Tuesday, August 19, 2014

We moved back

We're back to our old location

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Monday, June 16, 2014

Foreign News about Jehovah's Witnesses

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Jehovah's Witnesses invite to Congress

Hunted and attacked in the hall of Jehovah's Witnesses

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Blood transfusion and hospital mortality - Переливание крови и госпитальная летальность

MAIN OUTCOME & COMMENTS by Hospital Compare: In patients having cardiac surgery, prospectively refusing blood transfusions was associated with shorter hospital stays and improved short-term but not long-term survival compared with having transfusions.

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Georgia to start funding religious minorities - Грузия, чтобы начать финансирование религиозных меньшинств

All the four religions mentioned are ones with which Georgia has historical ties. Representatives of other religions than those are mainly small groups established after Georgia became independent in 1991. They will not be financed by the government. One of them is Jehova’s Witnesses, who have been attacked and harassed in recent years.

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Bullying in schools is a persistent problem in Georgia

Human Rights Education and Monitoring Center (EMC) studied eight schools in Tbilisi and found that the Ministry of Education has not realized the severity of the problem of violations of the freedom of religion in schools. Also, the environment in schools is intolerant and there are problems with school literature too. EMC based their report on eight focus groups and found that most of the teachers’s attitudes were discriminative.

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School children in Tbilisi harassed due to teacher neglect

Я говорю «к сожалению», потому что для меня это неприемлемо, что грузинский свидетель Иеговы

Comments made by teachers about children with different religious beliefs included: “To be a Georgian is similar to being a Christian”, “Popularization of orthodoxy is my, as an orthodox’s duty, how can I teach them Martyrdom of the Holy Queen Shushanik?”; “Unfortunately we have pupils who are Jehovah’s Witnesses. I say “unfortunately” because for me it’s unacceptable that a Georgian is a Jehovah’s Witness”.

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"Do Not Knock" list for residents

MORELAND HILLS, Ohio -- In addition to striking a balance between the respective rights of residents and peddlers going door-to-door, village officials now offer a "Do Not Knock" registry. And that list has been "very well-received," with at least 30 residents having put in requests . . .

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Watchtower buys former motel

TOWN OF NEWBURGH — The Watchtower Tract and Bible Society closed Friday on the purchase of the Hampton Inn on Route 300. Watchtower spokesman Richard Devine said the building will be used to provide housing for short-term volunteers working on the organization's world headquarters, which is under construction in Warwick.

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Monday, May 12, 2014

Pope Tawadros II: Jehovah's Witnesses is unchristian, illegal sect

Папа Tawadros II: Свидетели Иеговы является по-христиански, незаконное секта

Pope Tawadros II denounced the Jehovah's Witnesses sect in a television interview on Sunday, describing it as "unchristian". "The Jehovah's Witnesses sect is unchristian, illegal and originally a Zionist movement," said the head of the Coptic Orthodox Church in a joint interview Sunday night conducted by three Egyptian Christian TV channels.

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Friday, May 9, 2014

Texas can't discriminate against Jehovah's Witnesses, judge rules

Texas can no longer discriminate against Muslims and Jehovah’s Witnesses in its prisons, a judge reaffirmed in a ruling made public recently. The ruling forces the state to allow inmates to freely practice their religions in jail.

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Jehovah's Witnesses in Russia - Свидетели Иеговы в России

May 6, 2014. In Surgut after reconstruction inaugurated large religious gatherings Hall
April 18, 2014. Published report of the Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation for 2013
March 25, 2014. Taganrog trial on "Case 16" moved to a new stage

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A Portable Bible Library

On October 7, 2013, Jehovah’s Witnesses released a mobile device app for Bible reading and study called JW Library. This free Bible app features six English translations of the Bible, including the King James Version and the 2013 revision of the New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures

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Judge cites 19th Century philosopher in blood transfusion case

A British High Court judge sought guidance from a 19th Century English philosopher as he tried to decide whether a doctor could lawfully refuse to administer a blood transfusion to a mentally-ill sex offender who has adopted the Jehovah's Witness faith.

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Fire and disaster relief in Valparaíso, Chile

On April 13, 2014, a wildfire fueled by strong Pacific winds swept through the historic port city of Valparaíso, Chile. The blaze killed at least 15 people and injured 500 others. Some 2,900 homes were completely destroyed, and over 10,000 people have been displaced. The branch office of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Chile . . .

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Attempt to Ban JW.ORG Fails

Jehovah’s Witnesses won a major court victory on January 22, 2014, when an appellate court reversed a lower court’s ruling that banned jw.org, the official website of Jehovah’s Witnesses, throughout Russia.
The Tver Regional Court overturned the August 7, 2013, decision of the Tsentralniy District Court. The regional court determined that the district court was unjustified in banning the website because . . .

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FYI - Shifting Religious Identity of Latinos

Most Hispanics in the United States continue to belong to the Roman Catholic Church. But the Catholic share of the Hispanic population is declining, while rising numbers of Hispanics are Protestant or unaffiliated with any religion. Indeed, nearly one-in-four Hispanic adults (24%) are now former Catholics . . .

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How religious harassment varies by region across the globe

In nearly three out of every four countries of the world, religious groups experience harassment by individuals or groups in society. The harassment and intimidation take many forms, including physical or verbal assaults; desecration of holy sites; and discrimination against religious groups in employment, education and housing. Every year . . .

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Recycling blood, reducing loss

Research had been mounting for years that most hospital patients stayed healthier when they received little or no transfused blood. They faced less risk of infection, lung complications, even . . .

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Recycling a Patient's Lost Blood, Better Than Banked Blood

Patients whose own red blood cells are recycled and given back to them during heart surgery have healthier blood cells better able to carry oxygen where it is most needed compared to those who get transfusions of blood stored in a blood bank, according to results of a small study at Johns Hopkins.

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