Secrecy and abuse in the Witness community

If you’ve answered a knock at your front door, you’ve probably had an interaction with a Jehovah’s Witness or two. This kind of face-to-face ministry is central to the religion.

But while this public outreach seems to convey an openness to sharing its message, Reveal reporter Trey Bundy discovered that the organization keeps a lot of secrets.

We unravel the web of policy and silence used to hide child sex abuse from law enforcement. And we look at how the organization is using the First Amendment to shield its abuse policies from criticism.

Hear the whole episode, and find documents and more here.