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May 23, 2013

Five freed in Uzbekistan – State Department

The five – also including two human rights activists and two members of the Jehovah’s Witnesses, were freed last year, the State Department said in its 2012 survey of human rights around the world.

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May 20, 2013

AZERBAIJAN: Harsh fines cancelled, banned books list publication soon?

The official claimed that permission requests took “maybe one week” if a book is short, and “if the book is very long, the review might last more than two weeks”. He refused to explain why the Baptists had to wait three months for a response when they requested permission to import the Bibles.

Jehovah’s Witnesses have repeatedly tried to challenge State Committee censorship of their religious publications in court, so far with no success

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July 28, 2011

The Dangers of a Blood Transfusion.


According to the Circular of Information for the use of blood and blood products, immunologic dangers exist with each transfusion. The dangers showing up immediately must be treated as an emergency situation.

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July 1, 2011

Armenia cancels Witness convention again . . . Հայաստանը չեղյալ Վկայի կոնվենցիային կրկին


Հայաստանը չեղյալ Վկայի կոնվենցիային կրկին . Armenia cancels Witness convention again

Religion: Armenian Apostolic Church (more than 90% )

June 24-26, 2011, two priests of the Armenian Apostolic Church along with a parliamentarian attempted to disrupt the convention.

July 1-3, 2011. Approximately 800 Jehovah’s Witnesses who planned to attend in the city of Parakar have been deprived of their right to assemble for worship.

On June 10, just a few hours before the start of their “Let God’s Kingdom Come!” District Convention at a rented auditorium in Vanadzor, Jehovah’s Witnesses were forced to leave the rented facility.
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June 30, 2011

Japan: 7 injured in earthquake. . .日本:7地震で負傷


An earthquake measuring 5.4 struck central Japan today, injuring seven people. However, there were no casualties or serious damage. The epicentre of the quake, recorded at 9.16 am local time, was located in Nagano Prefecture, about 120 km from the capital Tokyo. The Japanese Meteorological Agency reports that no tsunami warning was launched after the shock of an initial 5.5 magnitude on the Richter scale, since lowered by a decimal point. Most of the wounded were hit by debris or objects falling from houses and roofs, but none of them are in a serious condition.
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June 30, 2011

Russia: Persecution of Jehovah’s Witnesses continues. . . . . Россия: Преследования Свидетелей Иеговы продолжается.


Police disrupted a religious meeting of Jehovah’s Witnesses while it was in progress.
Police officers detain two witnesses. When Yu. Sadovnikov stated that he had the right to disseminate his religious beliefs under Article 28 of the RF Constitution, the officers replied, “We have our own Constitution.”
A. Kozhevina (63 years old) and Ye. Tokaryeva (78 years old) were detained for approximately four hours at police dept.
At 4:20 a.m., unidentified individuals broke two windows of a building where religious meetings of Jehovah’s Witnesses are held.

Полиция сорвала религиозное собрание Свидетелей Иеговы, в то время как это было в прогрессе.
Сотрудники полиции задержали двух свидетелей. Когда Ю.. Садовников заявил, что он имел право распространять свои религиозные убеждения на основании статьи 28 Конституции РФ, офицеров ответил: “ У нас есть своя Конституция .”
А. Кожевина (63 лет) и Е.. Tokaryeva (78 лет) были задержаны в течение примерно четырех часов в полицейском отделе.
В 4:20 утра, неизвестные лица ворвались два окна здания, где религиозные собрания Свидетелей Иеговы находятся.

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June 30, 2011

Kyrgyzstan: secret police, “planted” evidence and the Law.


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Main religions: Islam; Russian Orthodox.

Kyrgyzstan overturns decision sentencing two Jehovah’s Witnesses to seven years’ imprisonment.

The defendants referred to evidence, which was ignored by the trial judge, establishing that the two DVDs were planted in their apartment most likely during a secret police raid on January 25, 2011, or during an “electricity inspection” on that same date. They also pointed to evidence that overwhelmingly proved that they are active Jehovah’s Witnesses and have never had involvement with any extremist Islamic organization.
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June 30, 2011

Update: Jehovah’s Witnesses the European Court of Human Rights condemned France.


LeMonde.fr

This is a landmark decision. For the first time, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has recognized, Thursday, June 30, the French government had violated Article 9 of the European Convention on religious freedom. More significantly, punishment is involved in a case between the State for Jehovah’s Witnesses (TJ), whose status as a religious association is regularly questioned by the French government, despite court decisions which recognize that status.
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June 30, 2011

Update: EUROPEAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS VINDICATES JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES IN FRANCE.


