Sep 13, 2023

Shunning is a Crime

 Shunning is a Crime

" ... Mandated shunning occurs when an organization forces its members to ignore and isolate another member, due to ideological or theological differences. Mandated shunning even prohibits simple social gestures, such as saying ‘hi’ or sharing a meal. This practice is commonly used by high-control groups and cults to deter members from leaving the group or challenging its practices.

Some (religious) groups who practice mandated shunning, are Jehovah’s Witnesses, Hassidic Jews, Exclusive Brethren, Amish, Bahá'í Faith. Membership in just these [five] organizations numbers in the tens of millions worldwide.

Mandated shunning is a fundamental violation of the principles found in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. However, it escapes prosecution because legal professionals are deceived into thinking that shunning is a personal decision instead of an enforced organizational practice." 

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