What kind of activism does Reclaimed Voices carry?
Activists are people who actively commit themselves to something, usually with the aim of bringing about change. For example, Reclaimed Voices is committed to changing the policy on sexual abuse in the organization of Jehovah's Witnesses, good help and recognition for victims and a safer living environment for children.
We believe that the best way to achieve this is by respecting Jehovah's Witnesses. A model for this is non-violent communication. Non-violent communication is about building a relationship that is based on openness en compassion. Compassion means that you can empathize with the situation of the other person and respect your feelings and way of life. Instead of starting from differences, or from the mistake of the other, we search for common grounds. Child safety is something we all want.
By opposing each other, we do not get any further and the chance is virtually excluded that the other party will make positive changes. Reclaimed Voices wants to remain open to the dialogue with Jehovah's Witnesses, with the government or with individual believers.
Respect, dignity, freedom en honesty, are among the values that belong to Reclaimed Voices. With our attitude and objectives, respectful activism fits.