STRASBOURG, France––Today the European Court of Human Rights ruled that the government of France violated the rights of Jehovah’s Witnesses when it attempted to impose a retroactive 60% tax on all religious donations made by Jehovah’s Witnesses in France between 1993 and 1996.
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June 29, 2011

Jehovah’s Witnesses hold conventions in Gwinnett.


Witnesses from Metro Atlanta, North Georgia and parts of North and South Carolina will meet at the arena July 1-3, July 22-24, Aug. 19-21 and Aug. 26-28.
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June 29, 2011

France: A history of religious persecution ?


jwitness.wordpress.comOn October 5, 2004, the Court of Cassation, which is the highest court in France, will make public a decision in the case of Association Les Témoins de Jéhovah v. Direction des Services Fiscaux. At issue is the right of this registered association to receive and to record contributions from members and from spontaneous supporters, without those contributions subsequently being taxed.
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Court rules Witnesses are religion
France wants 60 % TAX
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June 29, 2011

First Temple period archeological site unveiled in Jerusalem. . . . . בית ראשון תקופת אתר ארכיאולוגי נחנך בירושלים


A large complex of ruins from the First Temple period called the Ophel City Walls Site was inaugurated on Tuesday in the Walls Around Jerusalem National Park, showcasing one of the most complete excavations from the First Temple period and the area believed to be the Water Gate mentioned in the Bible.
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June 29, 2011

Israel: New Synagogue Excavations In Israel and Beyond. . . . . ישראל: חפירות בית הכנסת החדש בישראל ומעבר


Perhaps the most exciting recent synagogue discovery in Israel was in Magdala, reputedly the home of Mary Magdalene. (Was this the synagogue she regularly attended?) On the shore of the Sea of Galilee, the newly discovered Magdala synagogue, excavated by archaeologists with the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA).
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June 29, 2011

Censorship of Prayers, Ban on ‘God’ and ‘Jesus’.


Three organizations — the Veterans of Foreign Wars, The American Legion and the National Memorial Ladies — allege that the cemetery’s director and other government officials have created “religious hostility” at the cemetery and are violating the First Amendment. According to court document filed this week in federal court, the cemetery’s director, Arleen Ocasio, has banned the ban “God” at funerals and requires prayers be submitted in advance for government approval, MyFoxHouston.com reports.
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June 29, 2011

How was your day in service ? . . . . .Как прошел день на службе?



Եհովայի վկաներ jw-ները . Свидетели Иеговы JW-медиа . Свидетелите на Йехова JW-медиите . Јеховини сведоци ЈВ-медијима

June 29, 2011

Maryland : Why Jehovah’s Witnesses May Knock On Your Door.


Starting this weekend, and continuing for the next three weeks, Jehovah’s Witnesses will put forth extra effort to extend a personal invitation to everyone from Accokeek, Bryans Road, Callaway, Cheltenham and Hughesville to attend the convention with them.
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June 29, 2011

Tri-Cities popular for conventions.


The theme of this year’s District Conventions of Jehovah’s Witnesses is “Let Your Kingdom Come” — and they are.
Nearly 22,000 believers will visit the Tri-Cities next month, about 5,500 each three-day weekend, said Kris Watkins, president of the Tri-Cities Visitor and Convention Bureau in Kennewick.
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June 29, 2011

Health personnel spread hepatitis.


But what is especially alarming is the finding that healthcare practitioners themselves are responsible, in many cases, for the spread of the virus due to unsafe techniques. These include the re-use of syringes and needles. According to the PMRC, nearly 15 percent of paramedics are themselves infected by the hepatitis virus, as are 7.3 percent of nurses, 6.8 percent of doctors and 5.2 percent of medical students based at major hospitals.
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у свидетеля JW новости . जम्मू गवाह JW खबर . ي الشاهد JW انباء وسائل الاعلام . j JW新闻媒体的见证 . j świadkiem jw mediów informacyjnych

June 29, 2011

Honorable mention :)


“I’ve got little kids. My son takes a nap. I mean, I’d rather have the Jehovah’s Witness knocking on my door instead of running to answer the phone every 30 seconds,” she said.
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June 28, 2011

Jehovah Witness Convention Wraps Up. video


Another Jehovah’s Witnesses’ convention in Reading has come to a close. Organizers said people come from across Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland and West Virginia.
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Եհովայի վկաների jw լուրեր Եկեք Աստծո Թագավորությունը գա . Свидетели Иеговы Королевство JW новости Пусть Бог приехал . Dyihobe ay saksi jw balita Hayaan ang Diyos Kingdom dumating . 耶和华见证人JW新闻让神的国降临 . エホバの証人JWニュースレッツ神の王国は来る

June 28, 2011

Armenia: Priest sticks nose in another’s business.


