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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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Are Jehovah’s Witnesses “morally failing” children?

BBC: Religious groups in UK failing children over sex abuse, report says The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA), having examined 38 groups, including Jehovah’s Witnesses, said some religious organisations in England and Wales were “morally failing” children. See also, How does the inquiry into historical child sexual abuse work?

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The Truth Project

A REPORT FROM THE UK The Truth Project offers victims and survivors of child sexual abuse the chance to share their experiences and be heard with respect. It is part of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse. Your experiences and suggestions help us recommend changes to protect children from abuse. We encourage you to take […]

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Uneven Child Abuse Coverage in Australia?

On July 24, 2020, Catholic Weekly published an article by Margaret Doumit for their Australian readers. She pointed out that media reporting was clearly unbalanced because they compared the number of wrongful acts by the Catholic Church within the country to similar child abuse cases by Jehovah’s Witnesses.

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Three Abused as Children Tell Their Stories

Do we really have any idea how many children have been mistreated and sexually abused over the past fifty or sixty decades? Not unlike a horrific disease that can not be seen or detected until thousands have been infected, child abuse involving Jehovah’s Witness youth and families seems to have been, and continues to be, […]

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The Netherlands: Watchtower Leaders Refuse to Cooperate

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 […]

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Justice Served in Northern Ireland

In a news article published by The Belfast Telegraph and reprinted by Moose Gazette on November 27, 2019, reporter Charles Henry reported that “A woman abused as a child by a fellow Jehovah’s Witness during Bible study classes bravely spoke out about her “life-wrecking experience.” Laura Waring courageously waived her right to anonymity after her […]

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Yakima, Washington: JW Rapist Sentenced to Five Years in Prison

NBC NEWS in Yakima, Washington reported that “A man who pleaded guilty to raping two underage girls he met at the Jehovah’s Witness congregation they all belonged to has been sentenced to five years in prison. Elihu Rodriguez, 32, of Yakima, Washington, was given five years, the maximum sentence prosecutors had recommended after Rodriguez agreed […]