December 11, 2017

The Watchtower sign is gone from the Jehovah’s Witnesses’ old headquarters in Brooklyn Heights

Iconic sign’s letters are headed for storage

It’s the end of an era.

The red-lettered Watchtower sign, an icon of the Brooklyn waterfront for many decades, is gone.

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December 9, 2017

Watchtower Library 2017

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 9, 2017

Two Jehovah’s Witnesses arrested for taking a walk

Sergei was accused of disobedience to policemen. Allegedly, he “refused to get into the vehicle,” although there was no vehicle at all.

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December 9, 2017

Russian court turns properties of banned Jehovah’s Witnesses over to government

A district court in St. Petersburg passed a resolution on Thursday to confiscate 16 items of real estate in St. Petersburg worth more than 880 million rubles [$14.9 mln], which belong to the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Pennsylvania registered in the U.S., and to turn them over to the government, the united press service of city courts said on Thursday.

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December 9, 2017

Russian court seizes $15mn worth of assets from banned Jehovah’s Witnesses ‘extremists’

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Real estate worth almost US$15 million belonging to Jehovah’s Witnesses around St. Petersburg have been transferred to the Russian state, after the organization was declared an “extremist” group earlier this year.

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November 11, 2017

Driver Of Bus In Deadly MIA Crash Takes Deal

The bus driver behind the wheel of the chartered bus that slammed into an overhang at Miami International Airport, killing two and injuring more than two dozen others, has accepted a plea deal.

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November 11, 2017

South Ossetia Joins Russia in Ban on Jehovah’s Witnesses

Breakaway South Ossetia is jumping on board with a Russian crackdown against Jehovah’s Witnesses as an “extremist” organization, with one separatist official suggesting that followers of the US-based religious community act in Tbilisi’s interests.

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November 11, 2017

Florida firm pays $200M for Jehovah’s Witnesses building

The Jehovah’s Witnesses continued their Brooklyn selling spree, offloading a Brooklyn Heights apartment building to private equity firm Kayne Anderson Real Estate Advisors for $200 million.

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November 11, 2017

Prosecutor’s Office brought official apologies to the Sergiev Posad Elders

Sergievoposadtsy Vyacheslav Stepanov and Andrei Sivak , who for seven years were prosecuted for their religion, received letters from the Sergiev Posad city prosecutor’s office with apologies and an explanation of the order of rehabilitation.

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November 11, 2017

Jehovah’s Witnesses in the UK were awarded the highest rating

The project of the building of the management center of Jehovah’s Witnesses in the UK, as well as the methods of its construction, have been certified by BREEAM and have been awarded the highest rating “superbly” (BREEAM is the leading and most widely used method for assessing the environmental performance of buildings)

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September 1, 2017

LA firm scoops up Jehovah’s Witnesses building for $58M

The Jehovah’s Witnesses sold off another piece of their dwindling Brooklyn real estate portfolio to Los Angeles-based real estate investor Hawkins Way Capital for $58 million.

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September 1, 2017

Jehovah’s Witnesses are banned in Russia. That doesn’t stop them from worshipping.

In Putin’s Russia, Jehovah’s Witnesses are labeled “extremists” and accused of being American spies. Still, they keep their faith alive.

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September 1, 2017

Besieged Jehovah’s Witnesses resume work in Kazakhstan

Police took legal action against the organization for ignoring safety protocols for their building used in worship services.

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September 1, 2017

Jehovah’s Witnesses Tidy Up the Arena Before Big Convention (video)

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Construction has wrapped up inside Mohegan Sun Arena as workers replaced the stadium floor. But with the big construction project comes a big clean-up. As Eyewitness News Reporter Lauren Hensley explains, volunteers with a religious group are handling the effort themselves to ensure the stadium can open in time for their convention.

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August 31, 2017

Can the State Force Us to Agree with Its Views?

“There’s nothing new beneath the sun,” King Solomon famously said — and very little new before the U.S. Supreme Court. Though every generation likes to believe it’s grappling with unprecedented legal challenges, the precedents are usually there, with history holding up . . .

