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Faith to Faithless is a section of Humanists UK started by Imtiaz Shams and Aliyah Saleem to highlight the discrimination faced by people who leave high-control religious groups.

 

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Humanists UK is a non-religious organisation that believes in mutual respect, freedom, justice, and tolerance as their most important principles.

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Freedom of Mind is run by cult expert Steven Hassan, author of Combating Cult Mind Control to provide recovery services for people leaving cults.

 

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London Black Atheists, is a meetup group that welcomes atheists of all ethnic groups but particularly focuses on the issues faced by those of the African Diaspora who often have very specific needs and unique experiences among the community.


Other Meetup Groups

 

 

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XJWFriends (London and the South) – Ste Richardsson

XJWFriends (Midlands) – Jill Owens & Terri O’Sullivan

XJWFriends (York and Humberside) – Merice Ewart

 


Support for Victims of Abuse

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Napac offers support to adult survivors of child abuse. The damage caused by child abuse doesn’t always end in childhood. Adult survivors of child abuse often don’t receive the support they need, because professionals don’t understand childhood trauma and its impacts in later life.

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The Survivors Trust (TST) is a UK-wide national umbrella agency for 130 specialist organisations for support for the impact of rape, sexual violence and childhood sexual abuse throughout the UK and Ireland.

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Mind provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding. Their motto is “We won’t give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets support and respect“.

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Victim Support is the independent charity for people affected by crime and traumatic events in England and Wales. Our specialist teams provide individual, independent, emotional and practical help to enable people to cope and recover from the effects of crime.

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Karma Nirvana is a UK-based group which was founded in Derby in 1993 by the survivor, campaigner and author Jasvinder Sanghera CBE. It’s staff have a shared passion for helping people and realising change. Some of its team are survivors themselves and have experienced honour-based abuse, disownment and forced marriage first hand.

 

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Silent Lambs is a US-based non-profit organisation that assists victims of child sexual abuse experienced within the religious organisation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. They educate the public and Jehovah’s Witnesses about child sexual abuse.


Support for LGBT xJWs

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LGBT xJw Friends is the branch of xJw Friends focused on LGBT members. It began in 2014 as an offshoot of the European group and is a UK-based support network for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender individuals who were, or still are, associated with the JWs.

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The European LGBT Jehovah’s Witnesses Support Group is a closed Facebook group which began in 2013 and exists to unite the LGBT Jehovah’s Witnesses community based in Europe, listen to how people are coping with their sexuality and religious background and provide support, and encouragement.

A Common Bond (USA)

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began in 1980 and have since grown into a worldwide network with local chapters and annual international conferences. Its mission is to provide support and comfort to individuals whose sexual orientation is in direct conflict with Jehovah’s Witnesses anti-gay teachings.

 

 

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Doctrinal Questions

 

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JW Facts concentrates on whether God can be directing the Watchtower Society with its history of errors and changes, whether it is honest when quoting secular sources and presenting its history, and whether curren doctrine is justified Biblically.

 

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Advocates for JW Reform on Blood began in 1998 and has served as a resource for those who pay the heaviest price for the Watchtower Society’s irrational policy on blood, and medical treatments.

 

 

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JW Survey began its first survey in 2011, and the results were posted to the Governing Body for their attention and review but, predictably, they never replied. Subsequent surveys have allowed in excess of 6,000 per year to express their true feelings about the organisation.


General Support

Screenshot 2019-03-13 at 13.42.53.png DrugRehab is who you should contact if you’re experiencing any problems involving alcohol addiction or dependence on other drugs.

 

 

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