Just heard from a friend whose husband is an elder that a letter was read to the congregation from WBTS stating that effective immediately "no religious instruction by JWs in schools" or words to that effect. Here in Australia they are called "scripture classes" and most schools conduct these as part of the school curriculum. Usually a member of the cong is assigned to conduct the lesson with JW kids in local school.(They get to count the time). The letter further stated that it is the parents responsibility to instruct their own children.
JW kids will now have to attend non-scripture classes for atheists. ha
Has anyone else heard about this? Can't help but wonder if there is some legal reason behind this or the WBTS moving to protect itself.