October 6, 2014

tv.jw.org – A new featured site by Jehovah’s Witnesses | JWnews

A new feature from the WBTS is it’s new tv.jw.org broadcast site. Here you will find content in audio, video on demand and streaming format.

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November 21, 2014

FYI – Freedom of religion, belief must be protected in workplace says UN expert | JWnews

United Nations human rights expert Heiner Bielefeldt has told the U.N. General Assembly that freedom to express one’s religion or belief without discrimination should be protected in the employment area.

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November 21, 2014

FYI – UN rights chief criticizes legal amendment in Gambia targeting homosexuals | JWnews

The top United Nations human rights official today criticized a recent amendment to the criminal code of The Gambia that creates a broad and vague offence of “aggravated homosexuality” punishable by life imprisonment, and expressed alarm at reports of a wave of arbitrary arrests and detention of individuals perceived to be homosexual in the country.

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November 21, 2014

We Invite You to Visit the United States Bethel Complexes | JWnews

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November 16, 2014

Pope Francis says Evolution ‘compatible with divine Creator’

“Evolution in nature is not inconsistent with the notion of creation, because evolution requires the creation of beings that evolve,”

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November 15, 2014

Russia’s Supreme court rules Jehovah’s Witnesses from Samara extremist organization | JWnews

The Prosecutor’s office of Russia’s Tver region wants the organization’s website shut down

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November 15, 2014

‘Bloodless’ Methods Cause Lower Surgical Morbidity, Mortality

Patients who declined transfusions but were treated with blood-conservation methods suffered fewer deaths, infections and other morbid outcomes than those who accepted donor blood and received standard care, a new Johns Hopkins study concluded.

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November 15, 2014

24,000 in Hawaii for conference

An estimated 24,000 delegates from 11 countries, mostly in Asia and South America, are slated to attend an international convention of Jehovah’s Witnesses spanning two weekends this month at the Hawai‘i Convention Center

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November 15, 2014

FYI – Woman May Have Contracted HIV from Manicure: Should You Be Worried?

The young woman, whose case is detailed in the journal AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses, was recently diagnosed with advanced HIV yet failed to meet any of the standard conditions for transmission — she’d never had sex, a blood transfusion or surgery, or gotten a piercing or tattoo.

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November 8, 2014

FYI – Television, a Spy in your home ? | JWnews

November 8, 2014

What’s New on JW.ORG? | JWnews

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November 7, 2014

FYI – Scientists Connect Two Human Brains At Different Locations | JWnews

Researchers at the University of Washington have completed a project that feels like something out of a sci-fi movie. The group has published a paper titled A Direct Brain-to-Brain Interface in Humans.

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November 7, 2014

Philippines , Jehovah’s Witnesses to hold annual convention next month | JWnews

TARLAC CITY — Members of the Jehovah’s Witnesses religious ministry are inviting their neighbors to attend their annual convention set here next month.

The theme of this year’s program is “Keep Seeking First God’s Kingdom.”

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November 7, 2014

Morbidity and Mortality Lowered Using Bloodless Methods | JWnews

Patients who declined transfusions but were treated with blood-conservation methods suffered fewer deaths, infections and other morbid outcomes compared with those who accepted donor blood and received standard care, a new Johns Hopkins study concluded.

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November 7, 2014

‘Ironic, isn’t it?’ says Jehovah’s Witness in court for harassing another Jehovah’s Witness | JWnews

Derek O’Hare, of St David’s Avenue, Aycliffe, is accused of using “abusive language and behaviour” towards elder Ron Felt in Market Square on July 22.

O’Hare, 57, was expelled from the Dover Kingdom Hall, based in North Military Road, earlier this year.

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November 7, 2014

Police Blotter | JWnews

On October 31, a Longview caller reported that Jehovah’s Witnesses were handing out information door to door in the neighborhood. Police confirmed that was the case and noted that it was legal for them to do so.

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November 7, 2014

Request to display religious material spurs warning in Bellefonte | JWnews

A pastor spoke out against a proposal to display religious material in Talleyrand Park at Monday’s Borough Council meeting.

