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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality · 4 weeks ago

What countries are petsecuting Jehovah's Witnesses right now? How can we help them? What are JWs doing to stop it from happening?

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  • Davros
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago
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    Russia's treatment of the JWs right now is terrible. They've been classed as an extremist and Anti-Russian organisation and are now treated like terrorists. 

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/feb/06/jeho...

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-47732556

    If you want to help you need to make sure you talk to your political representatives to put pressure on the Russian state to respect religious freedom laws. 

    I'm no fan of the JWs, but their state sponsored persecution is clearly unacceptable. It's just the thin end of the wedge at the end of the day. The Duma is intent on using religion in Russia as another mouthpiece of the state, and condemning any belief that refuses to play ball. The JWs are a small group in the Federation. They're popularly disliked due to their insular and apolitical doctrine so they're easy to whip up hatred over. Once they're done with, they'll move onto other politically dissenting faiths to silence.

    I don't know what the JWs themselves are doing about it beyond making legal challenges. Since they won't engage in any political processes they can't raise much of a voice over this other than through their own media. Much of the outcry over Russia's actions seems to have come from intergovernmental organisations, charities and other secular sources.

  • Anonymous
    3 weeks ago

    Yes that true and more and more

  • Anonymous
    3 weeks ago

    They are JWs so cult

  • Nous
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    Oh come on when JWs stop falsely claiming their 148 year old attempt to hijack the 2,000 year old Chrsitian religion things might change!!!!!!

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  • Doug
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    Do you want to help the countries or the JW's?

    Source(s): www.askmeaboutgod.org
  • mac
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    dont worry god will help them......

  • Peter
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    Why not look for this information on their website?

    • Juli
      Lv 4
      3 weeks agoReport

      Because people want real news.

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