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August 31, 2017

Jehovah’s Witnesses list their last development site in Dumbo

The Jehovah’s Witnesses have listed a triangular lot near the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge, the group’s last development site in Dumbo. The property at 30 Front Street, or 1 York Street, could accommodate a 14-story mixed-use building, according to Brownstoner, who first spotted the listing.

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August 31, 2017

Jehovah’s Witnesses Lose Equipment to Burglars

Overnight on Monday, a burglary was reported at a house of worship in Belize City. Enterprising thieves broke into the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses on Cemetery Road and stole various electronic items which church members raised donations to acquire

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August 30, 2017

Ukraine: Lugansk “False Evidence” planted again in Jehovah’s Witnesses building ? ? ?

This would be funny if it was not so serious.

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August 30, 2017

Stavropol police persecute Jehovah’s Witnesses even in places of rest

On Saturday, August 26, 2017, 18 citizens who rested with children on the lake in the vicinity of Neftekumsk (Stavropol kr.), Were blocked by a detachment of armed police officers who arrived by bus and 5 cars.

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August 30, 2017

Jehovah’s Witnesses are being set as an example to others in Russia

It is not the first time that the families of Jehovah’s Witnesses are being set as an example to others

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August 28, 2017

Oklahoma and Kansas Area Jehovah’s Witnesses Gather For Conventions

For two weekends in June and July, approximately 6,000 Jehovah’s Witnesses from northeast Oklahoma and Kansas visited the Tulsa area to attend the religious group’s three-day annual conventions, held at the University of Tulsa’s Donald W. Reynolds Center.

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August 28, 2017

Four Jehovah’s Witnesses acquitted after refusing military service

Court upholds conscientious objector status as “basic human right”

South Korean courts have acquitted four men in their twenties who refused to perform their mandatory military service because of their religious beliefs.

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August 28, 2017

Poisonous gas affects over 400 Jehovah’s Witnesses in Angola

After an attack at a weekend-long regional convention, 43 people were rushed to the hospital. Thankfully, no death has been reported.

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August 27, 2017

‘Give up religion or face punishment,’

Members of China’s Communist Party+ need to give up religion and “be firm Marxist atheists” or face punishment, the country’s religious affairs regulator has said, reported Global Times.

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August 27, 2017

FYI – scientific community attack and deny dinosaur soft tissue and blood vessels findings

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August 25, 2017

RUSSIA: “Anti-missionary” punishments full listing

More than 180 individuals and communities have been brought to court in the year since “anti-missionary” punishments came into force on 20 July 2016. Forum 18’s list of known cases documents the wide range of people and communities across Russia subjected to such punishments.

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August 25, 2017

RUSSIA: First prosecution after Jehovah’s Witness ban

In the first prosecution since the Jehovah’s Witness ban came into force, Kursk prosecutors are investigating a woman on “extremism” criminal charges for offering leaflets to passers-by. Elsewhere, Jehovah’s Witness elder Yury Zalipayev is under investigation on “extremism” charges. Five Muslim Nursi readers are on trial.

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August 25, 2017

AUSTRIA RECOGNIZES 31 JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES, KILLED IN CONCENTRATION CAMPS

On May 19, 2017, Techelsberg, Austria held a ceremony to remember Jehovah’s Witnesses who were imprisoned in concentration camps during the Second World War. The event saw the unveiling of a memorial plaque acknowledging the 31 Jehovah’s Witnesses who were victims of Nazi ideology in Techelsberg.

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August 21, 2017

French Conspiracy With Russian Orthodox Church Destroyed The Jehovah’s Witnesses

The Russian Supreme Court’s July 17 ban on the Jehovah’s Witnesses was the result of a decades long conspiracy funded by the French government, blessed by the Russian Orthodox Church, and sanctioned by the Putin administration.
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August 21, 2017

Russia Bans Jehovah’s Witnesses Bible As Extremist Literature

The CSES experts did not have any religious studies degrees, nor were they familiar with Jehovah’s Witnesses literature, according to Dr. Roman Lunkin, head of the Center for Religion and Society Studies at the Institute of Europe, Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow.

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