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Jehovah’s Witnesses ‘demonstrated a serious failure’ to protect children: Royal Commission

The Jehovah's Witness Church in Australia failed to protect children in its care from sexual predators, a report has found. The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse delivered its report into the organisation on...
Absurdity of child marriage

Absurdity of child marriage

Child marriage prevents teenagers from fornicating. Child marriage is permissible as long as the child is mature and consents. I rebel against the above statements that have become everyday debate points for the advocates of (forced) child...
When ‘Religious Freedom’ Leaves Children Dead

When ‘Religious Freedom’ Leaves Children Dead

Many states don’t consider it “abuse” to rely on faith healings when kids get sick. Why isn’t this a bigger issue? ...Crank “knew there was a problem” with the “grapefruit-sized tumor” on her daughter’s shoulder. But she...

New report notes risks for victims, perpetrators and institutions

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has released a literature review examining international evidence of risk and protective factors for child sexual abuse in institutional contexts. Royal Commission acting CEO...

New research on perpetrators of child sexual abuse released

A new research report conducted for the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has examined available evidence regarding the characteristics, motivations and offending behaviour of child sexual abuse perpetrators in both...

How Well-Meaning, Intelligent People End Up in a Cult

EnlightenNext was an organization, founded by self-styled guru Andrew Cohen, that aimed to facilitate spiritual awakening. Cohen’s most devoted students meditated for hours—at times, months—on end, were often celibate, and lived together....