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Jehovah's Witnesses in the Media

Translation: Slate France – 15th November 2018

Slate France – 15th November 2018

Bridging the gaps at all costs

Have you ever seen in the street, or even on your doorstep, men and women trying to give you leaflets for the Watchtower? The Watchtower in English) is an international journal founded at the end of the XIX th century and the main magazine of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Have you ever wondered who could stop to take this review? Who, when you ring at their door, opens and is tempted by this organization? Jehovah’s Witnesses today gather in France over 200,000 followers and are considered neither a religion nor a cult, but as a group tolerated. A matter of embarrassment for the Interministerial Mission of vigilance and fight against sectarian aberrations, noted Liberation in an article of March 2018 because”There is a blurred area between rigorism, fundamentalism and obvious drifts. In any case, the Miviludes claims to have received twelve testimonials in 2016 and 2017, pointing to practices considered very problematic. The Witnesses are “very offensive in modest circles , ” still pointed Libe. Environments like the one from which Fatiha comes from. Listen to his story:


This episode was directed by Hélène Carbonnel, the music is by David Aknin and the mix of Jean-Baptiste Aubonnet. It is produced by Louie Media for Slate.fr.

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