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June 4, 2011

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Moustache Joe’s Welcomes Jehovah Witness Convention in Cornwall Ontario – June 2011
The first English-speaking convention will take place on June 4-6 and will see over 4,300 people attend. A second English-speaking convention for another 4300 Witnesses takes place from June 11 to June 13. The following two conventions will welcome 7,600 French-speaking members of the Christian congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. These will be held June 18-20 and June 25-27.
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June 4, 2011

Convention at Germain Arena in Estero, Florida.


Witnesses’ convention: Jehovah’s Witnesses will gather at the 2011 “Let God’s Kingdom Come!” District Convention at Germain Arena in Estero. The first of three-day events will begin at 9:20 a.m. June 10. There is no admission fee. Conventions of Jehovah’s Witnesses are supported entirely by voluntary donations.
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June 4, 2011

Indiana convention.


The city of Evansville is preparing for its largest religious conference. The Jehovah’s Witness District Convention is expected to bring up to 12,000 visitors over two weekends. The city says the event will pump more than $3.7 million into the local economy.

June 4, 2011

Jehovah’s Witnesses arrive for annual Tucson convention & video.


But for nearly half a century, summer in Tucson has meant the return of the Jehovah’s Witnesses Convention.

Nearly 40,000 people came to the Tucson Convention Center for the next six weekends starting Friday.
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June 4, 2011

FYI – UN Report: Internet access a human right.


La Rue said that he is deeply concerned by increasingly sophisticated blocking or filtering mechanisms used by some states for censorship.
However, La Rue said that child pornography is one clear exception where blocking measures are justified.
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June 4, 2011

Bill to beef up religious freedom in U.S. foreign policy gets warm reception.


If a hearing today is any indication, Congress this year will commit more than $30 million over the next seven years – in the thick of intense budget fights – to reauthorize a small government commission that works to amplify the plight of persecuted religious minorities abroad.
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June 4, 2011

FYI – A Ginkgo Biloba Extract, Is Effective Against Atherosclerosis In Vitro


EGb761 has a protective role in the development of atherosclerosis and is a potential therapeutic agent for preventing atherosclerosis.
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June 4, 2011

Kyrgyzstan: Court Confuses Jehovah’s Witnesses for Islamic Radicals.


Islam; Russian Orthodox.

A district court in Kyrgyzstan’s southern Batken Province seems to have had a hard time distinguishing Islam from Christianity. The court recently sentenced two Jehovah’s Witnesses to seven-year prison terms for the possession of banned radical Islamic media materials.
The pair insists security officials planted the DVDs during two unannounced visits to their house on January 25.
“The Jehovah’s Witness case demonstrates serious violations of religious freedom do still occur [in Kyrgyzstan],” Corley added.
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June 4, 2011

FYI – AIDS at 30.


In the 30 years since its first recognition, AIDS has killed nearly 30 million people worldwide, including more than 615,000 in the United States. Today, an additional 34 million people — including nearly 1.2 million in the U.S. — are living with the virus that causes the disease, human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV. This year, 1.8 million of them will die, including about 17,000 in this country.
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June 4, 2011

Jehovah’s Witnesses from Southern Illinois.


An estimated 11,000 Jehovah’s Witnesses from Southern Illinois, Western Kentucky and Southern Indiana are expected to come to Evansville over the weekends of June 10-12 and 17-19 for the ninth annual convention at Roberts Municipal Stadium. It is similar to 381 other conventions taking place in 98 cities across the United States.
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