We went to lunch at our local cafe on Saturday, and there were two families - still JWs, also dining there, (in different parts of the cafe). We expected the usual shunning treatment, but surprisingly they initiated the "hellos and How are you" and seemed genuinely pleased to see us (we have been out of the Org for over 3 yrs now and we are always shunned whenever we see former JW friends) It was such a surprise to us and we couldn't help wondering if the Governing Body have issued "new light" on the treatment of disassociated ones. Especially as these two families have completely avoided us for a long time, even though we personally wrote to them to explain our reasons for leaving (UN involvement etc+)
Has anyone else has noticed similar behaviour,?
Perhaps the Org. is worried about "Inciting religious hatred" and the legal effects that it could have on them and their finances.