News article on JW convention
Hey, I've pasted below, a link to an article about the JW convention in the state of Oklahoma, just sent to me by a JW relative. According to their spokeman, it's the first one to be held this year. He is also quick to mention all the 'persecution' in Russia, while staying silent on the worldwide abuse, and shunning issues (a form of persecution in itself, IMO).
If anyone would like to help me add to the comments section, it'd be appreciated. I just feel that the public at large might benefit by knowing the other side of the story. Especially those who have been invited to attend.
Btw, the one comment under that article isn't mine. I'm trying to come up with something, but it's been a busy work day. I heard something about '1975' being on their agenda, but since I'm not/never been a JW, I don't have the inside scoop on it.
TBH, there's too many and they're normally fairly boring......
Jehovah Witnesses to hold regional convention in Pueblo
12 May 2017
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.
PV part of Jehovah's Witnesses convention
May 14, 2017
Jim Norick Arena at State Fair Park in Oklahoma City will play host to thousands of Jehovah’s Witnesses and their guests, including those from Pauls Valley, over a three-day period May 19-21.
Delegates from Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas will flock to this annual convention, which carries the title, “Don’t Give Up!”READ MORE: http://www.paulsvalleydailydemocrat.com/community/pv-part-of-jehovah-s-witnesses-convention/article_dfcd796d-5729-579d-bf89-b89db75b7039.html
Jehovah's Witnesses hosting Spanish language convention June 9-11
May 8, 2017
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.READ MORE: http://www.johnsoncitypress.com/Faith/2017/05/08/Jehovah-s-Witnesses-hosting-convention-June-9-11
Regional Assembly 'Do not surrender' will be held in Huajuapan de León, Mexico
19 May 2017
Attendance of more than 8500 inhabitants is expected
here is a link sharing a article about 1975.
Jehovah’s Witnesses' 'Don't Give Up!' convention at Cross Insurance Arena
May 13, 2017
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!” All are invited.READ MORE: http://www.sunjournal.com/news/connections/2017/05/13/jehovah-s-witnesses-dont-give-convention-cross-insurance-arena/2127712
Wow! Thanks for all the info. :-)
I'm trying to ONLY post the articles you can COMMENT on.....
About 10,000 Jehovah’s Witnesses coming to Columbus for conventions
May 19, 2017
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.
“We are trying to give people hope,” Brown said.
On two weekends in June, Jehovah’s Witnesses will be holding regional conventions at the Columbus Civic Center. Everyone is invited to attend at no cost.
Convention spokesman William Goodman said more than 9,800 Jehovah’s Witnesses from Alabama, Georgia and Florida are expected to attend.READ MORE plus VIDEO!!: http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/living/religion/article151608962.html