The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests
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Clergy Sex Abuse Group Founder Heads to Europe
He'll Meet with Government Officials & Abuse Organizations in 2 Countries
Man Will Also Visit Grave of Suicide Victim Who Was Raped by Jehovah's Witness
At a sidewalk news conference, the founder and head of a support group for those molested in the Jehovah's Witness faith will
Thursday, Sept. 25, 10:00 a.m.
From September 27 - October 3, he'll travel to France and Belgium and meet with a wide range of organizations that deal with child sexual abuse, including a commission (the MIVILUDE) which is attached to the French Prime Minister, a Parisian MP who chairs a parliamentary group studying cults and sectarian groups, two non-profits (the Organization for the Protection of Environment of Deyvillers and the ADFI, a support group for abuse survivors) and the Mayor of Louviers (all in France). He'll also meet with the European Commission in Brussels and top staffers at the Jehovah's Witnesses headquarters in both countries).
Seven years ago, Bowen reported to fellow Jehovah's Witness church officials that another elder was a confessed child molester. (That predator remains a Jehovah's Witness in good standing to this day.) Bowen was then ostracized by fellow church members and went on to start SilentLambs.org.
CONTACT: William H. Bowen of Nashville, founder of SilentLambs.org 270-703-2257 cell, 270-527-5350, David Clohessy of St. Louis, SNAP national director 314-566-9790 cell
Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests