Welcome to FaithLeaks

A project from the Truth and Transparency Foundation.

Welcome

FaithLeaks is a non profit media organization founded on the belief that increased transparency within religious organizations results in fewer untruths, less corruption, and less abuse. The organization provides sources and whistleblowers the technical ability to anonymously submit sensitive documents for use by professional and citizen journalists for starting and expanding news reporting, public commentary, and criticism related to religion.

FaithLeaks is a project by the Truth and Transparency Foundation, a non profit founded by Ryan McKnight and Ethan Dodge in November 2017.

Submission Process

FaithLeaks uses SecureDrop, an open-source submission system that allows us to securely accept documents from and communicate with anonymous sources. This system is also used by many news organizations including The Washington Post, The Guardian, and The New York Times.

SecureDrop requires the use of the Tor network, a hidden network within the Internet that better protects your privacy and identity. Intimidated? Don’t be! Here’s how to use Tor to submit to FaithLeaks™ in 5 simple steps:

  1. Go here and download Tor for your respective operating system.
  2. Run the downloaded installer and walk through the installation process.
  3. Run the application called “Tor Browser” on your machine.
  4. Click the button that says “Connect”.
  5. Browse to efeip5ekoqi4upkz.onion in the Tor Browser and submit those documents!

If you need more help specific to your operating system, the EFF has provided more detailed directions for Windows here and for macOS here. We also highly recommend that if you have never used SecureDrop before, read this article so you will know what to expect.

Documents submitted to FaithLeaks are encrypted in transit and at rest on our servers. No identifying information about the source, their computer, IP address, or browser is logged.

Access to our SecureDrop server can be found at http://efeip5ekoqi4upkz.onion/ (Tor required).