Tags: Jehovah's Witnesses

Upset girl

Fundamentalists are still being given too much of a free pass on child abuse

Posted: Wed, 08 Sep 2021 by Richard Scorer

The IICSA inquiry's latest report on child abuse in religious organisations and settings provides welcome evidence of significant problems – but is still too light on much-needed solutions, says Richard Scorer. Read More »

Tags: Child Abuse, Jehovah's Witnesses

Jehovah's Witnesses hall

The child abuse inquiry has been too deferential to the Jehovah’s Witnesses

Posted: Wed, 25 Aug 2021 by Lloyd Evans

Next week the IICSA inquiry will publish a report into the Jehovah's Witnesses. This can only be damning. But the inquiry hasn't gathered the evidence needed to root out abuse within the organisation, writes Lloyd Evans. Read More »

Tags: Child Abuse, Jehovah's Witnesses

Blood transfusion

The state mustn’t allow children to die for their stated religious beliefs

Posted: Thu, 26 Nov 2020 by Dr Antony Lempert

As the High Court considers whether to let a girl from a Jehovah's Witness community refuse blood transfusions, Dr Antony Lempert says the precedent of overriding a child's refusal of lifesaving treatment should be upheld. Read More »

Tags: Children's rights & welfare, Healthcare, Jehovah's Witnesses, Law

Jehovah's Witnesses Hall

The harm caused by Jehovah’s Witnesses shows charity law reform is urgently needed

Posted: Tue, 26 Mar 2019 by Lloyd Evans

The Jehovah's Witnesses organisation causes serious abuse and harm, says Lloyd Evans. Its charitable status should be revoked – and society should stop assuming religious organisations only have good intentions. Read More »

Tags: Charity, Jehovah's Witnesses

Review: The Children Act

Review: The Children Act

Posted: Thu, 08 Nov 2018 by Emma Park

Emma Park says Ian McEwan's book and the film it has inspired prompt the questions of what the state should do when a young person's religion conflicts with their welfare, and how this affects religious freedom.

This review contains spoilers.

Does the state... Read More »

Tags: Children's rights & welfare, Freedom of religion or belief, Jehovah's Witnesses, Reviews