May 19, 2017

Hearings in the Appeal Board of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation on the appeal case of the “Administrative Center of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia” are scheduled for June 13, 2017 at 11:40.
April 13, 2017

Russian Supreme Court Case – Liquidation

The Supreme Court decided to liquidate the centralized religious organization of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia, as well as all 395 local religious organizations of this religion.

Believers have already begun to prepare a complaint to the appellate instance (the panel consisting of three judges of the Supreme Court), which should be considered within a month.

History of Jehovah’s Witnesses struggle in Russia

Proceedings; Russia vs Jehovah’s Witnesses

May 22, 2017

Jehovah’s Witnesses today, ???? tomorrow

The Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate (a branch of the Russian Orthodox Church) can be de facto banned in Ukraine. And this is more than half of all parishes of the ROC. The Church will be deprived of most of its flock and influence and will cease to be the largest Orthodox church in the world.

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May 22, 2017

JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES GET HIGHEST RATING BY GBI FOR NEW HQ DESIGN

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Jehovah’s Witnesses have been awarded Four Green Globes rating, the highest rating by the Green Building Initiative, GBI for environmental friendly design of their new headquarters in New York.

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May 21, 2017

Jehovah’s Witness sets Saturday open house

The Cedar Ridge & Ozark Springs Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses will host an open house for their new Kingdom Hall in Neosho, located at 12526 Highway 60.

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May 21, 2017

PERU, 530 HOMES, 6 KINGDON HALLS OF JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES DESTROYED

Reports indicate that in the town of Huarmey, located 288 kilometers (approximately 179 mi) from Lima, floodwaters have stranded many Witnesses on the roofs of their homes.
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May 21, 2017

Russia’s decision to ban Jehovah’s Witnesses

“none of the Jehovah’s Witnesses adherents are prohibited from practicing their religion,”

“feel free to hold gatherings at your apartments and discuss your religion – no one is going to prevent you from doing so. ” Continue reading

May 20, 2017

The criminal trial on the article “extremism” against the Jehovah’s Witness began in Kabardino-Balkaria

On May 16, 2017, the city court of the city of Prokhladny (Kabardino-Balkaria) began considering the case on Arkady Hakobyan’s charge of committing a crime under Part 1, Art. 282 of the Criminal Code. Preliminary hearings on the case were held in private session. Continue reading
May 20, 2017

About 10,000 Jehovah’s Witnesses coming to Columbus for conventions (video)

Jeremy Brown says it does’t matter whether they are walking in neighborhoods knocking on doors or opening the doors of their regional conventions to the public, the purpose of Jehovah’s Witnesses is always the same.
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May 19, 2017

Criminal prosecution of Sergiev Posad Elders of Jehovah’s Witnesses

The City Court of Sergiev Posad is considering a criminal case under art. 282 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (extremism) against two local elders of the community of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Earlier, on March 4, 2016, Continue reading
May 19, 2017

Religious Freedom Group Notes ‘Grave Concerns’ About Russia

For the first time in almost 20 years of existence, the U.S. Commission for International Religious Freedom designated Russia as a Country of Particular Concern because of an increase in repressive policies it says range from administrative harassment to arbitrary imprisonment. Continue reading
May 19, 2017

Since Russia’s ban, persecution of Jehovah’s Witnesses is ‘worse than ever’

Since the Russian Supreme Court labeled Jehovah’s Witnesses an “extremist” group, vandals have targeted followers and their banks accounts have been frozen. Stones were thrown at a St. Petersburg assembly hall and someone tried to burn the Moscow home of a Jehovah’s Witness to the ground, a church spokesman said.
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May 19, 2017

US wants to impose new sanctions on Russia for violating “religious freedom”

The House of Representatives and the US Senate have identical resolutions on the authorship of Congressman Haltgren and Senator Lencford referring to the recent report of the US Commission on International Religious Freedom, in which the Russian Continue reading
May 17, 2017

Witnesses Launch Convention Series

On May 19, 2017, Jehovah’s Witnesses will begin their series of three-day annual conventions with the theme “Don’t Give Up!” The program will be held in select venues around the world and will continue through early 2018. As in years past, the Witnesses are participating in a global campaign to personally invite the general public to attend.

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May 17, 2017

Vandalism and marginalisation against Jehovah’s Witnesses and their children

After the Supreme Court’s decision to outlaw the Jehovah’s Witnesses organisation, acts of violence and vandalism against members of the religious community have been reported across Russia. In some cases, reports indicate that teachers and police have Continue reading
May 17, 2017

Vandalism against Jehovah’s Witnesses: Voronezh and Sverdlovsk regions Russia

Late in the evening on May 6, 2017, unknown persons drove by car to a residential house on the street. MPS in the village. Novokhopersky (Voronezh region) and broke Continue reading
May 17, 2017

Russia; the pressure on children of Jehovah’s Witnesses increased in schools

Against the backdrop of the trial against Jehovah’s Witnesses, some children, brought up in accordance with biblical morality, began to experience unprecedented pressure from teachers and police officers. Continue reading
May 15, 2017

Russian Federation does not listen to the fundamental rights

The period from April 20 to today was very troublesome for people of faith. Everyone has found a hidden implication in the decision of the Supreme Court of Russia to recognize the activities of the “Jehovah’s Witnesses Center for Managers in Russia” as extremist, which entails the closure of the organization. Continue reading
May 13, 2017

Oklahoma Jehovah’s Witnesses prepare for conference

About 5,000 Jehovah’s Witnesses from Oklahoma, Texas and Kansas are expected to converge on State Fair Park for the denomination’s 2017 convention set for Friday through May 21.

