What kind of activism Reclaimed Voices?
Activists are people who actively engage in something, usually with the aim of bringing about change. So put it Reclaimed Voices committed to change the policy of sexual abuse in the organization of Jehovah's Witnesses, good help and recognition for victims and a safer environment for children.
The best way to accomplish this, we believe, is to remain respectful to Jehovah's Witnesses. A model for this is non-violent communication. Nonviolent communication is about building a relationship based on openness en compassion. Compassion means that you can empathize with the situation of the other and have respect for their feelings and way of life. Instead of starting from differences, or from the wrong of the other, we look for common grounds. Safety for children is something we all want.
By being directly opposed to each other, we cannot get any further and it is virtually impossible that the other party will make positive changes. Reclaimed Voices wants to remain open to dialogue with Jehovah's Witnesses, with the administration or with individual believers.
Respect, dignity, freedom en honesty, are among the values that come with Reclaimed Voices to hear. Respectful activism fits our attitude and objectives.