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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August 21, 2017

In Russia, they calmly treat Muslims, but they forbid “Jehovah’s Witnesses”

The Protodeacon of the Russian Orthodox Church, Andrey Kuraev in Facebook, stated that the “Jehovah’s Witnesses” banned in Russia were pacifists, while terrorist acts in Europe and Russia were committed by supporters of another religion.

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August 21, 2017

Russian court ruled to destroy the Bible translation of Jehovah’s Witnesses

The Vyborg court found extremist material and decided to destroy the Bible in the Russian translation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. This is reported by the portal Kasparov.ru.

At the meeting, which ended on Thursday night, the court sided with the prosecution. It was guided by the expert’s conclusion that the book is extremist if it was translated by members of a banned organization in the country.

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August 21, 2017

Uzbekistan begins torture of Jehovah’s Witnesses

The Uzbek police first applied torture to the 54-year-old woman from Khorezm to the Jehovah’s Witness in the form of strangulation, demanding confession to the importation of religious literature.

Gulchehra Abdullaeva, a resident of the Mukheye settlement of the Khazarasp district of the Khorezm region, decided to publicize the details of her detention and the court over her, reports the agency for the protection of religious freedom Forum 18.

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August 5, 2017

August 5, 2017

Motion: Jehovah’s Witness’ Refusal to Recite ‘Pledge of Allegiance’ Biased Jurors

Following a trial in which a jury awarded only $30,750 to a car wreck plaintiff who claimed nearly $250,000 in medical bills, her lawyers are seeking a new trial claiming that jurors were prejudiced against her because she didn’t recite a pretrial Pledge of Allegiance.

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August 5, 2017

Heavy Rainfall in Nigeria

Extreme rains in southwest Nigeria from July 6 through July 12, 2017, caused flooding in the states of Lagos, Niger, and Oyo. News reports indicate that at least 18 people have died as a result.

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August 5, 2017

Jehovah’s Witnesses communities in Kazakhstan.

He explained that the department’s position is that this organization is not extremist and today there are no plans for its complete closure or for some other pressure. There is only one requirement – compliance with Kazakhstan legislation.

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August 5, 2017

Lawyer: the prosecution witnesses in the Hakobyan case exposed themselves

In the Prokhladnensky District Court, two prosecution witnesses testified during the trial of the former head of the local organization of Jehovah’s Witnesses * Arkady Hakobyan. They said that they heard Hakobyan uttering an extremist speech. However, the witnesses who testified could not describe the premises in which they, they said, were, said the lawyer Hakobyan Anton Omelchenko.

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August 4, 2017

DON’T GIVE UP! 2017 Convention of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Vietnamese

All those who speak Vietnamese are invited to attend the “DON’T GIVE UP!” three-day convention of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

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August 4, 2017

Rockford issues travel, parking tips for Convention of Jehovah’s Witnesses

The city of Rockford has issued several travel and parking tips ahead of the Convention of Jehovah’s Witnesses, which is set to be held again Aug. 4-6 at BMO Harris Bank Center, 300 Elm St.

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