On Monday 22 October 2018, the Prime Minister of Australia, the Hon Scott Morrison MP, will deliver the National Apology to Victims and Survivors of Institutional Child Sexual Abuse at Parliament House in Canberra. This apology follows the individual apologies to child abuse victims and congregations by religious leaders and religious institutions across Australia, with the exception of the Governing Body of Jehovah’s Witnesses who have refused to ‘say sorry’ to any victims or survivors of child sexual abuse or to acknowledge their suffering.
Jehovah’s Witness victims and survivors to attend the National Apology ceremony
A number of Jehovah’s Witness victims and survivors of child sexual abuse, and their supporters, will be attending the Apology ceremony in Canberra on Monday 22 October 2018 to hear the Prime Minister’s apology. To coincide with the National Apology an ‘Invitation to Apologise’ will be delivered to the Governing Body of Jehovah’s Witnesses in New York, USA. on behalf of victims and survivors of child sexual abuse within the Church of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Australia.
Representatives from SaySorry.org and JW Survivors (Ex-Jehovah’s Witness community) will be in attendance at Parliament House to draw attention to the fact that the Governing Body of Jehovah’s Witnesses refuses to apologise, refuses to recognise the Royal Commission’s findings, and refuses to adopt the Royal Commission’s recommendations.
The Say Sorry Team
Quoted from Say Sorry.org