The Trustees confirm that they taken into consideration Charity Commission guidance on public benefit in exercising their powers and duties, and this is amply demonstrated in the report that follows, in particular:
1. Bible literature we have supplied without charge to congregations of Jehovah’s Witnesses in the UK, has been distributed, gratis, by those congregations, to interested members of the public in their local communities, in the following quantities: 17,180,000 copies of Watchtower and Awake! and 1,180,000 Bibles and Bible study aids.
2. Our conventions for Bible education were widely advertised by personal invitations delivered to the public nationwide.
1. Don't KMs in Britain explain the donation system that people should pay for what they take and cover the placed publications when they don't get a donation from the householder? Also, this isn't anything special to British dubs, as the whole world is on donation basis thanks to Jimmy Swaggart fiasco. Now, JWs NEED WTS publications to practice their "faith" so I don't understand why should the public pay for that part nor do I understand how the public benefits from paying for someone to have free religious crap?
2. How exactly does this benefit anyone???? 99% of people get annoyed by JWs coming to their doors in the first place, so really if JWs just stopped pissing people off with their invitations the whole world would be better off. #2 is a public dis-service.
Could other religions claim charitable status on basis they provide free seating at their churches and people can partake of the religious rites? For JWs having wts publication is a rite just like communion is for a RC.
Cedars and others who try to get the charitable status take away from IBSA, I wish you all the best, maybe media would like to know the that the public is paying millions to WTS for a "service" of annoyance to 99% of Brits.