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November 7, 2014

U.S. Envoy on Turkmenistan’s Release of 8 Jehovah’s Witnesses | JWnews

U.S. Mission to the OSCE
As delivered by Ambassador Daniel B. Baer
to the Permanent Council, Vienna
November 6, 2014

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November 7, 2014

Governing Body Encourages Witnesses in Russia and Ukraine | JWnews

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November 7, 2014

Human rights court faults Georgia for its treatment of Jehovah’s Witnesses | JWnews

TBILISI, DFWatch–The European Court of Human Rights last week found that Georgia has violated the human rights of the Jehovah’s Witnesses community in the country.

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November 7, 2014

KYRGYZSTAN: Religious freedom survey, November 2014 | JWnews

Protestant, Catholic, Baha’i, Hare Krishna, and Jehovah’s Witness communities and human rights defenders called for the Religion Law to be abolished or radically changed. No-one from the state-backed Muslim Board (known as the Muftiate, which controls all public expressions of Islam) was willing to talk.

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November 6, 2014

Kyrgyzstan’s Highest Court Upholds Religious Freedom for Jehovah’s Witnesses | JWnews

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November 3, 2014

Azerbaijan, Imprisoned for Their Faith | JWnews

News release by JW.org

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November 3, 2014

Remember the victims of the Holocaust | JWnews

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”

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November 3, 2014

Dallas Holocaust Musem | JWnews

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November 3, 2014

Jehovah’s Witnesses to hold annual convention next month | JWnews

TARLAC CITY — Members of the Jehovah’s Witnesses religious ministry are inviting their neighbors to attend their annual convention set here next month.

The theme of this year’s program is “Keep Seeking First God’s Kingdom.”

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November 3, 2014

Honduras: Witnesses were going to preach and then Tragedy | JWnews

The group of Jehovah’s Witnesses that crashed Friday in the town of San Juan de Opoa was going to preach their faith in rural areas of western Honduras.

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November 3, 2014

The “frightening truth about Jehovah’s Witnesses” | JWnews

Hundreds of leaflets have been issued in the area, claiming to reveal the “frightening truth about Jehovah’s Witnesses” as police say they will not tolerate religious hate crime

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November 1, 2014

FYI – Homosexuality, Incest, Abortion and Infanticide | JWnews


• New York appeals court unanimously OKs some incestuous marriages
• Six North Carolina judges quit after gay ‘marriage’ legalized
• Notre Dame’s ‘Gay in Christ’ Conference aims for fidelity, but speakers embrace ‘gay identity’
• Planned Parenthood official defends post-birth abortions

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October 31, 2014

FYI – ‘Euthanasia Rollercoaster’ Hailed by Anti-Human Scientists | JWnews

The creator of the coaster, Julijonas Urbonas, says the machine is engineered to take the life of a human being with “elegance and euphoria.

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October 31, 2014

FYI – After-birth abortion: why should the baby live? | JWnews

The moral status of an infant is equivalent to that of a fetus in the sense that both lack those properties that justify the attribution of a right to life to an individual.

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October 31, 2014

FYI – “After-birth ABORTION”, is this REAL ? | JWnews

Stating that newborn babies ‘aren’t people’ and it is therefore acceptable to kill them, two ‘ethicists’ writing for the peer-reviewed Journal of Medical Ethics are now calling for after-birth abortions. The writers, who worked with Australian universities in the construction of their paper, say that newborn babies simply do not have a “moral right to life.”

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October 31, 2014

FYI – Freedom of religion is topic of U.N. side event | JWnews

The U.N. side event on Oct. 24, co-hosted by the United Kingdom and BYU’s International Center for Law and Religion Studies, featured several noted authorities in the field. The session was attended by 60 people, including diplomats from missions to the U.N.

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October 31, 2014

Jehovah’s Witnesses Kingdom Farm Sale | JWnews

Kingdom Farm has been for sale for many years, but ‘For Sale’ signs have only appeared relatively recently. The Watchtower Bible and Tract Society is reportedly asking $3 million dollars for the 500 acre farm.

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October 31, 2014

FYI – Criminalizing innocent Christian behavior | JWnews

Two Christian ministers in Idaho, Donald and Evelyn Knapp, have allegedly been ordered to perform same-sex wedding ceremonies at their chapel or face fines or jail sentences.