Քահանա կրկին ձողիկներ քիթը, որտեղ այն չպետք է պատկանում, եւ դժվարությունների պատճառ է դառնում:

Religion: Armenian Apostolic Church

Rev. Father Gegham Kesablyan of Holy Resurrection church, arrived at the site.
In response to Rev. Father’s request to leave the hall, the sectarians summoned the police. However, the police refused to interfere.

Rev. Հայր Սուրբ Հարության եկեղեցու Գեղամ Kesablyan ժամանել վայրում:
Ի պատասխան Rev. Հոր դիմումի դուրս գալ դահլիճից, իսկ աղանդավորների կանչվել ոստիկանություն: Սակայն ոստիկանությունը հրաժարվել է միջամտել.

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Հայերեն եկեղեցին vs Եհովայի վկաներ . Ermeni kilisesi vs Yehova Şahitleri . Армянская церковь против Свидетелей Иеговы

June 28, 2011

Armenia: Backgrounder


The constitution provides for freedom of religion; the government generally did not enforce existing legal restrictions on religious freedom.
There were reports of societal abuses and discrimination based on religious affiliation, belief, or practice.
The constitution recognizes “the exclusive mission of the Armenian Church as a national church in the spiritual life, development of the national culture, and preservation of the national identity of the people of Armenia.” The constitution and the Law on Freedom of Conscience and Religious Organizations establish separation of church and state but grant the Armenian Church official status as the national church.

Imprisonment of conscientious objectors to military service
Report: June 2011

Pressure on facility owner forces cancellation of Witnesses’ convention in Armenia
Press release: June 14, 2011
Also in Armenian

Imprisonment of conscientious objectors to military service
Report: May 2011

Mother’s parental rights restricted over religion, Armenian court orders retrial
Press release: April 27, 2011

Info at JW-Media
Info է JW – ներ
U.S. Dept. of State info.


Եհովայի վկաները Հայաստանում անհանգստացրել է եկեղեցին, JW նորություններ

June 28, 2011

Jehovah’s Witnesses use crosses and go to a temple now ?


Mbeugne claimed that the head of the temple had been actively trying to convert locals. He said that under the cover of teaching English, she had started handing out crosses and Jehovah’s Witness literature.
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Senegal atak JW nouvèl . Sénégal attaque JW nouvelles . Сенегал атаки JW новости . סנגל לתקוף ג”ו חדשות . 塞内加尔攻击JW新闻

June 28, 2011

New standards urged on blood transfusions.


Check into the hospital and you may get a blood transfusion you did not really need.

All the variability shows “there is both excessive and inappropriate use of blood transfusions in the US,’’ advisers to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.
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نقل الدم JW الأخبار . jw transfuzji krwi wiadomości . JW переливания крови новости . jw balita dugo transfusions . transfusions sanguines JW nouvelles . jw notizie trasfusioni di sangue . JW新聞輸血 . JW nouvèl san transfizyon

June 27, 2011

What has been going on in Russia ?


Јеховините сведоци. ЏВ вести. Да Божјото царство доаѓаат. Караулата. ЏВ-медиуми. ЏВ медиуми. ЏВ вестиТо, что происходит в России?

Russia continues to violate religious freedom of Jehovah’s Witnesses—forcing two additional appeals to ECHR
Press release: June 22, 2011

Jehovah’s Witnesses blocked from holding two conventions in St. Petersburg due to official interference
Press release: June 21, 2011

Despite not–guilty verdict, Altay Republic Supreme Court orders retrial of landmark case
Press release: June 6, 2011

Russian courts issue contradictory rulings on religious literature of Jehovah’s Witnesses
Press release: May 6, 2011

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Приказна тука …


Свидетели Иеговы. Россию. JW новости. Давайте Царство Божие придет. J свидетеля.JW новости

June 27, 2011

Russia continues to thumb nose at ECHR ?


