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Global Event Promotes the Pursuit of Peace

The annual Jehovah's Witnesses convention is available for virtual attendance this year. (Photo courtesy of Jehovah's Witnesses)
The annual Jehovah’s Witnesses convention is available for downloading and streaming this year. (Photo courtesy of Jehovah’s Witnesses)

Against the tragic backdrop of a historic conflict in Europe, residents of the U.S. Virgin Islands will have the opportunity to unite with millions around the globe to promote the timely theme “Pursue Peace” as they participate in a six-part annual event scheduled for July and August, hosted by Jehovah’s Witnesses.

“It’s needed; it’s like a charge of spiritual energy that helps me continue serving Jehovah. I look forward to conventions every year,” said Edwin de la Rosa, whose wife and son will also be attending the convention. “We know things will get worse so this convention will prepare us to remain peaceful and also to help others find peace.”

Jehovah’s Witnesses have been holding global conventions for more than 100 years, the last three years featuring virtual events accessed through the free JW Library app or at jw.org, according to a press release announcing the event. The program’s first segment is now available for streaming or download. All are invited to attend the program at no charge.

“This convention is an object lesson in how peace is being achieved by a global community right now as it unites millions of people even in areas of conflict like Ukraine and Russia,” said Robert Hendriks, U.S. spokesperson for Jehovah’s Witnesses. “The power of the principles being discussed transcends national borders, ethnic differences and language barriers. Both individuals and families will benefit from attending the program.”

Prior to 2020, Jehovah’s Witnesses held their annual convention locally at the Ivanna Eudora Kean High School auditorium. While they hope to host in-person large gatherings again in the future, the decision was made late last year to again hold the 2022 convention virtually. On April 1 congregations of Jehovah’s Witnesses began meeting in person for the first time in two years locally and around the world.

The three-day convention will be available in six parts, each corresponding to a half day of content. Topics to be explored are:

  • How love leads to inner peace and peace with others.
  • Why the Bible can be called “the road map to family peace.”
  • How to attain peace even when suffering illness, economic problems, natural disasters or other difficulties.What people from around the world are doing to enjoy peace.
  • Why friendship with God can lead to true peace.The convention will conclude with the exciting presentation, “Universal Peace is Sure to Come!”All are invited to attend the event by going to jw.org on the web or JW Broadcasting on the free JW Library app available for iOS or Android, or on streaming platforms like ROKU TV, Apple TV and others. The program is free and accessible to all. The schedule for download and global streaming is listed below. For more information, contact Jehovah’s Witnesses United States at 718-560-5600 or pid@jw.org.




    Friday Morning

    June 27

    July 2-3

    Friday Afternoon

    July 4

    July 9-10

    Saturday Morning

    July 18

    July 23-24

    Saturday Afternoon

    July 25

    July 30-31

    Sunday Morning

    August 8

    August 13-14

    Sunday Afternoon

    August 15

    August 20-21

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