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MAY 16, 2013 |GLOBAL NEWS
Jehovah’s Witnesses Begin “God’s Word Is Truth!”Conventions
NEW YORK—Jehovah’s Witnesses are planning for their annual conventions and an accompanyingcampaign to invite the public to attend. This year’s convention theme is “God’s Word Is Truth!” TheWitnesses are launching this series of conventions in the United States during May and will continuethe 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 familiesembrace the Bible as the most trustworthy guide and source of advice in these troubled times. Andwe 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, Witnessfamilies devote an entire evening to Bible study and research, which they call “Family Worship.” “Theconvention this year will provide families and individuals with fresh new resources for family andpersonal Bible study,” Mr. Brown adds. “And this is the ‘something new’ that Witnesses anticipatereceiving each year from our convention programs.”Exact dates and locations of the 2013 “God’s Word Is Truth!”District Conventionscan be found onthe Witnesses’ official Web site—jw.org. Journalists may contact thebranch office of Jehovah’sWitnessesfor more information, including the name of a local media contact for reporters planningconvention news coverage.