Archive for ‘yehovanin’

April 26, 2011

FYI – The United Nations, The International Baccalaureate, and Pantheism.

One would suppose the UN would be committed to cultural and religious diversity, eschewing the establishment of a global religion, given the fact it has representatives from countries around the world. But as it turns out, the UN has long had an interest in a global government and universal religion.
Story here . . . . .

February 9, 2011

The Holocaust and the United Nations Outreach Program.

Rejecting any denial of the Holocaust as a historical event, either in full or in part, the General Assembly adopted by consensus a resolution (A/RES/60/7) condemning “without reserve” all manifestations of religious intolerance, incitement, harassment or violence against persons or communities based on ethnic origin or religious belief, whenever they occur.
Story here. . . . .

February 4, 2011

Russia: More banned literature on list.

532. The brochure “What God Require of Us?»).
537. Magazine “Watchtower proclaims the kingdom of Jehovah’s” Who really believes the Bible? “On 10/15/1998).
538. Magazine “Watchtower proclaims the kingdom of Jehovah’s Witnesses” Why Christmas is celebrated even in Asia? “On 12/15/1999 izd.).
539. Magazine “Watchtower proclaims the kingdom of Jehovah’s” How to find true happiness? “On 03/01/2001 ed. Wachtturm Bibel -).
540. Magazine “Watchtower proclaims the kingdom of Jehovah’s 15.01.2007, ed. Wachtturm Bibel -).
541. Magazine “Watchtower proclaims the kingdom of Jehovah” 3/1/2007, Vol. Wachtturm Bibel ).
542. Magazine “Watchtower proclaims the kingdom of Jehovah’s 15.03.2007,)
543. Magazine “Watchtower proclaims the kingdom of Jehovah” 4/1/2007,).
556. The brochure “What God Require of Us?”).

February 4, 2011

Russia: more banned lit.

522. Brochure “You can be the friend of God!”).
523. Brochure “The Jehovah’s Witnesses who are they? ).
524. Brochure “The End of false religion is near!” 9).
525. The brochure “How can blood save your life?”).
526. The brochure “will someday be a world without war»).
527. The brochure “A government that will bring paradise»).
528. Brochure “spirits of the dead»).
529. The brochure “A book for all»
530. The brochure “Enjoy life on earth forever!»).
531. The brochure “What is the meaning of life).

January 29, 2011

Jehovah’s Witnesses in Egypt.

With the events in Egypt unfolding in graphic detail, what has been the plight of the modern day congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Egypt ? Listed below are a number of excerpts from the Watchtower pertaining to the struggle of Jehovah’s people in that part of the world.
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January 22, 2011

Our Readers.

January 15, 2011

British Activists Sue to Weaken Abortion Drug Safety Laws.

“Use of RU486/misoprostol may cause any of the following: hemorrhage requiring blood transfusion, severe pain requiring strong pain killers, incomplete abortion, rupture of the
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January 14, 2011

FYI – Iraq tourism hangs in balance at Babylon.

The words “tourism” and “Iraq” don’t often get used in the same sentence these days, but if a new project to help preserve the historic ruins of Babylon pays off, archaeologists and officials say the country could soon be back on the international travel map.
So far, 2011 has been a good year for Babylon. Work funded by a $2 million U.S.
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January 11, 2011

The Holocaust: dealing with the past.

At the first sight of the Holocaust Memorial, one is amazed and wonders what it represents. We all stand by the edge of the street bordering the American Embassy and backing the Tiergaten Park in Berlin. From here, one has a landscape view of the memorial; it looks like a sea
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December 29, 2010

Video – ECHR

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December 28, 2010

China rebuffs Vatican on religious freedom.“We hope the Vatican can face the facts of China’s religious freedom and the development of Catholicism in China, and take concrete actions to promote

December 25, 2010

New system living, without the cage.
Video here. . .

December 18, 2010

A new Gallup poll on evolution.

A new Gallup poll on public opinion about evolution hints at a slightly higher rate of acceptance of evolution in the United States over the years. Asked in December 2010 “[w]hich of the following statements comes closest to your views on the origin and development of human beings,” 38% of the respondents. . .
Story here. . .

