April 21, 2020

‘People Would Be So Receptive Right Now’ , Jehovah’s Witnesses

The pandemic has put a stop to the activities of one of the nation’s most visible religious groups, Jehovah’s Witnesses.

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March 31, 2020

IFSE opens the door to Jehovah’s Witness project

BREEAM rated development is home to the central offices and spaces of Jehovah’s Witnesses Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Britain.

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March 26, 2020

Russia Overturns First Jehovah’s Witnesses Convictions

A Russian court has overturned the convictions of six Jehovah’s Witnesses accused of extremism, marking the first instance of the group’s worshippers having their verdicts overturned in Russia, the group announced Wednesday.

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March 23, 2020

This Kelowna Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses can be yours

“Rather than being in decline, the number of people attending our Kingdom Halls continues to grow,” he wrote. “In Kelowna, there are approximately 10% more individuals who . . .

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March 23, 2020

Jail Jehovah’s Witnesses For Reading The Bible ?

Two men from Yalta and Dzhankoi have become the first Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russian-occupied Crimea to be convicted under Russia’s Extremism Law for exercising their freedom of religion and belief.

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March 23, 2020

Coronavirus and Jehovah’s Witnesses

The world headquarters of Jehovah’s Witnesses is closely monitoring the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

It has recommended practical steps to protect members and others from the disease.

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March 23, 2020

Police say man fired shotgun inside Kingdom Hall

A man who fired multiple blasts from a shotgun inside a place of worship used by Jehovah’s Witnesses and then soaked the interior of the building in gasoline has been arrested, police said.

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March 23, 2020

UK calls on Russian authorities to end persecution of Jehovah’s Witnesses

The UK has called on Russian authorities “to end the persecution of Jehovah’s Witnesses and to uphold the commitments on the right to freedom of thought, conscience, religion or belief for all individuals across the Russian Federation.

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March 8, 2020

ASL Bible – First Complete Bible for the Deaf Community

“The idea of a Bible translation in ASL was almost unthinkable,” said Nicholas Ahladis who works with Translation Services for Jehovah’s Witnesses in Warwick, NY. “Now we translate into approximately 100 sign languages.”
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March 8, 2020

Jehovah’s Witness sentenced to 6 years in Russian-occupied Crimea

The Russian propaganda media presented these searches, during which a 78-year-old believer was manhandled, as being about breaking up an “extremist cell”, which, they absurdly suggested, could have links with the Ukrainian Security Service.

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March 8, 2020

Attack on a group of Jehovah’s Witness

A Jehovah’s Witness church member who was threatened by the Post Falls man at the center of a SWAT standoff earlier this week is sharing his story about the incident that was ultimately behind the standoff.

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February 26, 2020

Holocaust denialism

Josh Frydenberg has used a speech at the Australian War Memorial to warn the far right is on the rise in Australia and around the world . . .

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February 26, 2020

TAJIKISTAN: Five-year jail term for conscientious objector?

The criminal trial of 19-year-old Jehovah’s Witness conscientious objector Jovidon Bobojonov for refusing compulsory military service on grounds of conscience could begin at Dushanbe Military Court in early March.

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February 26, 2020

Jehovah’s Witness Jailed In Turkmenistan

A court in Turkmenistan has jailed a Jehovah’s Witness for objecting to military service, the religious group’s spokesperson told RFE/RL.

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February 26, 2020

Belarus Arrests Jehovah’s Witness at Russia’s Request

Belarus has for the first time arrested a Jehovah’s Witness at Russia’s request, the Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia organization said Tuesday amid an ongoing crackdown on the religious group across Russia.

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February 16, 2020

Woman accused of firebombing Jehovah’s Witnesses Hall

Police have arrested a woman suspected of throwing a Molotov cocktail into a place of worship for Jehovah’s Witnesses in Maryland, according to court records.

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February 15, 2020

Austin surgeons get creative to save Jehovah’s Witness’ life

There were no signs Fulton Smith’s life would change so suddenly. “I went to sit down with a cup of coffee, and someone hit me in the chest with a baseball bat,” Fulton said.

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February 14, 2020

Unselfish Volunteers, Jehovah’s Witnesses

For, whilst repairs generally are proceeding at a snail’s pace, the Jehovah’s Witnesses have successfully repaired homes and their Kingdom Hall in Marsh Harbour

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February 14, 2020

Jehovah’s Witnesses report torture in Russia

Two Jehovah’s Witnesses were convicted of extremism in Russia and four more arrested, one of whom reported being tortured in custody

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February 10, 2020

Jehovah’s Witness shot outside NC worship hall

A North Carolina congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses was “still a little traumatized” Thursday after a church member was shot while sitting in her car in the church parking lot Wednesday night, an elder told The Charlotte Observer.

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February 7, 2020

Russia Imposing Severe Financial Consequences on Jehovah’s Witnesses

Russia’s Federal Financial Monitoring Service (Rosfinmonitoring) has relegated more than 200 Jehovah’s Witnesses to its List of ‘Persons Involved in Extremism or Terrorism.’ Once blacklisted by Rosfinmonitoring, an alert is associated with one’s passport indicating that he/she is suspected of money laundering . . .

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February 7, 2020

Russia Blacklists 200+ Jehovah’s Witnesses

The latest move in a crackdown on the religious group effectively cuts the believers off from the country’s financial system, because being on list leads to one’s bank accounts . . .

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February 5, 2020

Russia convicts 2 Jehovah’s Witnesses amid crackdown

A court in Russia’s eastern Siberia on Tuesday convicted two Jehovah’s Witnesses of extremism because of their membership in the religious group, the latest in a wave of crackdown on the organization.

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February 5, 2020

Russia Sentences 2 ‘Extremist’ Jehovah’s Witnesses

Two Jehovah’s Witnesses have been convicted of extremism in Russia’s Far East, the group said Tuesday amid what activists say is an escalating crackdown on the religious group.

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February 5, 2020

Russia Ordered to Pay $1M to Police Brutality Victims

Russian law enforcement has been rocked by several torture scandals in recent years, with reported victims including LGBT people in Chechnya, Jehovah’s Witnesses and prisoners.

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January 31, 2020

How China Is Responding to Religious Threats

It is around 4.00 pm on an easy, quiet Sunday. At the Kingdom Hall in the upscale suburb of Kilimani, off Elgeyo Marakwet Road, a church service begins with a song. Kingdom Hall is where the Christian denomination of the Jehovah Witness (JW) meets to praise and worship God.

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January 31, 2020

Jehovah’s Witness shot outside NC Kingdom Hall.

A North Carolina congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses was “still a little traumatized” Thursday after a church member was shot while sitting in her car in the church parking lot Wednesday night, an elder told The Charlotte Observer.

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January 31, 2020

More Russian Jehovah’s Witnesses get asylum in Norway

Norwegian immigration directorate (UDI) confirms that more Jehovah’s Witnesses from Russia are granted asylum in the Nordic country.

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January 31, 2020

2 Russian Jehovah’s Witnesses Charged With ‘Extremism’

Two Jehovah’s Witnesses in northern Russia have been charged with extremism, law enforcement authorities said Thursday amid the crackdown on the Christian denomination that Russia banned in 2017.

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January 28, 2020

Holocaust and Jehovah’s Witnesses

Jehovah’s Witnesses were subjected to intense persecution under the Nazi regime. Nazi leaders … targeted Jehovah’s Witnesses because they were unwilling to accept the . . .

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