Finnish authoritories inquires on DF policies of JWs

by InquiryMan 5 Replies latest watchtower beliefs

  • InquiryMan

    Until now, only senior members of the Jehovah’s Witnesses Committee have had access to the congregation's secret book of rules.

    The disciplinary activities of the Jehovah's Witnesses Committee have been criticised for violating human rights.

    link from the major Finnish TV broadcaster

    According to Anna-Maja Henriksson, Finland's Minister of Justice, the purpose of the handover is to examine the book and determine whether its rules and regulations run counter to Finnish law.

    Henriksson and Interior Minister Päivi Räsänen met on Thursday with the leadership of the Jehovah's Witnesses in Helsinki. The book will be handed over on Friday for inspection.

    According to representatives of the Jehovah's Witnesses, committee practices have been changed recently and the committee no longer addresses or interferes in the matters of its members that are considered to go against church guidelines.

  • InquiryMan
    oops realized another thread was opened on this
  • The Searcher
    The Searcher
    Don't worry - reports such as these can never be over-exposed!
  • freemindfade
    Interesting. Witnesses are great though at practicing things that aren't policy but just loaded language or not even spoken of. Dress and grooming = no beards. I think this is awesome. I just wonder if they will remove it from the book but still be practiced full force at congregation level as it always have. Thanks for the post. Interesting stuff.
  • roberto avon
    roberto avon

    Old stuff from last year! As usual nothing happened or changed, just a few promises from the local Bethel leaders.

  • sir82

    That link points to an article nearly a year old.

    No updates since then?

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