Coping with Shunning

By Barbara Anderson
When my husband and I left the religion of Jehovah’s Witnesses (JWs), we, like countless others, lost family members and friends because of the Witnesses shunning doctrine. Each of us has a story to tell as to why we left. Some of us have stories that are similar; others far different. . .

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Court: “Unfair” Church Policy Can Be Overturned

The National Post, a Canadian online news service, reported that a ruling by the Alberta Court of Appeal states that secular courts have the authority to overturn religious edicts in certain situations. That court will allow a Calgary resident to challenge his being disfellowshipped and shunned by his Jehovah’s Witnesses congregation.

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Portuguese Ex-JWs Want to Help Former Faithful

[The following article was forwarded to me from a correspondent in Portugal. The English translation is very rough. Original Portuguese language version follows English version.] By Lusa24 – March, 2012 Ex-Jehovah’s Witnesses met today in Porto, with the goal of creating “an association to help people …

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