Exclusive Brethren

“Doctrine That Divides”—BBC Omnibus: Exclusive Brethren Documentary (1976)

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Stop Mandated Shunning was initiated by ex-members of Jehovah’s Witnesses. However, we want to raise awareness that mandated shunning is carried out by other faith-based organisations too. The following video is a rare copy of an early BBC documentary about the Exclusive Brethren. Presented by Peter France and directed by Jim Murray, “Doctrine That Divides” was first broadcast in September …

Shunning is a Crime

High-Control Groups Abuse the Human Rights of Children

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At the time of writing, there are 2.3 billion children in a global population of 8,045,311,447 on the planet. How many of those children are being raised in high-control groups is unknown. One of the reasons Stop Mandated Shunning is collecting mandated shunning stories and why a small group of researchers created a survey is because we want to document how and why children …

Shunning is a Crime

Human Rights Take Precedence Over Organisational Rights—Jehovah’s Witnesses Lose Registration Appeal in Norway

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On June 30, 2023, Jehovah’s Witnesses (JWs), one of six well-known religious groups that practice mandated shunning, lost their second appeal in their demand for a temporary injunction so they could continue to receive an annual financial grant of about 1.5 million dollars a year. They lost this right when their registration as a Norwegian religious community was revoked, effective January 1, 2021. …