December 20, 2014

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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December 21, 2014

TURKMENISTAN: Same court, same judge, same four-year prison sentence, different victim | JWnews

Yet another Jehovah’s Witness has been given a four-year prison term on charges her fellow-believers insist were fabricated to punish her for exercising her right to freedom of religion or belief.

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December 21, 2014

FYI – China Broadens Crackdown on Foreign Missionaries | JWnews

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Following the detentions this month of two Canadian Christian activists based by the North Korean border, The Globe and Mail’s Nathan VanderKlippe reports on a broader crackdown on foreign missionaries in China:

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December 21, 2014

Bloodless heart surgery for Aussie Witness | JWnews

In October, Australian Madalyn Copcutt was diagnosed with a rare heart tumor considered inoperable. The 26-year-old newlywed and Jehovah’s Witness traveled 11,296 miles from Perth to Canton, Ohio, for bloodless heart surgery from Giovanni Ciuffo, MD.

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December 21, 2014

The Deaf and Mute are also cared for | JWnews

The deaf mute will hold their Centennial District Convention at the Tangahalang Pasiguena in Pasig City from December 26 to 28.

Some 1,500 deaf mute delegates are expected to attend the convention.

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December 21, 2014

1,200 Jehovah’s Witnesses set for Chelmsford move as UK HQ plans submitted | JWnews

JEHOVAH’S Witnesses are set to build their UK headquarters in Chelmsford after submitting ambitious plans to the council for approval.

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December 21, 2014

FYI – Jamaica, The day for mandatory voting in Jamaica is dawning | JWnews

A little over a 50 per cent voter turnout, the average of our last five general elections, can hardly be described as real democracy consistent with the known beliefs of its conceptualisers.

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December 21, 2014

DU researchers develop haemoglobin-based blood substitute | JWnews

Unavailability of blood in emergency situations such as accidents or battlefield trauma will no longer be a problem as a Delhi University department has claimed to have developed a safe and portable blood substitute which can be used irrespective of blood groups.

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December 20, 2014

Watchtower Library 2014/2015 | JWnews

The Watchtower Library is used daily by hundreds of thousands looking for specific information that is Bible based. Join with others studying in the most valuable book ever written, God’s word the Bible, by way of the Watchtower Library..

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December 18, 2014

2014 Annual Meeting Highlights – video | JWnews

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December 18, 2014

Russia : Prosecutor’s Office requires Jehovah’s Witnesses branch in Abinsk to close | JWnews

According to the Ministry has directed the prosecutor “Jehovah’s Witnesses” written warning about the inadmissibility distribute banned books, but the organization continued to distribute the publication to all comers.

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December 18, 2014

Top Blood Transfusion-Related Complication More Common Than Previously Reported | JWnews

Two studies published in the January issue of Anesthesiology, the official medical journal of the American Society of Anesthesiologists® (ASA®), shed new light on the prevalence of transfusion-related acute lung injury (TRALI) and transfusion-associated circulatory overload (TACO), the number one and two leading causes of blood transfusion-related deaths in the United States

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December 17, 2014

Photo Drama of Creation | JWnews

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December 17, 2014

FYI – Million mummy mystery | JWnews

An ancient cemetery in Egypt contains 1 million bodies, according to a team of archeologists who discovered the burial ground. What the site represents remains a mystery, as the scientists are still puzzled about where exactly . . .

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December 17, 2014

Religion at center of lawsuit against Cleveland police | JWnews

The city of Cleveland is fighting a lawsuit involving a former police officer who claims he was discriminated against after changing religious beliefs in 2012

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December 17, 2014

Jehovah’s Witnesses PBS documentary: www.Knocking.org | JWnews

December 17, 2014

FYI – New blood test to detect risk of heart disease | JWnews

The Food and Drug Administration just approved a blood test that could help determine your risk for developing heart disease or other heart complications. This test is designed for people who have no signs or symptoms . . .

