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FEBRUARY 25, 2016

Jehovah’s Witnesses Extend Global Invitation to the Annual Commemoration of Christ’s Death

The commemoration will include a Bible-based discourse.

NEW YORK—On Saturday, February 27, Jehovah’s Witnesses will launch a global campaign to invite the public to an event the Witnesses consider to be the most important of the year, the Memorial of Christ’s death, which will take place on March 23. David A. Semonian, spokesman for Jehovah’s Witnesses at their world headquarters in New York, states: “The commemoration will include a discourse explaining why Jesus’ death almost two thousand years ago is relevant in modern times and how it inspires hope for the future. We would like as many people as possible to benefit from the spiritual guidance this ceremony will offer.”

Throughout the campaign, some eight million Witnesses around the globe will personally visit their neighbors to invite them to this event. Last year, nearly 20 million people attended the Memorial observance.

Media Contact:

David A. Semonian, Office of Public Information, tel. +1 718 560 5000