The Jehovah’s Witnesses leadership has created a secretive system to conceal allegations of sexual abuse within its congregations. Reveal’s investigat
In August, we’re picking up the threads from three major investigations to see what’s happened since they aired. These are stories that moved people, made them angry and sparked change.
Reveal reporter Trey Bundy has fielded hundreds of messages from people relaying their experiences as Jehovah’s Witnesses, reinforcing our previous findings that sexual abuse is not an isolated problem within the religious organization.
Debbie McDaniel, an expelled Jehovah’s Witness, spoke to Reveal about how the organization hides sexual abuse from law enforcement agencies and banish those who speak up about it. Then, just hours before the investigation published, her patio, windows, doors and furniture were tagged with ominous warnings written in black marker.
As a case study into the secretive world of Jehovah’s Witnesses, one woman’s shunning is particularly striking. Her family, her congregation and Witne
The self-styled leader of an Oklahoma satanic church hopes to educate the community about his beliefs after the state attorney general showed his support for the distribution of religious material in public schools.
Three of the five members of the Chino Valley Unified School District Board of Education worship at the 10,000-member Calvary Chapel Chino Hills on Sundays; two of them continue praying and preaching during the board meetings on Thursdays.
Three years after a former Jehovah’s Witness won the largest verdict for a single victim of child abuse against a religious organization in U.S. history, the California Court of Appeal found that the organization had no duty to warn congregants that a confessed child molester was one of their own.
A new proposal in California that would allow high school students to receive academic credit for attending church classes during public school hours has attracted the interest of a Republican state senator.
Rodney Michael Rogers, a member of the Minneapolis-St. Paul area’s atheist community, is part of a growing movement to create a new type of irreligion by uniting godlessness with the trappings of church.