Jehovah's Witnesses

Who are the Jehovah's Witnesses? - Part 3: Beliefs and practices

Some of the beliefs, practices and observances of Jehovah's Witnesses set them poles apart from other Christian denominations, and it has always been …


Jehovah's Witness note-taking challenged at EU's top court

Notes on door-to-door visits made by members of Jehovah's Witnesses breach EU data privacy law, according to the advocate general of the EU's top …


Jehovah’s Witnesses Banned in Russia for ‘Extremist’ Activity

The Russian Supreme Court banned Jehovah’s witnesses branch with further expropriation of church property and belongings.

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Abuse victim plea for Jehovah's Witness inquiry - BBC News

Victim Peter Saunders spoke at a panel looking into abuse in the organisation<p>A founder of a sexual abuse charity is calling for an inquiry into the Jehovah's Witnesses organisation.<p>Peter Saunders said there should be a "broad" investigation into the religious group which he says has serious …


Jehovah’s Witnesses could face child sex abuse inquiry

Jehovah’s Witnesses are facing the possibility of an independent investigation into allegations of child sex abuse in the church.<p>The Independent …


League for Human Rights presses officials to probe Jehovah’s Witnesses, other religious groups

The call for closer scrutiny of the activities of religious groups came from the secretary general of the League for Human Rights, Kaari Mattila, …


Here’s Everything You Need to Know About Jehovah’s Witnesses (in Five Minutes)

Jehovah's Witnesses believe in ideas that are harmful and illogical. But if you consider leaving, they'll make it as difficult as possible.


Sex abuse cases against Jehovah’s Witnesses church settled

SAN DIEGO — Two men who say they were sexually abused by a leader at Jehovah’s Witnesses congregations in San Diego in the 1990s have settled their …

Jehovah's Witness exemption from conscription deemed prejudicial in "pivotal" ruling

A new court ruled on Friday that the Finnish practice of allowing male Jehovah's Witnesses to avoid conscription is discriminatory.The Helsinki Court …


Woman shunned by Jehovah’s Witnesses kills entire family: cops

A Michigan woman who was reportedly ostracized after she left the Jehovah’s Witnesses killed her entire family before taking her own life, police …


Woman Kills Entire Family After Being Shunned By Jehovah's Witnesses, Says Friend

Lauren and Daniel Stuart reportedly left the religion five years ago and were shunned.<p>A family from the sleepy town of Keego Harbor, Michigan, is …

Friends: Woman killed husband, children after being shunned by Jehovah's Witnesses

Autopsies show a suburban Detroit woman fatally shot her husband, son and daughter before killing herself.<p>The Oakland County medical examiner’s …

Upstate South Carolina

Thousands without power in east Dearborn

Thousands of customers are without power in part of east Dearborn because of an equipment problem, DTE Energy reports on its online outage map.<p>Power …

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Church accused of driving former member to kill her entire family and herself with false accusations of theft

On Friday, police discovered four bodies classified as a triple-murder suicide in a home outside of Detroit. On Sunday, a friend of the family burst …

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Ex-Jehovah’s Witness Kills Family, Then Herself, Possibly Due to Church Shunning

Lauren Stuart killed her family before turning the gun on herself. Friends say it was getting disfellowshipped by the Jehovah's Witnesses that drove …


Friends: Jehovah's Witnesses shunning drove Keego Harbor mom to murder-suicide

At 45, Lauren Stuart appeared to have it all.<p>A successful husband. Two college-educated kids. A modeling portfolio. And a charming home in Keego …


Leaked anti-gay Jehovah’s Witnesses video to be shown to 7 million people

A leaked Jehovah’s Witnesses video that peddles anti-gay views is set to be shown to seven million people.<p>The video starts in a board room meeting …


Popehat's new First Amendment law-podcast is great!

Make No Law is a just-launched podcast hosted by Ken "Popehat" White (previously), a former Federal prosecutor who writes some of the best, most …

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Jehovah's Witnesses cover-up

<b>The Royal Commission formed in Australia</b> in 2013 to investigate how different institutions deal with the sexual abuse of children. The commissioners …


Get Ready to Cringe: Jehovah’s Witnesses Are Warning People Not to Masturbate

We know religious leaders love telling people how, when, and with whom to have sex. But the Jehovah's Witnesses didn't expect these videos to leak.

Episode 16 of the Constitutional podcast: ‘The First Amendment’

In the summer of 1942, two law professors at the University of Pennsylvania penned a prescient article in the Bill of Rights Review. It opened this way:<p>“Seldom, if ever, in the past, has one individual or group been able to shape the course, over a period of time, of any phase of our vast body of …

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Woman attacked three Jehovah's Witnesses with HAMMER after they called at house

A woman faces jail after launching a vicious hammer attack on three Jehovah's Witnesses when they knocked on her front door.<p>Kerry Mitchell picked up …


Woman attacked three Jehovah's Witnesses with a hammer after they knocked on her door

Kerry Mitchell, 44, pleaded guilty to the religiously aggravated attack after they chapped on her door to talk about the Bible.<p>A woman has pleaded …

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Here’s how Brooklyn’s Watchtower building will be fixed up for its transformation to swank offices

New details emerge on Columbia Heights Associates’ planned conversion<p>New details have emerged on the conversion of the Jehovah’s Witnesses Watchtower building complex in Brooklyn Heights. A development consortium known as Columbia Heights Associates, picked up the five-building complex in August …


Atheists Support Abortion Rights More Than Any Other Group (Except One…)

January 22, 2018 by Hemant Mehta<p>When it comes to supporting abortion rights — specifically saying that in most or all cases, abortion should be legal …


How Doctors Keep Jehovah’s Witnesses Alive When They Refuse Blood Transfusions

“I was raised in a religion where blood transfusions were the worst possible thing you could ever do.”<p>The CDC estimates that 5 million Americans receive blood transfusions every year. Some of them are Jehovah’s Witnesses, in spite of a strict edict against the practice in their faith. Most …


Religious sect’s secret sexual abuse documents exposed

Image: Jehovah’s Witnesses official website/<p>The sexual abuse scandals that grabbed Hollywood by the lapels transformed the red carpet into …


Leaked Docs Show Jehovah’s Witnesses Mishandling Child Sex Abuse Cases

Another religious organization mishandled credible assault allegations, and we finally have evidence of it.


New Whistleblower Site FaithLeaks Releases Confidential Documents About Child Sexual Abuse in Jehovah’s Witnesses Community

The founders of MormonLeaks, a transparency organization that has released hundreds of controversial documents related to inner-workings of the …

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New documents about Jehovah’s Witnesses’ sex abuse begin to leak out

Dozens of confidential documents apparently leaked from Jehovah’s Witnesses archives appeared online Tuesday, providing a rare window into how the …