Court & Social

May 11, 2002

Faith News
Compiled by Luke Coppen






An American man faces expulsion from the Jehovah’s Witnesses after he questioned the religious group’s handling of child sex abuse allegations. William Bowen, a 44-year-old former church elder, was threatened with “disfellowship” after he accused the group of failing to disclose allegations to secular authorities. Mr. Bowen was due to appear before a judicial committee yesterday at his church in Draffenville, in western Kentucky .