Shunning & Ostracism Child Abuse Depression & Suicide
Shunning & Ostracism
There are millions of victims of Jehovah's Witnesses' extreme form of shunning. To end the cruelty, one must return to being an active member in the church, or die.
Child Abuse
Tens of thousands of children within Jehovah's Witnesses have been sexually abused. Many victims are told to "wait on Jehovah" as a way for the problem to be covered up.
Depression & Suicide
The beliefs, doctrines and practices of Jehovah's Witnesses can induce mental illness, particularly for those who are required to shun close family members as a means to coerce estranged loved ones to return.


There are millions of victims of shunning from Jehovah's Witnesses worldwide.

Countless victims of child abuse within Jehovah's Witnesses never get justice.

Jehovah's Witnesses make martyrs of even children with their prohibition on blood.

Jehovah's Witnesses manipulate millions of loyal & obedient adherents.

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Important studies that show the impact of Jehovah's Witnesses' beliefs, doctrines and practices on members and former members.

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    A Loving Provision

    Explores the long-term impact of chronic ostracism in former members of the Jehovah’s Witnesses who were disfellowshipped from the religious group.

  • 2

    Emotional Forecasting of Happiness

    Explores which group-based emotion regulation goals and strategies are offered in the group culture of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

  • 3

    Managing Familial & Religious Ostracism

    This research project attempts to explore the challenges faced by Jehovah’s Witnesses and their transition to disfellowshipped individuals facing familial and religious ostracism. 

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