DISCUSS COURT CASE HERE JW.org - Jehovah’s Witnesses Mobilize Global Response to Threat of Ban in Russia
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3 hours ago, JWTalk Forums said:

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Threatened with an imminent ban on their worship in Russia, Jehovah’s Witnesses worldwide support their fellow worshippers in Russia by means of a global letter-writing campaign. Instructions are provided for those who would like to participate.

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It states that "The Governing Body of Jehovah’s Witnesses is inviting the over 8,000,000 Witnesses worldwide to participate.", so that means us.

 

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4 minutes ago, Bjern said:

It states that "The Governing Body of Jehovah’s Witnesses is inviting the over 8,000,000 Witnesses worldwide to participate.", so that means us.

 

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(:P) Yeah!!!!

 
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5 minutes ago, Tortuga said:

I wonder how many non-witnesses will see this on JW.Org and decide to participate.

If non-Witnesses to decide to join in, I hope they do so respectfully and in mildness.

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Here is a little history...

 

*** jv chap. 30 pp. 694-695 ‘Defending and Legally Establishing the Good News’ ***


Global Publicity Brings Some Relief


Other governments too have dealt harshly with Jehovah’s Witnesses, prohibiting their meetings and public preaching. In some cases these governments have caused the Witnesses to be forced out of secular employment and their children to be barred from the schools. A number of governments have also resorted to physical brutality. Yet, these same lands usually have constitutions that guarantee religious freedom. With a view to bringing relief to their persecuted brothers, the Watch Tower Society has frequently given worldwide publicity to details concerning such treatment. This is done by means of the Watchtower and Awake! magazines, and these reports are at times taken up by the public press. Many thousands of letters making appeals in behalf of the Witnesses then flood into the offices of government officials from all over the world.

 

As a result of such a campaign in 1937, the governor of Georgia, in the United States, received some 7,000 letters from four countries within a two-day period, and the mayor of La Grange, Georgia, was also deluged with thousands of letters. Such campaigns were likewise conducted in behalf of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Argentina in 1978 and 1979, Benin in 1976, Burundi in 1989, Cameroon in 1970, the Dominican Republic in 1950 and 1957, Ethiopia in 1957, Gabon in 1971, Greece in 1963 and 1966, Jordan in 1959, Malawi in 1968, 1972, 1975, and again in 1976, Malaya in 1952, Mozambique in 1976, Portugal in 1964 and 1966, Singapore in 1972, Spain in 1961 and again in 1962, also Swaziland in 1983.


As a recent example of what is done by Jehovah’s Witnesses worldwide to bring relief to their oppressed brothers, consider the situation in Greece. Because of the intensity of persecution of Jehovah’s Witnesses at the instigation of the Greek Orthodox clergy there, in 1986 both the Watchtower and Awake! magazines (with combined international circulation of over 22,000,000 copies) reported details of the persecution. Witnesses in other lands were invited to write to officials of the Greek government in behalf of their brothers. They did; and as reported in the Athens newspaper Vradyni, the minister of justice was deluged with over 200,000 letters from upwards of 200 lands and in 106 languages.
 

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I'm so excited I'm beside myself ( now there are two of me) . I remember doing a similar campaign years ago ......someone refresh my memory was it Malawi ? I would like to be a fly on he wall in the post office when all these letters start arriving lol . 

 

Makes me  think of  Daniel 11:44  ......perhaps the reports will be our letters . ( just thinking out loud)   

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5 minutes ago, Miss Mouse said:

I remember doing a similar campaign years ago ......someone refresh my memory was it Malawi ?

*** dx86-16 Letters ***
protest persecution of Witnesses: jv 315-317, 692-695
Burundi: w89 8/15 24
Germany (Nazi): w11 10/1 14; g03 1/8 31; g95 8/22 8; jv 315, 448-449, 552, 693-694
Greece: jv 695
lands where used: jv 695
Malawi: yb99 183-184, 198
Mozambique: yb96 144
Rwanda: yb12 184
 

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2 minutes ago, Tortuga said:

*** dx86-16 Letters ***
protest persecution of Witnesses: jv 315-317, 692-695
Burundi: w89 8/15 24
Germany (Nazi): w11 10/1 14; g03 1/8 31; g95 8/22 8; jv 315, 448-449, 552, 693-694
Greece: jv 695
lands where used: jv 695
Malawi: yb99 183-184, 198
Mozambique: yb96 144
Rwanda: yb12 184
 

Your so clever !!! 

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I wonder how many non-witnesses will see this on JW.Org and decide to participate.

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ID:23   Posted (edited)

This is going to feel so good to actually do something practical for our brothers and sisters in Russia! :)

May we all give our letter the very best effort! Also below is something very motivating concerning letters and what happened back in 1945 with Adolph Hitler!

 

*** w11 10/1 p. 14 “Defiance That Commands Respect” ***
Did Hitler receive letters of protest from church officials concerning the outrages perpetrated by the National Socialists, or Nazis? There were some, but such letters were few and far between.
In the Moscow archives, however, Dr.Eberle found a file containing a number of letters sent to Hitler by Jehovah’s Witnesses from different parts of Germany, protesting against the conduct of the Nazis. In fact, Witnesses from about 50 countries sent Hitler some 20,000 letters and telegrams protesting the mistreatment of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Thousands of Witnesses were arrested, and several hundred were executed or died following ill-treatment by the Nazis. Dr. Eberle concludes:

“In view of the millions of victims of the Nazi regime, this number [of Witness victims] appears small. But it nevertheless testifies to an act of collective and uncompromising defiance that commands respect.”

 
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This is so exciting. I was able to take part in a letter writing campaign several times in the past. And, yes, this will be so much grander. There are over 8 million of us, and we now have the internet, so we all are made aware of this timely information. And, this, for our dear brothers and sisters in Russia. Thank you, Jehovah! 

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