by hawkaw 589 Replies latest watchtower scandals

  • MadApostate


    I thought you might like to have the face to go with the voice.

  • hawkaw

    Ahhh ... the man who thinks that the phone calls are "harassment" and that he is more concerned about people wasting his staff's time for phoning his staff. This he considers more important than little children who were abused by peds or who needlessly died for not getting a life saving blood transfusion.

    He seems to forget that it was his staff who reviewed this cult and let this cult bamboozle his section. He doesn't want that out in public.

    A president of an NGO who is "associated" with DPI stated "don't ever trust this man - all he cares about is his ass and not NGOs".


  • lefthand

    I'd like to thank all of you who have been posting this information on the Watchtower's involvement with the UN. I began reading this thread a little over a week ago, and was shocked! Your efforts are not in vain, some of us R & F'ers are paying attention. The web gives us all the ability to research information related to our beliefs, pros and cons, and I, for one, am going to take advantage of this avenue of information from now on. I considered myself one of Jehovah's Witnesses up until last week when I stumbled accidently onto this site. Since then I have been plowing through every bit of information I can get about the inner workings of the Organization, and I am not happy about what I am finding out. I have been a witness for 20 years, and always had doubts and wanted to hear the other side of the issues but never had the courage to go against Society teaching about reading "other" literature. Well, I finally took the plunge, and I'm only sorry about one thing...that it took me 20 years! This is just my long-winded way of saying thank you to you guys, for taking the time and effort to post these startling truths. I only hope that other R & F's will realize that the "truth" must be able to withstand any kind of scrutiny, and if it can't, then it isn't the truth.

  • zev

    left hand,


    if i can add one thing that could make it worse, try spending a lifetime in this to find out what you and i have discovered.

    lifetime member of a cult, now counting the days to liberation.

    -August 8th, 2001 - The day the lambs ROARED

  • MadApostate

    I ran across this Report to DPI from a NGO. While I have no idea how typical/atypical this Report actually is, I would expect that they would be following some type of standardized format. Anyway, this Report should give insight to the reaccreditation process:


    WCA's 2000 Report to the United Nations Department of Public Information

    The following report was submitted to the United Nations DPI by Dr. Christopher Kent on behalf of the WCA . It summarizes the WCA's UN-related activities and efforts during 2001.


    Mr. Paul Hoeffel,
    Chief NGO Section
    Department of Public Information
    Room S-1070L
    United Nations
    New York, NY 10017

    Dear Mr. Hoeffel;

    On the occasion of the second anniversary of our affiliation with the Department of Public Information, the World Chiropractic Alliance is pleased to offer the following report of our activities to promote knowledge of the United Nations' principles and activities.


    The Chiropractic Journal is a monthly publication with a readership of approximately 70,000. It is sent to every known practicing chiropractor in the world. Four prominent articles related to UN activities have appeared in this publication in the year 2000:

    February 2000. A full-page report summarizing our activities as an NGO was published. Also included was the "WCA Declaration on International Affairs," based upon Article 19 and Article 20 of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

    September 2000. A front-page article, with color photograph, appeared in this issue, detailing our meeting with World Health Organization officials in Geneva. The article is continued on page 21, with an additional photograph.

    October 2000. A full-page article with color photograph reported on WCA's plans for collaborative projects with the World Health Organization. Also included were slides from a PowerPoint presentation, produced by WCA for WHO, summarizing the legal status of chiropractic worldwide.

    November 2000. A front-page color photo, with an accompanying article continued inside, describes the mission of the NGO Health Committee. The article also reports the selection of our Main Representative to serve as treasurer of the committee.
    Tear sheets of these articles are included for your reference.

    Clinical Practice Guideline: Vertebral Subluxation in Chiropractic Practice. WCA was actively involved in the promotion and dissemination of the Clinical Practice Guideline developed by the Council on Chiropractic Practice. WCA mailed copies to health officials in all UN member states. Distribution of this Guideline was expanded to include all known practicing chiropractors in Canada, as well as other selected countries. A guiding principle in the Guideline development was the World Health Organization definition: "Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity." The Guideline was selected for inclusion in the National Guideline Clearinghouse after evaluation by ECRI, a collaborating agency of WHO.