Россия по-прежнему большим пальцем нос в ЕСПЧ?

Acting Federation Council Speaker Aleksandr Torshin has introduced legislation that would allow Russia’s Constitutional Court to override rulings of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR). If passed into law, it would effectively abrogate one of Moscow’s key obligations to a major European rights and democracy institution.

Исполняющий обязанности спикера Совета Федерации Александр Торшин предложила законопроект, который позволит Конституционного суда России, чтобы переопределить решения Европейского суда по правам человека (ЕСПЧ). Если он будет принят в качестве закона, было бы эффективно отменить одно из ключевых обязательств Москвы на основных европейских человека и демократии учреждения.

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История здесь …


Јеховините сведоци. ЏВ вести. Да Божјото царство доаѓаат. Караулата. ЏВ-медиуми. ЏВ медиуми. ЏВ вести

June 27, 2011

Senegal backgrounder.


Témoins de Jéhovah. Sénégal. Dakar. Salle du Royaume brûlé.

Muslim 95%, Christian 4%, traditional 1%.

The constitution provides for freedom of religion, and other laws and policies contributed to the generally free practice of religion.
Islam is the predominant religion, practiced by approximately 94 percent of the population. Most citizens practice a syncretistic form of Islam; they belong to one of several Sufi brotherhoods and combine Islamic practices with indigenous cultural beliefs and values.

Girls, sometimes as young as nine, were married to older men due to religious, economic, and cultural reasons.

Women’s rights groups highlighted infanticide, usually due to poverty or embarrassment, as a continuing problem. Methods ranged from burying them alive, putting them in septic tanks, or simply abandoning them along the road.

While prostitution is legal, procuring a minor for prostitution is punishable by imprisonment.

Many religious instructors in Qur’anic schools brought young boys from rural villages to urban areas and held them under conditions of servitude, forcing them to beg on a daily basis in unsanitary and dangerous conditions or to work in the agriculture sector under the threat of physical punishment.

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Int. Religious Freedom Report


Témoins de Jéhovah. Sénégal. Dakar. Salle du Royaume brûlé.

June 27, 2011

The Greek Orthodox Church vs National debt. – video


Restaurants, parking lots and beaches ?

The Greek Orthodox Church owns property worth some €700 billion – more than double the country’s national debt. And yet it is the struggling Greek state that pays the salaries and pensions of all the Orthodox clerics in the country.
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Φόρος της Ελληνικής Ορθόδοξης Εκκλησίας . Հարկային է Հույն Ուղղափառ եկեղեցու . Vergi Rum Ortodoks Kilisesi

June 27, 2011

Hundreds of Muslim youth in Senegal burn a church, destroy bar in capital neighborhood.


He said the Islamic religious leaders did not endorse the violence, “but they do think that the youth were right” to destroy the church and the bar.
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مسلم فعل الشباب مثل الحيوانات والكنيسة الهجوم الذي وقع في السنغال. داكار ، السنغال.


June 25, 2011

FYI -Censoring the Web.


The difficulties of censoring or filtering the World Wide Web.

The Queensland dentist included on the Australian communications regulator’s blacklist of prohibited websites has demanded that the list be cleaned up, as he is now being associated with child porn peddlers and sexual violence sites.
Warning – Adult subject

June 25, 2011

Australia – Telstra, Optus to start censoring the web next month.


MOST Australian internet users will have their web access censored next month after the country’s two largest internet providers agreed to voluntarily block more than 500 websites from view.
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First seen at JW Archive

June 25, 2011

Utah – Witnessing faith door-to-door.


“For Jehovah’s Witnesses, this isn’t just something that we do,” Joe said as he tucked a handful of printed invitations into the notebook he carries. “This is who we are.”
“People are very nice,” he said. “It’s a rare thing for someone to be angry or rude. For the most part, people understand what we are doing, and they respect it – even if they don’t agree with us.”
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June 25, 2011

FYI – NY becomes 6th state to legalize gay marriage.


After days of contentious negotiations and last-minute reversals by two Republican senators, New York became the sixth and largest state in the country to legalize gay marriage, breathing life into the national gay rights movement that had stalled over a nearly identical bill here two years ago.
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June 24, 2011

Jehovah’s Witnesses in Utah to take big step.


A lot of people know a little about Jehovah’s Witnesses.