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May 13, 2017

Jehovah’s Witnesses’ ‘Don’t Give Up!’ convention at Cross Insurance Arena

PORTLAND — Jehovah’s Witnesses will hold the annual three-day convention beginning at 9:20 a.m. Friday, May 26, at the Cross Insurance Arena. This year’s theme is “Don’t Give Up!” Continue reading
May 13, 2017

Jehovah Witnesses to hold regional convention in Pueblo

Faithful from across the region are expected to come to Pueblo for the 2017 Convention of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

This year’s convention is titled “Don’t Give Up,” and will be held May 19-21 at the Colorado State Fairgrounds’ Southwest Motors Events Center, 1001 Beulah Ave. The public is invited. There is no admission fee and no collections will be taken.

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May 13, 2017

Jehovah’s Witnesses hosting Spanish language convention June 9-11

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Jehovah’s Witnesses will be hosting its semi-annual regional convention June 9-11 at Freedom Hall Civic Center, and organizers say they have a message of hope for amid current turmoil in the world.

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May 13, 2017

Oklahoma Jehovah’s Witnesses prepare for conference

About 5,000 Jehovah’s Witnesses from Oklahoma, Texas and Kansas are expected to converge on State Fair Park for the denomination’s 2017 convention set for Friday through May 21.

Lamonte Minor, Oklahoma City Jehovah’s Witnesses media representative, said the coming convention at the Jim Norick Arena is the first of 481 gatherings in the U.S. this year.

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May 13, 2017

A “holy war” against Jehovah’s Witnesses ?

On April 30, a resident of the village of Lutsino (Moscow region) threw a Molotov cocktail in the neighbor’s house. Two houses and cars burned down. Cause? He did not like the religious views of neighbors who professed the religion of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Continue reading
May 12, 2017

Ban in Russia of Jehovah’s Witnesses violates Constitution of the Russian Federation

The European External Action Service issued a statement stating that the ban on the activities of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia violates the principles laid down in the Russian Constitution, as well as international commitments and world standards accepted by Russia.

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May 12, 2017

Alternative service after decision to liquidate the organizations of Jehovah’s Witnesses

On April 6, 2017, the military commissariat of Zelenodolsk (Tatarstan) held a meeting of the draft commission on the case of 18-year-old follower of the religion of Jehovah’s Witnesses Damir Galeev, whose convictions contradict military service. Continue reading
May 12, 2017

FYI – Vice President Mike Pence Met Privately With Top Russian Cleric (video)

A top cleric of the Russian Orthodox Church and ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin met privately with Vice President Mike Pence Thursday morning and urged the U.S. to cooperate with Russia to combat terrorism in the Middle East. Continue reading
May 12, 2017

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC STATEMENT (pdf)

Russian Federation: Ban on Jehovah’s Witnesses is an assault
on Freedom of Assembly and Conscience

On 20 April the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation banned Jehovah’s Witnesses in
Russia on the grounds that they are an extremist organization. This means that the
Administrative Centre and all 395 regional organisations of Jehovah’s Witnesses are
subject to liquidation, and their property can now be seized by the state. Continue reading
May 12, 2017

House Torched As ‘Acts Of Vandalism’ Target Jehovah’s Witnesses In Russia

A home inhabited by Jehovah’s Witnesses outside Moscow was destroyed in an arson attack, the religious organization said, citing it as the starkest example of a string of “acts of vandalism” targeting the group since it was branded as extremist by the Russian Supreme Court. Continue reading
May 12, 2017

RUSSIA’S JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES BAN BACKED BY FLOURISHING SATANIC CHURCH IN MOSCOW

Russia’s Supreme Court banned all activities of Jehovah’s Witnesses in the country last month under its anti-extremism law. Yet at the same time, the Satanic Church of Russia is celebrating its one-year anniversary as an officially recognized religion in Russia. And it did so by cheering the action taken against Jehovah’s Witnesses. Continue reading
May 12, 2017

Jehovah’s Witnesses officially sell 161-unit Brooklyn Heights rental

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Back in February, the newly-public Clipper Realty entered into an agreement to pick up the 11-story Brooklyn Heights rental building at 107 Columbia Heights from the Jehovah’s Witnesses, and, as of yesterday, the deed has been done. Continue reading