Jehovah’s Witnesses Today in History – July 4 – JWnews

In 1940, the Jehovah’s Witnesses were declared an illegal organization under wartime regulations. The movement, founded in Pittsburgh in the 1870s, spread to Canada a few years later. During both world wars, Witnesses were persecuted because of their evangelical fervour, dislike of patriotic exercises and conscientious objection to military service.

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