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Massimo Introvigne
I Testimoni di Geova. Chi sono, come cambiano
Cantagalli, Siena 2015



The Social Construction of "Extremism" in Russia From Jehovah's Witnesses to the Church of Scientology, by Massimo Introvigne

Persecution of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Kazakhstan, a shock wave from Russia?, by Willy Fautré (see also Powerpoint)

Is Nothing Sacred? Jehovah’s Witnesses and the Significance of Bible Lands (abstract and powerpoint), by George D. Chryssides - A paper presented at The 2017 International Conference, Jerusalem, Israel, 2-6 July 2017 

The Threatened Ban of Jehovah's Witnesses in Russia - Interview with Massimo Introvigne

Testimoni di Geova: per il Tribunale di Teramo gli anziani possono rifiutarsi di testimoniare su vicende di cui hanno avuto conoscenza come ministri di culto, di Giovanni Cavallo e Valerio Borghesani

Portraying the Truth in Fiction: Jehovah's Witnesses in Novels, by George D. Chyssides - A paper presented at The 2016 International Conference, Pocheon City, Republic of Korea, 5-10 July 2016

Jehovah's Witnesses in Italy, by Massimo Introvigne - A paper presented at the seminar on Jehovah's Witnesses co-sponsored by CESNUR, Antwerp, Belgium, April 21-22, 2016

The Jehovah's Witnesses' Changing Hymnody, by George D. Chryssides - A paper presented at CESNUR 2013 Conference, Falun, Sweden, 21-24 June 2013

‘They keep changing the dates’: Jehovah’s Witnesses Changing Chronology, by George D. Chryssides - A paper presented at the 2010 International Conference, Torino, Italy, 9-11 September 2010

UDHR Article 30: Cult Watchdog Organizations and Jehovah’s Witnesses, by John Bowen Brown II - A paper presented at the 2008 International Conference in London, UK

Jehovah's Multinational Organization - Globalization, Theocracy and Jehovah's Witnesses, by George D. CHRYSSIDES - A paper presented at the 2007 International Conference in Bordeaux, France.

"Knocking": a film on Jehovah's Witnesses

Caso Pucci: il Tribunale di Bari si pronuncia a favore dei Testimoni di Geova (20.2.2007)

Jehovah's Witnesses and the Anticult Movement: Human Rights Issues, by John B. Brown - A paper presented at the 2006 CESNUR International Conference in San Diego, California.

Provocation or Persecution? The "Bibelforscher" in the Third Reich (An Examination of the Conflict between Jehovah's Witnesses and the Nazis), by George D. Chryssides - A paper presented at the 2006 CESNUR International Conference in San Diego, California.

Jehovah's Witnesses and the Anti-cult Movement: A Human Rights Perspective, by John B. Brown - A paper presented at the 2005 CESNUR International Conference in Palermo, Sicily.

Testimoni di Geova: Revocata la pericolosa ordinanza che autorizzava il giudice italiano a sospendere la disassociazione - Testo completo dell'ordinanza di revoca

Testimoni di Geova e diritto delle comunità religiose di espellere un associato: una pericolosa ordinanza del Tribunale di Bari

Jehovah's Witnesses Banned in Moscow: A Selection of Texts and Comments

"Uzbek court turns down appeal of Jehovah's Witness conviction" by Bagila Bukharbayeva (AP, February 7, 2003)

M. Brard condamné en appel pour avoir diffamé les Témoins de Jéhovah (AFP, 20.12.2002)

Che cosa non sono le scienze sociali: una breve replica alla recensione del mio I Testimoni di Geova: già e non ancora di don Antonio Contri, di Massimo Introvigne

Testimoni di Geova: seconda religione in Italia (SIR Servizio Informazione Religiosa n°87 [1166] venerdì 6 dicembre 2002)

Svizzera: intervento anti-Testimoni di Geova di due deputati del Canton Ticino (Ticino-on-line, 27.11.2002)

New Light, Conscience and Jehovah’s Witnesses, by George D. Chryssides, University of Wolverhampton
A paper presented at CESNUR 2002 International Conference, Salt Lake City and Provo.

"Moscow court cancels Jehovah's Witnesses' legal win" (Reuters, May 31, 2001)

"Jehovah's Witnesses win Moscow test case, beat ban" by Daniel Mclaughlin (Reuters, February 23, 2001)

"Jehovah's Witnesses Order Shake-Up" - by Richard N. Ostling (Associated Press, October 9, 2000)

Jehovah’s Witnesses in the Social and Cultural Context of Contemporary Latvia - by Nikandrs Gills, (University of Latvia) - A paper presented at CESNUR 14th International Conference, Riga, Latvia, August 29-31, 2000

France: Jehovah's Witness win before the High Administrative Court (June 23, 2000): the latter states that the fact that the group is regarded as a "sect" is no ground for depriving it of tax exemptions accorded to religious bodies - see full text of the decision (in French)

Jehovah's Witnesses: Official Statement to the Media on Blood Transfusions (June 15, 2000)

USA Today Emphatically Hails Jehovah's Witnesses' Legal History for "Rich Contribution to Freedom" (May 30, 2000)

Italy: Government Signs Concordate with Buddhist Union, Jehovah's Witnesses - Il governo italiano firma l'intesa con Buddhisti e Testimoni di Geova (20.3.2000)

Amendment to the Law On Compulsory Military Service Adopted in Latvia: Effects on Jehovah's Witnesses, by Nikandrs Gills

Bozza d'intesa fra la Repubblica Italiana e la Congregazione cristiana dei Testimoni di Geova approvata dal Consiglio dei Ministri il 21 gennaio 2000 - Testo completo

The Jehovah's Witnesses Case in Moscow
by Galina A. Krylova (A paper presented at CESNUR 99, Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvanya)

Jehovah's Witnesses: New Problems with Military Service in Latvia An Update (Sept. 24, 1999) with the texts of court decisions on the cases of Roman Nemiro and Vladimir Gamayunov - by Nikandrs Gills

Jehovah's Witnesses: New Problems with Military Service in Latvia - by Nikandrs Gills (University of Latvia, Riga)

Jehovah's Witnesses in Latvia in the 20th Century - A paper presented at CESNUR 98, Turin, by Nikandrs Gills, Researcher at the Academic Centre for the Study of Religions, Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, University of Latvia

Jehovah's Witnesses, Bulgaria settles case before the European Commission of Human Rights (March 20, 1998)

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