September 24, 2016

Grantville Jehovah’s Witnesses attend Circuit Assembly

Jehovah’s Witnesses attended a one-day Circuit Assembly at the Assembly Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses at Grantville, east of Harrisburg.

More than 50 people from the Lock Haven region, of all ages, attended the program, according to Curtis Jones, a congregation elder with the Mill Hall congregation. There were a total of 688 in attendance.

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September 24, 2016

Hennepin County Medical Center is a leader in ‘bloodless’ surgery

Much has changed as doctors have come to understand the risks of blood transfusions and the ways to avoid them — helped in part by studies of Jehovah’s Witnesses.
Dr. Daniel DiBardino didn’t have much time for niceties on Sept. 8 as he consulted patient Michael Anderson about the emergency cardiac bypass he needed. Anderson is a Jehovah’s Witness . . .

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September 24, 2016

Colin Kaepernick, Jehovah’s Witnesses and the flag salute

Out west in Wyoming and Colorado the preferred methods included dragging the men from their homes and castrating them in the driveway.
In some communities they were tarred and feathered and then forced to march down Main Street while the entire community threw rocks or rotten vegetables at them.

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September 24, 2016

FYI – Netherlands to grow human embryos for research

The Dutch government will allow labs to grow human embryos to be used for research in a limited number of fields, it announced on Friday. Currently scientists have to rely on a limited supply of leftover embryos from in vitro fertilization patients.

“The ban on the cultivation of embryos [has] hampered research which could help with the treatment of diseases on the short to medium-long term,” the government said in a statement, justifying the ethically controversial move.

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September 24, 2016

FYI – Cancer Breakthrough: Blood Test Detects ‘Cancer Symptoms’ 10 Years Before they Begin

Researchers at Swansea University in the United Kingdom have found that mutations often occur in red blood cells before any symptoms of cancer appear. These mutations can occur as many as 10 years before actual symptoms appear, making the test what scientists call a “smoke alarm” for cancer.

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September 24, 2016

Secrets of a Damaged Biblical Scroll

Nearly half a century ago, archaeologists found a charred ancient scroll in the ark of a synagogue on the western shore of the Dead Sea.

The lump of carbonized parchment could not be opened or read. Its curators did nothing but conserve it, hoping that new technology might one day emerge to make the scroll legible.

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September 24, 2016

FYI – ‘After-School Satan’ programs ???

Attorney Duncan Fobes told Mount Vernon School District that it could face costly litigation, which it would likely lose, if it prevented the The Satanic Temple from holding after-school programs for children at its facilities, the Skagit Valley Herald has reported.

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September 24, 2016

Jehovah’s Witnesses, Imprisoned for their faith

On September 24, 1994, three young men, all teenagers, were rounded up and sent to a concentration camp. Their crime? They refused military service on the grounds of their strongly held religious convictions.

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September 24, 2016

Russia: Flimsy grounds for banning Jehovah’s Witnesses

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The Federal List of Extremist Organizations on the official website of the Ministry of Justice has been up-dated. Two religious organizations of Jehovah’s Witnesses were added to the list: No. 50, Local religious organization of Jehovah’s Witnesses of the city of Stary Oskol; No. 51, Local religious organization of Jehovah’s Witnesses of the city of Belgorod.

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September 23, 2016

The 107-Year Relationship Between the Jehovah’s Witnesses and Brooklyn Is Coming to an End

Brooklyn—“the borough of churches”—arguably has no congregation with a more noticeable presence than the Witnesses. The Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Pennsylvania, the governing body of the Jehovah’s Witnesses, built its headquarters at 25-30 Columbia Heights, and it is there to greet any visitor driving over the Brooklyn Bridge. The pamphlets its missionaries hand out door to door were printed along the waterfront, put on ships in Brooklyn’s port and sent all around the world.

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September 23, 2016

TURKMENISTAN: Search, arrest, torture of Jehovah’s Witness

Jehovah’s Witness Mansur Masharipov has appealed against a one-year prison term handed down on 18 August in the northern city of Dashoguz for allegedly assaulting a police officer back in July 2014. Police subsequently destroyed Bibles and other religious literature confiscated from him during a raid on his home, according to the verdict seen by Forum 18.

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September 23, 2016

Puerto Rico loves Jehovah’s Witnesses

Meet Puerto Rico, the Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) responsible for attracting meetings, conventions, trade shows, sporting events, and incentive groups to Puerto Rico, recently hosted the Jehovah’s Witnesses Special Convention, the largest city-wide convention of the year, bringing an estimated $5 million economic impact to Puerto Rico.

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September 23, 2016

The secret to Jehovah’s Witnesses’ RE success?

