I was so impressed by what the Brazilian XJW's are doing to inform the world about JW's unfair and harmful sanctions put upon those who leave the religion that I just had to share their efforts with you. Congratulations are in order for a work well done.
I asked Sebastiao Ramos Ramos, a former JW to explain in English what ABRAVIPRE is all about. (See logo below) His English is not the best but he gave it his best:
"ABRAVIPRE is the Brazilian Association of support for the victims of religious prejudice. The campaign of public utility that abravipre has been performing (virtually and the real world) aims to inform the people about the religious intolerance practiced by Jehovah's Witnesses against ex-members has even led to the mpf denounce state and local and National Representatives with Basis in law 7.716 art. 14. In Summary, our mode of demonstration against all sorts of religious intolerance is seen as a benchmark in Brazil, which has already become an example for the world."
I Google translated into English some of the Portuguese statements made on the Home Page - see below. (Even though most of us can't read Portuguese, when you look at the website go to the page where there are many Brazilian media articles about JWs harmful practices and policies to get an idea how good a job these former JWs are doing to inform the public.)
Sunday, December 18, 2016 | 2:00 p. m.
rights are the basic rights and freedoms of all human beings. Its concept is
also linked with the idea of freedom of thought, expression, and equality
before the law.
ABRAVIPRE - Brazilian Association for Supporting Victims of Religious Prejudice - represents simple, determined and diverse people with a common goal: to end any and all forms of religious intolerance practiced by people or organizations that think they are above the law. We denounce and expose people, religious leaders, churches, and religious associations who abuse their peers with religiously motivated prejudices.
ABRAVIPRE is extremely
active and promotes events, rallies, mobilizations, etc.
Street activism proposes
that ordinary people know the trappings of some religion-transvestite sects.
Jehovah's Witnesses, for
example, still expel their members as in the Middle Ages forbidding any kind of
contact between friends and family. A simple
"hello" from a former member is viewed by them as a violation of
"divine laws." This practice totally violates Brazilian
laws, such as Federal Law 11,635.