December 9, 2010

Bible Science news.

Take a look at our new Science news site.

New site here. . .

December 4, 2010

Introduction to Ancient Hebrew Part 3 of 7

November 29, 2010

Video – God is Love.

November 26, 2010

FYI – China, Russia quit dollar.

St. Petersburg, Russia – China and Russia have decided to renounce the US dollar and resort to using their own currencies for bilateral trade, Premier Wen Jiabao and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin announced late on Tuesday.
Story here. . .

November 26, 2010

FYI – The Dead Sea Scrolls Online !

November 20, 2010

U.S. Department of State releases religious freedom report.


Jehovah’s Witnesses in Nagorno-Karabakh reported that they were denied registration last August. In March and April, 2010, Jehovah’s Witnesses were subjected to inspections and arrests, RFE/Radio Liberty reports. Following requests by the Jehovah’s Witnesses, on March 23, 2010, the Ministry of Justice informed the group that the number of allowed visits by Jehovah’s Witnesses to their adherents in prison would increase from one every two months to once a month.
Story here. . . .

November 18, 2010

TURKMENISTAN: Religious freedom survey, November 2010 — As of November 2010, eight Jehovah’s Witnesses had been jailed for refusing military service, while two more were serving suspended sentences. None of the sentenced Jehovah’s Witnesses were included in the prisoner amnesties proclaimed by President Berdymukhamedov in 2009 or 2010. Instead, the then five prisoners of conscience were before the May 2010 amnesty sent to a labour camp for alleged violations of prison rules. Jehovah’s Witnesses think this was to make them ineligible amnesty.
Story here

November 17, 2010

Not a Witness.

In a rare letter sent to Armenian media, and ArmeniaNow in particular, on Tuesday the Jehovah’s Witnesses organization said the man suspected of murdering his parents “is not a Jehovah’s Witness, has never been one and has nothing to do with Jehovah’s Witnesses.”

Surb Hovhannes (St. John) Church priest Ter Shmavon Ghevondyan says in any country where there is a traditional church, other religious organizations are considered to be sects.
“A sect is a sect no matter how hard you try not to call it one. They act like petty looters during a disaster, looters who want to get as much as they can during the time of trouble,” he says.
Story here

November 16, 2010

FYI – The Search for Purpose in the Universe.

Many scientists and philosophers have claimed that Earth is an ordinary speck of dust adrift, without purpose or significance, in a vast cosmic sea. Yet current astronomical evidence seems to suggest just the opposite. We now know that a rare and finely-tuned array of factors makes Earth suitable for complex life.
Info here. . .

November 15, 2010

Ex-employee accuses Oak Park of religious discrimination.

Shawnya Robinson, a Jehovah’s Witness, claims that the village fired her because she couldn’t perform two job responsibilities due to her religious beliefs, namely voter registration and domestic partner registration, after she was transferred to a new job in the clerk’s office.
Story here. . .

November 15, 2010

TAJIKISTAN: Jehovah’s Witness unregistered worship.

“Because all of this we live in uncertainty and fear, and cannot worship openly,” the Jehovah’s Witness lamented. Because of the ban fellow believers in Khujand are trying to survive on private jobs. “Our believers are known in the society and they are not employed in the public sector,” the Jehovah’s Witness said. Recently a member of their community working for a state school left his job, under the pressure of law-enforcement agencies. The Jehovah’s Witnesses do not want to discuss the details of this, due to fear of state reprisals.
Story here. . .

November 13, 2010

FYI – NASA’s Fermi Telescope Finds Giant Structure in our Galaxy.

From end to end, the newly discovered
gamma-ray bubbles extend 50,000 light-years,
or roughly half of the Milky Way's diameter.

WASHINGTON — NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope has unveiled a previously unseen structure centered in the Milky Way. The feature spans 50,000 light-years and may be the remnant of an eruption from a supersized black hole at the center of our galaxy.
Story here. . .

November 13, 2010

FYI – First Church Teaches Evolution.