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December 17, 2014

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December 17, 2014

Israel: Live Western Wall Camera | JWnews

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December 17, 2014

8,000-Year-Old Olive Oil Discovered in Galilee | JWnews

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Researchers find oldest evidence of olive oil usage in Israel and likely in entire Middle East at Lower Galilee excavation.

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December 17, 2014

FYI – Facing fines, conversion or death, Christian families flee Mosul | JWnews

Just days after the militant group the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria said they killed hundreds of Syrians, dozens of Iraqi Christian families are now fleeing the ISIS-controlled city of Mosul, hoping to avoid a similar fate.

On Friday, the al Qaeda splinter group issued an ultimatum to Iraqi Christians living in Mosul — by Saturday at noon (5 a.m. ET), they must convert to Islam, pay a fine or face “death by the sword.”

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December 17, 2014

Mercy’s bloodless surgery program draws patients from across country, around world | JWnews

A religious conviction close to Madalyn Copcutt’s heart led her to travel more than 11,000 miles to Canton for medical care.

Copcutt’s beliefs as a Jehovah’s Witness forbids her from accepting blood transfusions, no . . .

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December 17, 2014

“the earliest extra-biblical reference to the House of David.” | JWnews

A rock found in Israel and currently on display at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art offers new evidence supporting the Bible’s description of the rule of King David, archaeology experts believe.

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December 17, 2014

FYI – Stopping free speech, what next ? | JWnews

South Pittsburg, on the banks of the Tennessee River, is a town of just over 3,100 people. At the town’s most recent monthly meeting on December 9, the city council approved a measure that would restrict any employee, elected official, contractor or person doing business with the city from posting negative comments about South Pittsburg on Facebook or Twitter.

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December 17, 2014

How Did Life Get Its Start – How Did Living Things Develop | JWnews

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December 17, 2014

Doctors can ignore ‘deeply-held views’ of two Jehovah’s Witnesses to treat son | JWnews

A High Court judge has ruled that the son of two devout Jehovah’s Witnesses can be given a blood transfusion despite religious objections from his parents.

Mr Justice Moylan was told by doctors that the “very young” boy had suffered severe burns in an accident and might need . . .

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December 16, 2014

Jehovah’s Witness assembly planned | JWnews

Large delegations of Jehovah’s Witnesses from a four-county area (including Crestview and Okaloosa County) will attend the next assembly in Panama City.

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December 16, 2014

Chesterfield charity uses Ashya King cash to help other sick children | JWnews

Thousands of pounds which were originally raised by a Chesterfield charity to help Ashya King are now being used to aid other sick children.

Kids ‘n’ Cancer was prepared to give £50,000 in donations to Ashya’s parents so they could pay for their son’s brain tumour treatment – until the NHS offered to fund his therapy.

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December 16, 2014

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December 16, 2014

Court bars kids from Jehovah’s Witness activities | JWnews

Two children whose parents separated have been forbidden by the High Court to attend Jehovah’s Witness meetings or church activities, in order to dilute exposure to their mother’s religion. The mother became a Jehovah’s Witness after separating from her husband in 2010, and introduced their daughter and son to the . . .

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December 16, 2014

FYI – Repeal of D.C. Amendment Will Have ‘Severe Impact on Religious Liberty’ | JWnews

A Christian legal organization is warning that the recent repeal of an exemption that allowed private schools in Washington, D.C. to adhere to their convictions about sexuality will have a “severe impact on religious liberty.”

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December 16, 2014

The exceptional persecution of Jehovah’s Witnesses | JWnews

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To date, at least 73 Jehovah’s Witnesses are in Eritrean prisons suffering harrowing conditions [1]. None have been charged or sentenced. Jehovah’s Witnesses were stripped of their citizenship and basic civil rights by presidential decree in October of 1994. However there is absolutely no legal framework how the government handles religious prisoners.

