Welcome

This website was founded by dedicated, baptized Jehovah's Witnesses. Its mission is to reveal documents, files, and publications that are kept secret from the vast majority of Jehovah's Witnesses, particularly vulnerable persons and women. The purpose is to encourage honesty and transparency in a religious group that considers itself God's organization on Earth - Matthew 24:45; Mark 4:22.
Announcements and Reminders

Announcements

Since 2018, the Jehovah's Witnesses' leaders from the World Headquarters in New York have been issuing Announcements & Reminders to Congregations. This includes instructions for elders' eyes only. We make the instructions available to all.

Elders Textbooks

The Watch Tower, the organization behind Jehovah's Witnesses, has issued various textbooks that are intended to be kept secret from the ordinary members, especially women. All Jehovah's Witnesses should have access to these publications.

Policy Letters

Policy Letters

Prior to the issuance of Announcements & Reminders, letters were issued with the relevant letterhead from the branch that issued the letter. Most of these were for elders' eyes only. We have collected hundreds of these letters for you to read.

Watchtower Documents

Documents

Locate and download documents relating to assemblies & conventions, blood & medicine, branch procedures, child sexual abuse, child custody, circuit overseers & elders, donations, pioneers & special pioneers, volunteering and much more.

The Telegraph's

Call Bethel

Episode 1: The Tip-Off

Episode 2: Missing Pieces

Note: Investigations like this are only possible with the support of subscribers to The Telegraph. Please consider becoming a subscriber to support this type of professional journalism. AvoidJW.org strongly condemns all methods used to circumvent the subscription process to read these articles that involved hundreds of hours in research, investigation and production. 

Resource for Independent Sexual Violence Advisers (ISVAs)

LimeCulture has launched a  resource for Independent Sexual Violence Advisers (ISVAs) as part of the National ISVA Co-ordinator (NISVAC) Service pilot in the United Kingdom.

The NISVAC Service has been working in partnership with advocates from the Jehovah’s Witnesses Community (including former members) to develop a new resource to support ISVAs to better understand the unique barriers Jehovah’s Witnesses may face in engaging with support and to consider how ISVA services can be adapted to support these clients. This resource for ISVAs is – and will continue to be – freely available for use by ISVAs.

This resource:

  • Provides a brief background and summary of the beliefs of the Jehovah’s Witnesses community
  • Highlights specific barriers for members of the Jehovah’s Witnesses community in accessing ISVA support
  • Equips ISVAs with accurate information to inform practice and provides practical suggestions to support ISVA services to become more accessible for the Jehovah’s Witnesses community.


Latest News


Harmful Beliefs and Practices

Jehovah's Witnesses are well known for their door-to-door campaigns distributing books, leaflets and magazines. The general public may also known them for refusing a blood transfusion should it save their life because of their biblical interpretation of a few choice Bible verses. However, much of what they believe and practice is not well known and some of these beliefs and practices have caused serious harm to current and former members.

Blood Transfusions

Jehovah’s Witnesses will let their children die if only blood will save their life.

Jehovah’s Witnesses’ have been accused of covering up the crime of child sexual abuse.

Jehovah’s Witnesses shun former members causing concern for governments.

End-Times & Armageddon

Jehovah’s Witnesses are end-times focused, preaching an ever-imminent Armageddon.


The Religious Leaders

The Governing Body of Jehovah’s Witnesses is currently made up of a quorum of eight men, who direct all the activities of Jehovah’s Witnesses worldwide..

The Helpers to the Governing Body are much more than the innocuous term “helper” reveals. They are the leaders of the corporate affairs of the organization behind the group.


Who We Are

The Cliffs of MoherThis website was created to help you learn about the controlling and secretive nature of the organization behind Jehovah’s Witnesses, often referred to as “The Society”, “The Organization”, “The Watchtower” and similar names. We provide you access to older and secretive publications that the leaders of Jehovah’s Witnesses would not like you to know about. We show you the deceptive reasoning used within the pages of the books and magazines. We discuss key individuals who were or are associated with Jehovah’s Witnesses. We help explain the reasoning methods employed by Jehovah’s Witnesses that are used to convince you of their world view. 

The content found on this website has been beneficial for a whole range of individuals. It has helped current Jehovah’s Witnesses understand the inner workings of their religious group and how they deal with various situations, such as judicial committee meetings, the handling of child sexual abuse, and their underhanded methods when it comes to child custody, to name a few. Information on this website has been used by governments, courts, law enforcement, journalists, scholars, therapists and others to help them understand Jehovah’s Witnesses more fully.

The website was founded by Jason M. Wynne in 2014. It has changed hands numerous times since then but has continued to serve the global community in a meaningful way.