Religious Life
Submitted by First Church of Christ

First Church has organized this program for its intrinsic interest and to demonstrate that faith communities can and need to embrace the discovery and tools of science if we want to be involved in their application in human society.
Story here. . .

November 12, 2010

ECHR: Interference with freedom of religion.

The Jehovah’s Witnesses claim to have more than 17 million adherents throughout the world, including more than 250,000 in France. They describe themselves as a Christian religion, basing their beliefs entirely on the Bible. The movement is funded by “offerings”. In a 1995 parliamentary report entitled “Sects in France”, the Jehovah’s Witnesses were classified as a sect.
PDF document here. . .

November 11, 2010

Chilean miner runs and runs and runs.

Edison Pena has prepared for Sunday’s New York Marathon like no other competitor – by running twice a day in steel-tipped electrician’s boots, 2,300ft underground.
Story here. . .

November 11, 2010

Jehovah’s Witnesses steadfast as amendment to “soul hunting” law put on hold.

Avetisyan, 55, her two sons (20 and 18 year-old), and daughter (24 year-old) are Jehovah’s witnesses, members of a registered religious organization, which has more than 10,000 followers in Armenia (their number reaches six million all over the world). Strange though it may seem, Avetisyan is not very much worried about her sons’ imprisonments.

Ավետիսյան, 55, նրա երկու որդիները (20 եւ 18 տարեկան), ու աղջիկը (24 տարեկան) Եհովայի վկաներ են, անդամներ գրանցված կրոնական կազմակերպություն է, որն ունի ավելի քան 10.000 հետեւորդներ Հայաստանում (նրանց թիվը հասնում է վեց միլիոն բոլոր ամբողջ աշխարհում). Տարօրինակ չնայած դա կարող է թվալ, Ավետիսյանը շատ մեծ չէ, շատ մտահոգված է իր որդիների ազատազրկման.

Story here. . .

November 11, 2010

Independent Press Center invites journalists on November 11, 2010, 2:30 p.m. to the press-conference


Story here. . .

November 11, 2010

Expression of Christian faith is basis for criminal prosecution in Russia.

Claimed that the publications were dangerous months before any court ruling declared some to be “extremist.”
Some of the literature was confiscated without a search warrant.
The signature on the interrogation protocol was found to have been forged.
Story here. . .

November 10, 2010

FYI – Exhibit shows inner workings and treasures of Vatican Library.

(CNS/Paul Haring)

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — State-of-the-art technology and the latest in multi-media presentation techniques reveal some of the centuries-old treasures housed in the “pope’s library” in a new exhibit at the Vatican.
Story here. . .

November 10, 2010

Monrovia: District convention

Apart from the two Conventions scheduled to take place in Monrovia, Witnesses throughout Liberia will host the “Remain Close to Jehovah” District Convention in three other cities. The three cities selected for the hosting of the Conventions are Gbarnga, in Bong County, Voinjama in Lofa County and Pleebo in Maryland County. “Worldwide, there are over 7,300,000 Witnesses with more than 105,000 congregations,” the release disclosed. Meanwhile, admission to these conventions is absolutely free as no collection will be taken from anyone in attendance.
Story here. . .

November 10, 2010

Our history in Austria.

Following complex legal proceedings in which the domestic courts declined jurisdiction, on 4 October 1995 the Constitutional Court found that the applicants had the right to have a decision, be it positive or negative, concerning their request to be recognised as a religious society.
Story here. . .

November 10, 2010

FYI – Turkey’s dwindling Christians.

Vast numbers of Christians have left their ancient homeland and now make up just 0.13 percent of Turkey’s population of 73 million people. Some 60,000 Armenians and 15,000 Syriac Orthodox also live in Turkey, and there are much smaller communities of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Roman Catholics, Chaldeans and others.
Story here. . .

November 9, 2010

FYI – The Vatican’s View of Evolution: The Story of Two Popes.

by Doug Linder

The relationship between the papacy and scientists has sometimes—just ask Galileo—been testy. Interestingly, however, the Catholic Church has largely sat out the cultural battle over the teaching of evolution.

Story here. . .

November 9, 2010

The Caribbean Heart Institute (CHI) has acquired a cell-saver machine.

