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Jehovah's Witnesses: Earth's most fragile belief system

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 vehemently struggles against criticism, instead attempting to portray it as ridicule and hate, because it considers itself God’s one true organization on Earth – Matthew 24:45; Mark 4:22; 2 Thessalonians 2:3; 2 Peter 3:3.

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From Father to Son: One Man’s Honest Reasons for Leaving Jehovah’s Witnesses

Confidential Information

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NEW: Deleted Videos

From time to time, Jehovah's Witnesses remove videos from JW.org. At other times, they withhold certain videos from a large cohort of their members, and also from the public. We ensure those videos remain accessible to all.

Child Custody Litigation

Child Custody

If you are involved in child custody litigation with a parent who is one of Jehovah's Witnesses, the content here may be imperative to you. We have documents created by Jehovah's Witnesses that may help your court case.



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 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 but we have made available to all.



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

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.

Beyond Jehovah's Witnesses

Who We Are

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This website (avoidjw.org) was created to help you learn about the controlling & secretive nature of the organization behind Jehovah’s Witnesses, often referred to as “The Society”, “The Organization”, or “Watchtower”. 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 in 2014. It has changed hands numerous times since then but has continued to serve the global community in a meaningful way.