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Montana Jury Awards $35 Million to JW Child Abuse Victim

On Wednesday, September 26, 2018, a jury in Montana ruled that the Watchtower Society must pay $35 million to a woman who says the church covered up her childhood sexual abuse. A Montana jury handed down the penalty on behalf of a 21-year-old woman. You can now read the full court order.

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Spain: Ad-Hoc Committee Urges Investigation of Jehovah’s Witness Abuses

We can now add Spain to our list of countries that are taking action against the Watchtower’s treatment of abused children. Former Jehovah’s Witnesses – many who were abused sexually – are taking their message directly to a prosecutor and the Ministry of the Interior. The following article from the Global Chronicle has been translated […]

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U.S. Attorney Launches Child Sexual Abuse Hotline

On October 22, 2018, the U.S. Attorney’s office for the District of Columbia released an announcement that a “hotline” had been created to serve survivors of child sexual abuse by clergy and other responsible members of religious organizations. The department’s action was apparently in response to public outcries for federal and state government leaders and […]

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Jehovah’s Witnesses Face “Worldwide Reckoning”

In a follow-up article that continues his earlier reporting about the recent Jehovah’s Witness sex abuse case heard in Montana, Seaborn Larson of the Missoulian ties up the loose ends and expands upon the longterm effects that the case may have on the Watchtower organization. We present and preserve it for your consideration as follows:

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Over 1000 Abuse Victims Reported in Pennsylvania

On August 14, 2018, Pennsylvania’s Attorney General released an 884-page report that details the results of a comprehensive investigation on the Catholic Church’s sex abuse scandal within that state.

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I Believed I Would Never Die and Other Short Essays

There was a time when I believed I would never die. I literally thought that contrary to the experience of every human in history, I would never have to experience a physical death. That’s not the same as dying and then waking up in Heaven. It truly meant that my human body would never die and […]