They know members go door-to-door to spread the faith. They know they don’t celebrate holidays or birthdays. Maybe they know that Witnesses believe we are living in “the last days,” a time of war, wickedness and destruction before God’s Kingdom will come to rule the Earth.
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June 24, 2011

Jehovah’s Witness Convention Returns to Huntsville.


The first of the three local convention weekends will begin Friday, June 24th at 9:20 a.m. The second will begin on July 1st. The third, which will be in Spanish, is scheduled to start on July 8th. This year’s theme is “Let God’s Kingdom Come!” There will be morning and afternoon sessions each day.
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Свидетели Иеговы. Давайте Царства Божьего Come – Zeugen Jehovas. Lassen Sie Gottes Kingdom Come – jwitness.wordpress.com – Μάρτυρες του Ιεχωβά. Ας Βασιλεία του Θεού Come – עדי יהוה. בואו הממלכה של אלוהים בואו

June 24, 2011

KYRGYZSTAN: Jail terms overturned, but tyranny still prevails.


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Main religions: Islam; Russian Orthodox.

Batken Regional Court in southern Kyrgyzstan has overturned seven-year prison terms imposed on two cousins who are Jehovah’s Witnesses, Forum 18 News Service has learned. However, despite this, the Court specifically stated that it rejected the two men’s appeal. Instead of being exonerated and freed, the two – Iskandar Kambarov and Jonibek Nosirov – still face possible prosecution and remain in pre-trial detention. “We hope that reason will prevail and they will now be freed,” Jehovah’s Witnesses told Forum 18. The two men had been found guilty of having two discs which police say were from the Hizb ut-Tahrir Islamist movement. Kambarov and Nosirov say the discs were not theirs and were planted on them. Batken Regional Court also ordered that “in order to remedy the gaps in the investigation process” the case should be sent for further investigation, and ordered that the two cousins should pay costs. Officials continue to defend the prosecution to Forum 18. Local Jehovah’s Witnesses state that the two men remain “in good spirits”.
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Свидетели Иеговы – Да воскреснет Бог, а придет Царство . Jehovove priče – Let Boga; s kraljestvo prišel . Dyihobe ay saksi – Hayaan ang Diyos; s Kingdom dumating.

June 24, 2011

Rochester: Jehovah’s Witnesses to hold 3 conventions.


An estimated 12,000 people are expected to attend the three weekend conventions at the Blue Cross Arena at the Rochester Community War Memorial. The conventions will be held July 1-3, July 8-10 and July 22-24.
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Свидетели Иеговы. Давайте Царства Божьего Come

June 23, 2011

FYI – Overworked America.


In the past 20 years, the US economy has grown nearly 60 percent. This huge increase in productivity is partly due to automation, the internet, and other improvements in efficiency. But it’s also the result of Americans working harder—often without a big boost to their bottom lines. Oh, and meanwhile, corporate profits are up 20 percent.
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June 23, 2011

Tajikistan: In Dushanbe children can go to church only for funerals.


Свидетели Иеговы. Пусть Божье Царство придет.Dushanbe (AsiaNews/F18) – The lower house of Tajikistan’s parliament approved a controversial Parental Responsibility Law on 15 June. President Emomali Rahmon had proposed it. Under the new piece of legislation, harsher measures would stop children under the age of 18 from attending religious functions, except funerals. Violations would be severely punished, including prison for parents. Experts note that the new law will further restrict religious freedom, already limited by the 2009 law.

Since then, many mosques have been destroyed, Christians have been tried and convicted for “illegal” meetings and activities, and Jehovah’s Witnesses have been banned.
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June 23, 2011

Filipino Jehovah’s Witnesses invite all to attend ‘Let God’s Kingdom Come!’ Convention.

Filipino Dyihobe saksi ay mag-imbita ng lahat na dumalo sa 'Hayaan ang Diyos Kingdom Halika!' Convention.

'Hayaan ang Diyos Kingdom Halika!'

Filipino Dyihobe saksi ay mag-imbita ng lahat na dumalo sa ‘Hayaan ang Diyos Kingdom Halika!’ Convention.
Locally, all of the area’s 17 Filipino Witness congregations will be supporting the activity of distributing attractively printed invitations to the convention. An estimated 2,600 will come to the Fairfield Assembly Hall over two successive weekends for the Bible-based Tagalog programs. Throughout the United States, there will be 381 conventions in 98 cities. Worldwide, there are over 7,500,000 Witnesses in more than 107,000 congregations.
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