Friday, 12 February 2016

Jehovah Witnessess Making sure all records relating to child molestation are in harmony

Kraków, Poland; Anti-paedophilia logo from the...
Kraków, Poland; Anti-paedophilia logo from the National Revival of Poland (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Religious organisations, as well as schools, colleges and other institutions, have been told by the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse – led by Judge Lowell Goddard – to keep hold of any documents which could be useful to the investigation.

How much should agendas and minutes of eldersmeetings being available to outsiders? at many congregations personal notes may be taken at elders’ meetings.

Referring to the congregation file an edict distributed to Jehovah’s Witnesses congregations around the UK ordered the destruction of “all agendas and minutes of elders’ meetings (other than business meeting minutes)”, “all personal notes taken at elders’ meetings (except those based on discussions of outlines from ‘the faithful and discreet slave’ and that do not mention any particular individual)” and “any other personal records, notes, or correspondence that refer to particular individuals”.

Hearing about this ti is also very strange that is written

 “make sure all records relating to child molestation are in harmony”

Read more about a former church elder in South Wales who has claimed the church has gone against the request made by Judge Lowell Goddard:

Jehovah's Witnesses 'ordered destruction' of notes which could have been used during child sexual abuse inquiry

“Why, when an organisation says it abhors child abuse, would it go and destroy documents that can assist in bringing a child abuser to justice?


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