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Bearing Witness: Exposing the secretive world of the Jehovah’s Witnesses

“Everybody thinks that Jehovah’s Witnesses are just lovely people, friendly, nice-looking people, maybe a bit quirky, who knock on doors. And it’s very difficult to help people understand just how dangerous this group is.”   Former Jehovah’s Witness

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Jehovah’s Witnesses Reject Australia’s Redress Scheme

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 […]

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Watchtower Continues to Unload Kingdom Halls for “Relief Work”

We stumbled across another of our “lost in the growing stack” of past news tips and came across this gem of a report from Lower Saucon Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania. It’s not so much about the news and the fact that the Watchtower was selling another Kingdom Hall, but rather their reasoning and explanation for […]

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Jehovah’s Witnesses Double Down on Scripture They Quote to Ignore Child Abuse

[Trey Bundy: November 9, 2017] What should Jehovah’s Witnesses do if they think someone they know has sexually abused a child, but no one was there to see it? Nothing.

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UK Charity Commission Press Release: Investigation leads to improvements in safeguarding at Jehovah’s Witnesses charity

From: The Charity Commission Published:26 July 2017 The charity regulator reports on its investigation into Manchester New Moston Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses:

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Jehovah’s Witnesses Fail to Block UK Abuse Inquiry

Leaders of a Manchester (England) Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses failed in their efforts to avoid a government investigation of the way it managed allegations of sexual abuse by (or involving) its members. Claiming “religious discrimination,” the overseers (“elders”) of the congregation failed to make their case before a regional judge.

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Barbara’s Review of JWs’ 2017 UK Child Abuse Policy

After reviewing Jehovah’s Witnesses’ 2017 Child Safeguarding Policy for the UK and Ireland, I have one question: When will stubborn Watch Tower leaders and legal departments instruct elders to stop trying to investigate child abuse allegations and immediately call the authorities? Supposedly the 2017 CSP (Child Safeguarding Policy) improves on current JW policies, making them […]

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Trey Bundy Explains How JW Leaders Hide Child Abuse Secrets

KPBS Radio, a public service of San Diego University, interviewed Trey Bundy on December 12, 2016, and then followed up by releasing an online audio version of the program. We will try to provide the original audio when available, but you can hear it for yourself by following the link provided below to the original […]