Jehovah’s Witnesses believe that all races are equal in the sight of God. (Acts 10:34, 35) Through Bible education, we try to help people overcome even deep-seated prejudices.
Additionally, we do not support any movement motivated by racial or ethnic hatred. During the Nazi era, for example, Jehovah’s Witnesses in Germany and elsewhere refused to support Hitler’s campaign of hatred. Hundreds paid the price of refusal with their lives.
Similarly, the Witnesses did not encourage their members to take part in the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. In fact, some risked or lost their lives while protecting those who were being hunted and killed.
Because we desire to help all peoples, we produce and distribute Bible literature in about 600 languages. Consequently, our congregations embrace people “out of all nations and tribes and peoples and tongues.”
Real-life cases show how the Bible is already helping people to overcome prejudice. When will it be completely eliminated?
Jesus taught his followers to love their neighbor. Are religions today following that commandment?