    Discussion of United Nations issues and chiropractic involvement have been featured at WCA seminars, as well as those presented by WCA members.


    Briefings. WCA had a representative in attendance for the majority of Thursday DPI/NGO briefings.

    53rd Annual DPI/NGO Conference and Reception. A WCA representative attended the annual conference and the reception at Cipriani's featuring UN Secretary General Kofi Annan.

    NGO Health Committee. The WCA Main Representative was selected treasurer of the NGO Health Committee. WCA will be sponsoring a panel at the Spring meeting.


    The World Chiropractic Alliance is committed to fulfilling our responsibilities with the Department of Public Information.

    We have featured the UN prominently in our publications. Furthermore, we intend to continue active participation in committees and workshops. It is a privilege to be associated with DPI, and a responsibility we take very seriously.

    Mr. Hoeffel, it has been a privilege and an honor to serve as Main Representative of the World Chiropractic Alliance to the Department of Public Information.


    Christopher Kent, D.C. (Doctor of Chiropractic)
    World Chiropractic Alliance
    Main NGO Representative to DPI

    Edited to correct facts in introductory comments.

  • wannahelp

    Would be interesting to see a WT recert letter..

    Wonder if it would go something like this:


    Dear Mr. Hoeffel,

    It has been Jehovah's pleasure to help support and disseminate information on the UN charter and it's activites to bring about world peace..

    Here are but a few of the articles Jehovah has dedicated to your cause and printed worldwide in his mouthpiece, Awake! magazine.









    As you can see, Jehovah himself has blessed your organization and is promoting the UN's work.

    I am pleased that Jehovah has allowed me to be the main representitve to your organization.

    Jehovah's humble servant and warm Chrisitan greetings,

    W.L. Barry

  • hawkaw


    I am aware the WTS would have submitted cover letters like this with their documents to the UN's DPI. I also know these documents and the letters are located in the DPI's reference centre for "persual".

    The NGOs with "associated" status with the United Nation's Department of Public Information (DPI) require the NGO to present examples of their work that they did using UN publications over the "year" to DPI. As well they must complete an "annual accreditation form" (you have a copy of the "Year 2000 Accreditation Form" on this thread). The form updates the NGOs corporate information, United Nation representatives for official passes to the UN and indicates their subject of interest. The form must be signed by a main officer of the corporation.

    I thought that the "Directory" of NGOs associated with DPI is updated every year but is being published every other year. However, I am getting conflicting reports from various NGOs who are associated with DPI as well as my own library.

    For the record (and I will do this publically) I am now a member of a NGO associated with DPI called the United Nations Association of Canada. They are out of Ottawa and have been very helpful.

    Since I am a member they have agreed to contact their "UN representative" in New York who has a pass to the DPI reference centre where all of these publications are located for "perusal".

    I am not sure if this representative will go looking for this Watchtower stuff or not because it is not really what he is interested in and I just found out he is a very important and rich Canadian - So I don't know if he will appreciate my request or not.

    However, a letter has been sent by my NGO (that I now belong too) to request his assistance in getting you guys the documents and cover letters that the WTS submitted to the UN (and are located in the DPI reference centre).

    For the record I have also found out that the DPI reference centre is located in the main UN library at the UN headquarters in New York. This section of the library has been underconstruction for a while.


  • wannahelp


    You better stop.. Now you are giving the guys in Brooklyn heart attacks at an alarming rate.. <ROFL>

  • hawkaw

    Gee, I wonder if Ciro's heart just skipped a beat or two after he now realized that we are going after the WTS's publications and letters at the reference centre .....


  • hawkaw

    Oh, I forgot to mention that my NGO that I belong too sent the letter out Monday to their contact in New York.


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