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December 15, 2014

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December 15, 2014

Supreme Court must address citizenship oath | JWnews

Ontario’s top court has gone rogue. It has ruled that forcing aspiring citizens to express allegiance to the Queen and her heirs does not breach freedom of expression under our Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and would be justifiable in any event.

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December 15, 2014

Study: Jehovah’s Witnesses fare better after cardiac surgery | JWnews

A new study shows that Jehovah’s Witnesses, known for their stand on refusing blood transfusions fair better after undergoing cardiac surgery than those who accept blood transfusions.

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December 15, 2014

Uzbek state media campaign against freedom of worship and religion | JWnews

Official newspapers pursue a campaign against religious communities and believers, such as Protestants and Jehovah’s Witnesses. One of their accusations is that the latter “turn children into zombies”. Victims of slander have no chance to reply. In one case, defamatory articles led to four Christians losing their job.

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December 15, 2014

Jehovah’s Witnesses: a new “Kingdom Hall” in Cassano | JWnews

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Sunday, December 14, 2014, at 10:00, will be inaugurated in Cassano Murge a new place of worship of Jehovah’s Witnesses, called “Kingdom Hall”, and located in Machiavelli n. 22, in the area of ​​Via Convent. The program provides an opening keynote address will be delivered by Luciano Prendin

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December 15, 2014

Jehovah’s Witness main website again banned | JWnews

Jehovah’s Witnesses’ main international website – http://www.jw.org – has once again been banned as “extremist” in Russia. The site was first banned by a Tver court in August 2013, but Jehovah’s Witnesses successfully appealed against the ban at Tver Regional Court in January 2014

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December 15, 2014

‘NO Transfusion confusion’ — Blood transfusions may endanger life | JWnews

The Jehovah’s Witness faith has long been opposed to blood transfusions. Now, recent studies show that they may have known a few things most others didn’t.

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December 14, 2014

Rostov Region Court overturned the verdict in the case of Jehovah’s Witnesses | JWnews

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July 30, nine accused were acquitted, four were sentenced to probation and fined, fines were appointed three other defendants. All convicted by court fines dismissed due to the statute of limitations. The parties appealed the judgment process: Jehovah’s Witnesses have demanded a full justification , and the prosecutor’s office – a new trial .

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December 14, 2014

Cossacks seize Kingdom Hall | JWnews

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In the Red Ray Cossacks Kozitsina continue to capture new territories and buildings. Next to “nationalize” the object was the witness of Jehovah’s Witnesses Kingdom Hall.

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December 14, 2014

Phil Donahue, Jehovah’s Witnesses and U.S. law.


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December 14, 2014

Major renovations at Jehovah’s Witness “church” | JWnews

The Jehovah’s Witnesses church in Melfort was a hive of activity this past week and will continue to be early this week.

A crew of about 70 volunteers from across the province are converging on the church, gutting it out and redoing nearly the entire inside.

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December 14, 2014

Would you recognize the Messiah ? | JWnews

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December 14, 2014

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December 13, 2014

FYI – Censorship row over Russian internet blacklist | JWnews

Single registry of domain names, indexes pages of sites in the network “Internet” and the network address for the identification of sites in the network “Internet”, containing the information the dissemination of which is prohibited in the Russian Federation

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December 13, 2014

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December 13, 2014

Statement by the Government of Georgia | JWnews

The Government of Georgia accepts with great seriousness Tuesday’s judgment by the European Court of Human Rights that Georgian authorities in 2000-2001 tolerated severe harassment of Jehovah’s Witnesses. The Government will ensure that the victims are rapidly provided the due remedies, as laid out in the judgment.

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December 13, 2014

ECtHR condemns Georgia for harassment of Jehovah’s Witnesses

On 7 October, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) unanimously ruled in favor of Jehovah’s Witnesses in the case of Begheluri and Others v. Georgia.
The 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. They lodged the application with the European Court of Human Rights in July of 2002.

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