Ex-Mormons launch FaithLeaks to root out abuse and corruption in churches

Source: Religion News Service

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A variety of the redacted documents available on FaithLeaks.org from the “Jehovah’s Witness Palmer Congregation Sexual Abuse Investigation.” Images from FaithLeaks.org

(RNS) — Call it the WikiLeaks of the religion world.

A new website called FaithLeaks aims to bring transparency to the workings of religious congregations and denominations by publishing documents and data sets provided by anonymous sources.

The web portal was founded by two former Mormons who have previously gained access to documents shedding light on the inner workings of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its position on controversial issues such as gay marriage.

This week, the two founders — Ryan McKnight and Ethan Dodge — published a trove of 33 letters and documents detailing an internal investigation of alleged sexual abuse within a congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

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