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JUNE 4, 2014

Witnesses Launch International Conventions

Witnesses Launch International Conventions

NEW YORK—The first of the three-day “Keep Seeking First God’s Kingdom!” international conventions of Jehovah’s Witnesses will begin on Friday morning, June 6, 2014, at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan, USA. Portions of this program will be broadcast to other venues in Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, Missouri, New Jersey, and North Carolina, and will be translated into Albanian, Korean, Polish, and Portuguese.

J. R. Brown, a spokesman for Jehovah’s Witnesses at their world headquarters in Brooklyn, New York, comments: “Over the last three weeks, Witnesses in Detroit and the cities that will be connected by video streaming have been personally inviting their neighbors to attend this remarkable event. In Detroit, we expect a diverse crowd of some 45,000, including over 2,000 foreign delegates visiting from Australia, Canada, Germany, and Taiwan.”

Throughout the summer, the Witnesses in the United States will host 16 international conventions in large stadiums in a total of ten different states. At certain locations the program will be presented, in whole or in part, in Albanian, American Sign Language, Arabic, Armenian, Cantonese, Chuukese, French, Greek, Haitian Creole, Hindi, Iloko, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Marshallese, Persian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Samoan, Spanish, Tagalog, Twi, and Vietnamese. Beginning in June 2014 and continuing into 2015, the Witnesses will host international conventions in Australia, Ecuador, England, Germany, Greece, Mexico, South Korea, and Zimbabwe.

Media Contact(s):

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