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October 31, 2014

Thousands join Jehovah’s Witnesses in mass baptism – pictures | JWnews

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October 31, 2014

Getting to know Jehovah’s Witnesses as the Melbourne convention approaches | JWnews

Some 70,000 delegates from 60 countries are expected to descend upon Etihad Stadium for the largest-ever Australian gathering. Here’s a handy guide to who they are and why they’re here.

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October 31, 2014

Cleanliness is next to Godliness for Jehovah’s Witnesses | JWnews

Jehovah’s Witnesses have a reputation in the events industry: they will leave your venue in better condition than they found it.

It’s a sentiment that rings true to the management at Etihad Stadium.

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October 31, 2014

Jehovah’s Witnesses descend on Melbourne – in pictures | JWnews

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October 31, 2014

Jehovah’s Witnesses convention to bring 24,000 visitors to Hawaii | JWnews

The Jehovah’s Witnesses 2014 International Convention will bring in 24,000 delegates from 10 countries over two November weekends, according to the Hawaii Tourism Authority.

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October 31, 2014

Bearing Witness: Filmmaker Tells Story of Diverse Nazi Victims Branded by “Triangles” | JWnews

Brown for Gypsies, purple for Jehovah’s Witnesses; and red for liberals, communists, anarchists and political prisoners in general.

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October 31, 2014

Jehovah’s Witnesses congregation vs the State of Georgia in 2007 | JWnews

იეჰოვას მოწმეების კრების vs საქართველოს სახელმწიფოს 2007 წელს

In the last few years, Georgia has had a surge in discrimination against religious minorities. A new report reveals that also a silent, invisible day-to-day form of discrimination is prevalent within government institutions and among public servants.

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October 31, 2014

ECHR condemns Georgia for harassment of Jehovah’s Witnesses | JWnews

99 Georgians, all but one of whom are Jehovah’s Witnesses, alleged that they were victims of large-scale religiously motivated violence in the early 2000s

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October 31, 2014

Russian Justice Ministry’s Federal List of Extremist Materials and Jehovah’s Witnesses | JWnews

Jehovah’s Witness literature continues to be ruled “extremist” by courts in Russia, opening the way for yet more prosecutions for their possession or distribution under Article 20.29 of Russia’s Code of Administrative Offences

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October 31, 2014

Jehovah’s Witnesses invite all to the Kukum Kingdom Hall | JWnews

Alasi, Auki, Honiara, Lata, Makira, Munda, and Ngalifasi.

For the next two weeks, Jehovah’s Witnesses will extend personal invitations to as many people as possible from Biluro, Bemuta, Choiseul, Honiara, Mbarande, Tulagi, and Yandina to attend the convention in Honiara with them. ‘

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October 31, 2014

KYRGYZSTAN: Contradictory court decisions, arbitrary official action | JWnews

Jehovah’s Witnesses and other religious communities have faced severe harassment and raids from the authorities in trying to exercise their right to freedom of religion or belief.

SCRA claims rulings do not mean what they say they mean

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October 30, 2014

Pope Francis and the Big Bang theory | JWnews

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October 30, 2014

Vietnamese Jehovah’s Witnesses group to gather in Oklahoma City | JWnews

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October 30, 2014

Philippines, Jehovah’s Witnesses to hold annual convention | JWnews

The following venues and schedules for the conventions are November 14 to 16, 2014 (Tagalog), Concepcion, Tarlac at the Lapus Memorial Sports Complex; November 21 to 23, 2014 (Tagalog) at the Tarlac City CLDH-E1 Auditorium; and November 28 to 30, 2014 (Iloko) at the Tarlac City CLDH-E1 Auditorium.

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October 29, 2014

TURKMENISTAN: Eight prisoners of conscience amnestied | JWnews

Jehovah’s Witnesses told Forum 18 that they are “relieved” that most of their imprisoned fellow believers have been released. They noted on 28 October that the amnesty is an “encouraging” development and are hopeful that it will now result in recognition of the right to conscientious objection to military service.

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October 29, 2014

Creation or Evolution ? | JWnews

Why do many scientifically-minded people have trouble accepting evolution as the origin of life?

Creation or Evolution?—Part 1: Why Believe in God?

Creation or Evolution?—Part 2: Why Question Evolution?

Creation or Evolution?—Part 3: Why Believe in Creation?

Creation or Evolution?—Part 4: How Can I Explain My Belief in Creation?

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