The religious group been criticized for not allocating any profits toward community uses and for benefiting from upzonings designed to help nonprofits, but many real estate players credit them as being a positive force in Brooklyn over the last 107 years.

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September 22, 2016

Russia Anti-Extremism Law, Ploy to Criminalize Jehovah’s Witnesses

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia—The Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation is attempting to declare Jehovah’s Witnesses “extremists.”

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September 20, 2016

FYI – Fed report: Amend laws so ‘gay’ rights trump faith

“Although the First Amendment’s Free Exercise Clause and the Religious Freedom Restoration Act … limit the ability of government actors to impede individuals from practicing their religious beliefs, religious exemptions from nondiscrimination laws and policies must be weighed carefully and defined narrowly on a fact-specific basis,” states the letter.

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September 20, 2016

Alberta court weighs in on jurisdiction over Jehovah’s Witnesses

Alberta courts are wading into the controversial territory of jurisdiction over religious organizations after the Alberta Court of Appeal decided to allow the Court of Queen’s Bench to hear an application relating to the 2014 expulsion of a member of the Highwood Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

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September 19, 2016

Swaziland, JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES CALL GOD ‘JAH’

Members of the congregation sang songs which incorporated the usage of the word yesterday during the last day of their three-day convention themed ‘Remain Loyal to Jehovah’ at Somhlolo National Stadium.

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September 13, 2016

Expulsion of Jehovah’s Witness member

Alberta courts are wading into the controversial territory of jurisdiction over religious organizations after the Alberta Court of Appeal decided to allow the Court of Queen’s Bench to hear an application relating to the 2014 expulsion of a member of the Highwood Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

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September 13, 2016

Russia Restricts Religious Liberty…Again

On July 7, 2016, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed into law a package of amendments with the declared purpose of countering terrorism and ensuring public safety. These amendments, known as the Yarovaya law, which went into effect July 20, present a number of . . .

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September 12, 2016

Free, Android Daily text and Workbook app.

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Find our Daily text with the push of one button. Then, move on to the Workbook by pressing the “Daily Text” icon on the task bar. This will open directly into this weeks Workbook page.

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September 12, 2016

Books and Brochures for Bible Study

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Study the Bible by topic with the help of these downloadable books and brochures. Audio books and sign-language videos are also available in many languages

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September 12, 2016

Sing to Jehovah—New Songs 136 thru 154

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September 8, 2016

Cape Town, Annual Regional Convention of Jehovah’s Witnesses

It is one of 63 convention programs held at 31 locations in 19 languages throughout Southern Africa. Millions of people will be attending thousands of identical conventions scheduled around the world.

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September 7, 2016

Jehovah’s Witnesses gathering draws thousands to Rosenberg

“I tell people if you read this, it is like winning the lottery,” said a woman who shared a copy of The Watchtower, the group’s perennial publication that began in the late 1800s, outside a Whataburger near the Fort Bend County hall, one of the largest gathering points for the religion in Texas.

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September 7, 2016

Jehovah’s Witnesses 2016 Convention at The Moses Mabhida Stadium

Local Witnesses in KZN, from Port Shepstone in the South to Richards Bay on the North including the Midlands participated in a special campaign which started on the 18 August inviting their neighbours,f amily and friends to attend this year’s three-day convention by means of a colourful invitation.

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September 4, 2016

Final convention in Georgia

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Thousands of Jehovah’s Witnesses are gathering at the Infinite Energy Center in Duluth this weekend for the final summer convention in Georgia.

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September 4, 2016

Russia, Misuse of Anti-Extremism in July 2016

It was reported in July that two religious organizations of Jehovah’s Witnesses, in Stavropol and in Nizhny Tagil (the Sverdlovsk Region), were fined 100 thousand each under Article 20.29 of the Administrative Code for possession of Jehovah’s Witnesses pamphlets deemed extremist, with intent to distribute. We regard bans against the Jehovah’s Witnesses literature, liquidation of their communities and persecution of the believers as religious discrimination.

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September 3, 2016

Belarus introduces alternative civilian service

On 1 July 2016 a new law on alternative civilian service comes into effect in Belarus. This coming fall,10, 000 young Belarusian conscripts will start their compulsory military service. According to tut.by 20 of these would like to exercise their option for alternative civilian service.
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September 3, 2016

Auckland, Large Gisborne group to travel to Jehovah’s convention

ABOUT 200 Gisborne residents will travel to Auckland next weekend for one of 12 annual Jehovah’s Witness conventions taking place across the country.

“It’s a highlight of our theocratic year,” said Stewart Walker, an elder at the local Matthews Road congregation.

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September 2, 2016

Jehovah’s Witnesses new complaints served in prison in South Korea

Since January 2016 more than 50 South Korean men who refuse military service have filed complaints with the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (hereinafter – Working Group).

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