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We visited Jehovah’s Witnesses to talk

Around 100 believers in Bratislava suburb Petržalka listen to advice on how to talk to people on the street.

Jehovah’s Witnesses are labeled as dangerous cult but the organization rejects such claims. It usually points to the fact that it does not have one leader who is fanatically followed by believers.

However, from the testimonies of former members stems that this religious society can negatively affect individual’s mind. For example, the magazine Rozmer, which is run by The Ecumenical Council of Churches and is dedicated to religious cults interviewed former member of witnesses Helena Mišovičová.

She recalled that when she began to talk about her doubts, elders summoned her and eventually expelled her from the community. The members were forbidden to greet her or pay visit to her. This also limited contact with her own children.