Thursday, February 22, 2007

Jehovah's witnesses

The JWs have a long history of church discipline. For them its absolutely core. So there are a lot of resources about their discipline..
One thing that is key is that because the law on disciplining non members is questionable they have created a class called "disassociation" (someone who has severed ties) and they distinguish this from "disfellowship" which is disciplinary. Shunning occurs regardless but the idea of disciplining a non member is thus avoided.

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