Child sexual abuse inquiry to be held into religious organisations

Investigation will include Christian, Islamic, Jewish and Buddhist organisations The Guardian Harriet Sherwood Religion correspondent @harrietsherwood Child sexual abuse in a wide range of religious organisations and settings, including Jehovah’s Witnesses and Buddhists, is to be scrutinised in an official inquiry. The investigation by the independent inquiry into child sexual abuse...

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Are Jehovah’s Witnesses Extremists?

ForbesEwelina U. Ochab Contributor Are Jehovah’s Witnesses extremists? Russian courts certainly think so. On April 1, 2019, Sergey Skrynnikov, a practicing Jehovah’s Witness in Russia, became the second member of the religious group to be convicted under Article 282.2 of the Russian Criminal Code. Skrynnikov had allegedly done nothing more than...

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More than 70 Jehovah’s Witness sexual abuse victims speak up after Belgian documentary

Thursday, 04 April 2019 Maïthé ChiniThe Brussels Times More than 70 victims of sexual abuse within the Jehovah’s Witnesses have come forward with their stories since the public network aired a documentory about it last week, reports the nonprofit organisation Reclaimed Voices Belgium. The documentary brought to light that the...

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A Secret Database of Child Abuse

A former Jehovah’s Witness is using stolen documents to expose allegations that the religion has kept hidden for decades. THE ATLANTICMARCH 2019DOUGLAS QUENQUA In March 1997, the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society, the nonprofit organization that oversees the Jehovah’s Witnesses, sent a letter to each of its 10,883 U.S. congregations,...

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Persecutors Pile on Jehovah’s Witnesses, in Russia and Worldwide

National Review By DOUG BANDOW March 1, 2019 Even Putin has suggested that the campaign against the religious minority may be unwarranted. Christians are the most widely persecuted religious believers around the globe. They are the most numerous people of faith worldwide. They also tend to evangelize, threatening established religions. Moreover,...

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California court upholds $4 million sex abuse judgment against Jehovah’s Witnesses Watchtower organization

Legal News Line FILINGS By Karen Kidd | Dec 28, 2018 RIVERSIDE, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – A California appeals court has affirmed a more than $4 million judgment against the nation’s leading body of Jehovah’s Witnesses in favor of a woman who claims she was molested as a child in by a church...

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