Born into the Jehovah's Witness
faith, the writer's entire world was comprised of the religion.
Russia officially banned Jehovah's Witnesses
in 2017 and declared the group an extremist organization.
Armed police detained Dennis Christensen, a 46-year-old builder, in May 2017 at a prayer meeting in Oryol, some 320 km south of Moscow after a court in the region outlawed the local Jehovah's Witnesses
a year earlier.
Sue, the oldest of four girls brought up by a chapel-going Jehovah's Witness
convert mother, did not join the faith until she became a mother herself aged 30 and felt it was the best way to protect her daughter.
The girls are the only Jehovah's Witnesses
at Glyncoed Primary in Cardiff and as such say they often have to explain their beliefs and are happy to do so.
Philip was 23 when he became a Jehovah's Witness
a year after his mother joined.
Last year, a substitute teacher in New York physically forced a 6-year-old Jehovah's Witness
to stand and put her hand over her heart during the pledge.
Now with this in mind, it appears to me that Mrs Dunn is faced with a dilemma and that is: are Jehovah's Witnesses
false prophets or do they really and truly represent the true God?
They congregate at the bottom of the steps on the Leicester Row side of the footbridge and have a trolley full of leaflets about their religion as Jehovah's Witnesses
THE case is the latest to raise fears that the notoriously insular Jehovah's Witnesses
may not be reporting child abuse claims to police.
"Deliverance at Hand!", the Redemption of a Devout Jehovah's Witness
, gives an insider's account of what it is like to belong to an insulated, apocalyptic community which shuns anyone who leaves it, including family and friends.
He was also a Jehovah's Witness
. Members of that religion were good at rattling the established Roman Catholic church in Quebec in the 1950s, the largest social influence in the province at the time.