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RUSSIA

Officials in Russia Honor Jehovah’s Witnesses, Including Jailed Danish Citizen, for Outstanding Community Service

Officials in the Russian city of Oryol thanked a group of Jehovah’s Witnesses for their community service. The group included Dennis Christensen, who was recently arrested for attending a peaceful religious gathering.

RUSSIA

Video Published of Russian Authorities Raiding Peaceful Religious Meeting

Video aired on a Russian news outlet shows armed police officers and Federal Security Service agents raiding a religious service of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Oryol, Russia.

RUSSIA

Video of Russian Authorities Raiding Peaceful Religious Meeting

On May 25, 2017, armed police and Federal Security Service (FSB) agents raided a religious service of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Oryol, Russia.

MALAWI

Two Children of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Expelled for Conscientious Stand, Return to School

The students were expelled from school for refusing to sing the national anthem. School administrators have allowed them to return to school.

RUSSIA

President Putin Gives Parenting Award to Jehovah’s Witnesses

During a ceremony at the Kremlin, President Vladimir Putin awarded the Order of “Parental Glory” to Valeriy and Tatiana Novik, Jehovah’s Witnesses from Karelia.

RUSSIA

Danish Jehovah’s Witness Arrested and Jailed in Russia After Police Raid a Christian Meeting

Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia have been victims of aggressive religious discrimination by both Russian authorities and vandals.

UNITED STATES

Open House at Witnesses’ New World Headquarters Draws Positive Community Response

Highlights include higher attendance than the previous week’s event and feedback from neighbors on the completed complex.

UNITED STATES

Warwick Open House: Interview With William Hoppe

‘The conditions everywhere were extremely clean and the Warwick project was one of the safest projects I’ve ever worked on.’

UNITED STATES

Warwick Open House: Interview With Ingrid Magar

‘I’m delighted with what’s happened to the Warwick site. It is a beautiful spot and you’ve enhanced it. We are very fortunate to have you as our neighbors.’

UNITED STATES

Witnesses Close on Sale of 107 Columbia Heights, Former Headquarters Residence in Historic Brooklyn

The residence building housed members of Jehovah’s Witnesses’ world headquarters staff for more than 50 years.

KAZAKHSTAN

Kazakhstan Imprisons Ailing Jehovah’s Witness and Bans His Worship

Teymur Akhmedov, husband and father of three sons, was sentenced to a five-year prison term for performing his peaceful Bible education work.

GLOBAL NEWS

Witnesses Launch Convention Series

Jehovah’s Witnesses invite the public to attend their three-day “Don’t Give Up!” convention series, which begins on May 19, 2017.