when quoting secular sources and presenting its own history? And, (3) Are current Watchtower doctrines and practices justified Biblically? This site has become the “go-to place” for straightforward and well-documented presentation of the facts about Jehovah’s Witnesses. Visit JWFacts.com »
JWsurvey began as a simple site offering access to a survey of both current and former Jehovah’s Witnesses. Its purpose was clear: To give voiceless JWs a safe but public way to express their true feelings and experiences. Critics were initially tough on the founder (“Cedars”) and gave both the site and the survey little support. Offers a broad selection of news, commentary, and multimedia. Now at the top in its category, with 5000 hits a day and nearly 6 million since going online in late 2011. Excellent multimedia and guest postings as well. Visit JWsurvey »
JW Victims was created by “Alexandra James” as a newsworthy and supportive website focusing on the victims of Watchtower Society’s dangerous and destructive policies. The site is expansive and effective on several levels. Besides being educational in a broader sense, the site publishes and points to real life accounts of abuse, shunning, and mistreatment of current and former Jehovah’s Witneses who want to be free of a truly dangerous cult. The site provides legal contacts and other helpful and informative references. Visit JWVictims.org »
Open Minds Foundation is a charitable organization established in 2014. Their goal is to raise awareness of undue influence, reduce its prevalence and effectiveness, and ultimately diminish its application from society. Millions of people are encouraged to act against their own better interests without knowing it through the application of undue influence – a technique mostly overlooked and misunderstood, but effectively used by religious, political, and activist groups to achieve their goals. Visit Open Minds Foundation »
WTS Archive is a relatively new website that is served from Poland and provides both English and Polish translations. Like JWfacts.com, this site has one objective – let the Watchtower speak for itself and thereby expose its own weaknesses, lack of logic and a history of inconsistent rules and teachings. The site has a limited collection of older (before 2000) publications and internal letters and documents that are hard to find from any other resource. This is a site that definitely deserves your attention. Visit WTS Archive »
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