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One man's battle against Quebec Premier 70 years ago

Montreal - This year will mark the 70th anniversary of Frank Roncarelli's loss of his liquor license at his Montreal restaurant prompting a landmark legal battle that would last over a decade and redefine the Canadian constitution.

Guatemalan schools request publications from Jehovah's Witnesses

Guatemala City - As crime rises exponentially in Guatemala, three schools have requested publications from Jehovah's Witnesses in an effort to curb youth crime in the country.

Jehovah's Witnesses in fight against Ebola

As Ebola continues to rage across West Africa, Jehovah's Witnesses have continued to educate their members on safe practices and guidelines to fight the dreaded disease.

Jehovah's Witnesses add online television to their website

Warwick - After a recent global campaign advertising their new revamped website, Jehovah's Witnesses have added online television as part of their day to day ministry.

Study: Jehovah's Witnesses fare better after cardiac surgery

A new study shows that Jehovah's Witnesses, known for their stand on refusing blood transfusions fair better after undergoing cardiac surgery than those who accept blood transfusions.

Report: Bloodless surgery offers best chance for survival

Englewood - The New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services "Cardiac Surgery in New Jersey" report card has been released. It shows Englewood Hospital has a 100 percent survival rate for coronary artery bypass surgery.

75th anniversary of 15 minute expose' of Nazi tyranny

75 years ago, Jehovah’s Witnesses in Germany distributed an “Open Letter” (Offener Brief) detailing the atrocities committed by Hitler’s regime throughout the German Reich.

Armenian Public TV retracts false statement about Christian group

Sevan - Viewers of the “Haylur” news programs observed this week something rarely presented to the Armenian public: a retraction of false statements made about Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Op-Ed: Would the Jehovah's Witnesses leadership accept artificial blood?

It was announced recently that after years of research a blood substitute has been developed. The search for blood substitutes arose from need to relieve shortage of blood for transfusion and to reduce risk of infections from transfusion of human blood.

Russian court revokes ban on Awake! and The Watchtower magazines

Moscow - A Russian watchdog agency is contesting a court judgment reversing its ban on distribution of Awake! and The Watchtower magazines published by the Jehovah's Witnesses in Russia.

Jehovah's Witnesses warned about refusing blood transfusion

A Nigerian Jehovah's Witness, Blessing Nelson Udoh, 66, got "a new lease of life" when an operation helped her regain the use of her legs that had been crippled by arthritis. The surgery was aided by an auto-transfusion procedure.

Free lodging treat for good Jehovah's Witnesses at Hotel Bossert

Brooklyn - The Bossert Hotel in Brooklyn, is one of the properties of the Jehovah's Witnesses in the area. Guests at the hotel do not pay bills. Accommodation is exclusively for members of the sect recommended by their local congregation as deserving of a treat.

Jehovah's Witnesses charged with disrespecting Armenian church

Yerevan - Prosecutors in the case of members of the Jehovah's Witnesses A. Makvetsyan and S. Grigoryan against the Armenian Apostolic Church Holy Trinity priest Ter Yesayi Artenyan, are presenting fresh charges against A. Makvetsyan.

Court allows hospital to give unborn Jehovah's Witness blood

Dublin - An Irish High Court has given permission to a Dublin maternity hospital to give blood transfusion to the child of a Jehovah's Witness couple. The child is 26 weeks gestation age.

Jehovah's Witness pleads with judge not to jail his attackers

Athea - A Jehovah's Witness, Michael Leech, 74, who was badly beaten by two teenagers, told the judge, in a display of Christian virtue, not to jail his attackers.

Cow's blood enzyme used to glue food; raises health, faith issues

The next time you eat chicken nuggets you might want to think again about what is used to mold the casing for it as it comes from cow’s blood which raises dietary questions as well as faith-based issues.

Op-Ed: Easter—Differences of belief yet honoring the man known as Jesus

Watching the signs of life at sunrise, one feels moved by the day, a time some Christians celebrate Easter while others consider the value of life itself as they would any other time. So what are the differences of belief and practices about Easter?

Lawsuit against National Day of Prayer dismissed

Chicago - A US Court of Appeals has dismissed a lawsuit filed by the Freedom From Religion Foundation that challenged the annual Presidential proclamation of a National Day of Prayer saying "a feeling of alienation cannot suffice as injury."

Jesus' sacrifice memorialized by Jehovah's Witnesses tonight Special

Natchitoches - Millions of Jehovah's Witnesses gathered at a service on Sunday, April 17, to memorialize the sacrificial death of Jesus, in a style unique to a group considered by some to be outside mainstream Christianity.

Hindu mob attacks Christian women, police back mob

Davangere - Two Christian women were attacked by an angry Hindu mob in India after comforting a grieving neighbor who had lost her husband. One of the women was beaten, and both were detained by police.

Religious persecutions violate Muhammad’s sacred promise Special

In Iraq Christians are targets of Muslim fanatics. In Lebanon Jehovah’s Witnesses are persecution victims, and Iran persecutes Baha’is. This violates Muhammad’s promise to Christians in an authenticated letter from the seventh century.

Christian group wins constitutional challenge in Puerto Rico

A federal appeals court in Boston ruled Monday that a Puerto Rican law intended to keep neighborhoods safe from crime has been used to interfere in the rights of free speech of Jehovah's Witnesses.

European court to hear Christian group's tax case against France

Strasbourg - The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has ruled unanimously that a complaint filed by Jehovah’s Witnesses in France is admissible regarding alleged interference with their freedom of religion by means of excessive taxation.

Jehovah's Witnesses waiting for Russian government compliance

Moscow - It has been over one month since the European Court of Human Rights found in favor of Jehovah's Witnesses who filed a complaint against the Russian government in 2001. Are there signs that Russia will comply with the ruling?

Evangelical Christians now being targeted in Russia

Moscow - As the Russian Orthodox Church gains more and more favor from the Russian government, unease has set into other churches in the country. Their fears were not unwarranted, as armed Russian police with dogs have invaded an Evangelical Lutheran service.

Arrests of Jehovah's Witnesses begin in Russia

Moscow - Since late February more than 50 Jehovah's Witnesses have been arrested and detained. They were publicly protesting in a nation-wide leaflet distribution aimed at informing Russian citizens as to how their religious freedoms are being curtailed.

National day of mourning held in Haiti on Feb. 12

Port-au-prince - One month after the devastating earthquake in Haiti, which killed approximately 230,000 people, the nation is holding a national day of mourning. The January 12 quake also left 300,000 people injured and about one million homeless.

U.S military to train in bloodless medicine

Englewood - Rep. Steve Rothman and Englewood Hospital and Medical Center officials in New Jersey recently announced $4.7 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Defense to train military medical professionals in bloodless medicine.

ACLU brief affirms religious freedoms in Puerto Rico

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a friend-of-the-court brief recently, stating that laws in Puerto Rico banning Jehovah's Witnesses from expressing their faith on the streets in the American territory are unconstitutional.

The truth shall set you free? Update Editorial on Biblical scholar says Jehovah's Witnesses wrong about blood transfusions

Is it ok to place the lives of children into the mix of personal beliefs and truths? Is it ok to give parents, like the parents of this story, the power of life and death over their children when their decisions are based religious interpretations?

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Armband worn by Jehovah s Witnesses in Nazi Germany as required by the law.
Armband worn by Jehovah's Witnesses in Nazi Germany as required by the law.
This simple altar is where Bible readings are offered to memorialize the death of Jesus.
This simple altar is where Bible readings are offered to memorialize the death of Jesus.
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Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses
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