NEW YORK—Jehovah’s Witnesses are planning for their annual conventions and an accompanying campaign to invite the public to attend. This year’s convention theme is “God’s Word Is Truth!” The Witnesses are launching this series of conventions in the United States during May and will continue the programs worldwide through the end of December.

“The convention theme this year is significant because it underscores a core family value for Jehovah’s Witnesses,” states J. R. Brown, spokesman for the Witnesses. “Witness families embrace the Bible as the most trustworthy guide and source of advice in these troubled times. And we feel that the public will likewise benefit from and enjoy the varied and practical program.”

Mr. Brown notes that personal Bible study is a priority for Jehovah’s Witnesses. Each week, Witness families devote an entire evening to Bible study and research, which they call “Family Worship.” “The convention this year will provide families and individuals with fresh new resources for family and personal Bible study,” Mr. Brown adds. “And this is the ‘something new’ that Witnesses anticipate receiving each year from our convention programs.”

Exact dates and locations of the 2013 “God’s Word Is Truth!” District Conventions can be found on the Witnesses’ official Web site— Journalists may contact the branch office of Jehovah’s Witnesses for more information, including the name of a local media contact for reporters planning convention news coverage.

Media Contact(s):

International: J. R. Brown, Office of Public Information, tel. +1 718 560 5000