Corina Gabriel

Corina Gabriel: It’s Not Easy, But There Is Life After Mandated Shunning

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To say that I was born and raised in the Jehovah’s Witnesses religion does not accurately describe the scope and magnitude of its effect on my life. It was more than a religion; it was my entire existence. It wasn’t just how I worshipped; it was who I was. Being one of Jehovah’s Witnesses was so inextricably a part of …

Joining the Fight Against Mandated Shunning: How You Can Make a Difference

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By Robert U. Rational In the realm of human rights and personal freedoms, the issue of mandated shunning by high control religious groups remains a deeply concerning practice that inflicts untold emotional and psychological pain on countless individuals. At ShunningIsACrime.org, our mission is to challenge and ultimately criminalize this coercive behavior through legal channels worldwide. However, the success of this …

Mandated Shunning

Beyond Bullying: Mandated Shunning in High-Control Religions

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By Robert U. Rational In today’s interconnected world, bullying has become a widely recognized social issue, with considerable attention directed towards its prevention and mitigation. However, there exists a form of social coercion that often flies under the radar, which is mandated shunning from faith-based communities like Exclusive Brethren, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Scientology, Haredi Jews, Amish/Mennonites, and the Bahá’í Faith. While …

Norway Mandated Shunning Court Case

Norway: Jehovah’s Witnesses Lose to the State—Mandated Shunning Means No State Subsidy

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BREAKING NEWS: The Norway state subsidy is to be withheld from Jehovah’s Witnesses (Watch Tower), as the Oslo district appeal court upholds their previous decision, deeming it valid. The court acquits the State, citing “serious violations of the rights and freedoms of others” in the exclusion practices of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Last year, it was announced that Jehovah’s Witnesses would lose …

Exclusive Brethren

“Doctrine That Divides”—BBC Omnibus: Exclusive Brethren Documentary (1976)

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Stop Mandated Shunning was initiated by ex-members of Jehovah’s Witnesses. However, we want to raise awareness that mandated shunning is carried out by other faith-based organisations too. The following video is a rare copy of an early BBC documentary about the Exclusive Brethren. Presented by Peter France and directed by Jim Murray, “Doctrine That Divides” was first broadcast in September …

OnionUnlimited

Patrick Haeck Talks to OnionUnlimited About the “Lost” Belgium Court Case

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The team at Stop Mandated Shunning highly recommends watching and listening to this entertaining and informative podcast about mandated shunning. It features an engaging conversation between two ex-JW elders, Patrick Haeck and Daniel Torridon, who compare this form of shunning to a social death sentence and stoning. In one hour, get caught up on why mandated shunning should be treated …