Stephens said the procedure worked fine during the operation last week and he reported that the surgery was done on CHI’s first Jehovah’s Witnesses patient. Jehovah’s Witnesses do not accept blood transfusions in keeping with their religious beliefs, but cell-saver procedures are not prohibited.
Story here. . .

November 9, 2010

TURKMENISTAN: “One thing shines through from this sordid tale..”

It is likely that Nurliev and a Jehovah’s Witnesses prisoner of conscience sentenced in mid-September, Ahmet Hudaybergenov, will be sent to Seydi labour camp, where Baptist and Jehovah’s Witness prisoners of conscience have previously been held.
Story here. . .

November 9, 2010

Seeking refuge in Jehovah

AN ADDRESS from visiting Sydney guest speaker Graeme Martin capped off a day of special instruction for Jehovah’s Witnesses from around the Wide Bay region on Sunday.
Story here. . .

November 9, 2010

Major surgery in an osteosarcoma patient refusing blood transfusion.

We describe an unusual case of osteosarcoma in a Jehovah’s Witness patient who underwent chemotherapy and major surgery without the need for blood transfusion.
Story here. . .

November 9, 2010

Forget blood shortages – just inject your skin with . . .

Story here. . .
SCIENTISTS MAY HAVE finally resolved the ongoing problem of blood donor shortages – by identifying a way that converts a person’s skin cells into blood of their own unique type.

Story here. . .

November 8, 2010

Considerations in blood management for the Jehovah’s Witness.

BY Nusrat Chaudhry, MD; T.S. Dharmarajan, MD, FACP, AGSF

•The sole purpose of management should be to improve the JW’s health.
•Anemia should be detected at the earliest through basic tests.
•Evaluation must be directed towards the etiology of anemia.
•Blood loss must be minimized at all settings, including through blood tests; screen for occult blood loss where indicated.
Story here. . .

November 8, 2010

Train kills Jehovah’s Witness stabbing suspect.

A fugitive 22-year-old believed to have stabbed another man to death at a Frankfurt centre for Jehovah’s Witnesses over the weekend has been killed by a train, police said on Monday.
Story here. . .

November 8, 2010

600 begin to build place of worship in North Stonington.

North Stonington — Nearly 600 volunteers kicked off the beginning of a three-week effort to raise a new Kingdom Hall for the Stonington and Westerly, R.I., Jehovah’s Witness congregations this past weekend.
Story here. . .

November 6, 2010

The Conflict Between Religion and Evolution.
Almost 150 years after Charles Darwin published his groundbreaking work On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, Americans are still fighting over evolution.

Story here. . .

November 6, 2010


Aside from brief mentions, the literature on the history of Auschwitz Concentration Camp does not take account of the Jehovah’s Witnesses (referred to in the camp records as Bible Researchers) who were imprisoned because of their religious convictions.
Story here. . .

November 6, 2010

Stay close to God’ confab set.

THE Jehovah’s Witnesses will conduct their annual “Remain Close to Jehovah!” district convention from Dec. 3 to 5 at the Cebu Coliseum.
Story here. . .

November 6, 2010

FYI – UN “Defamation of Religions” Resolution.

Despite widespread abuse of blasphemy laws, for more than a decade, efforts have been made through several channels at the United Nations to promote the concept that states have an obligation to adopt and enforce laws against the “defamation of religions.” Most recently, in March, there was growing UN Human Rights Council opposition to a “defamation of religions” resolution brought before the Council and many nations that had previously abstained from this debate chose to speak out in opposition to the measure’s passage.
Story here. . .

November 6, 2010

FYI – United Nations Takes Aim at New Target: United States.

The United Nations Human Rights Council, a conclave of 47 nations that includes such notorious human rights violators as China, Cuba, Libya and Saudi Arabia, met in Geneva on Friday, to question the United States about its human rights failings.
Story here. . .

November 5, 2010

New hall in Calne goes up at rapid rate.

Volunteers from around the county have pulled together to build a new Jehovah’s Witness meeting hall in the centre of Calne.

The hall took only two weekends to build with the help of 200 volunteers, and Witnesses will be able to start using it this week.

Story here. . .


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