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Global event promotes pursuit of peace

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    The “Pursue Peace” program will be made available virtually for free through the free JW Library App as well as Courtesy Photo

Against the tragic backdrop of a historic conflict in Europe, Bandera will 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 2022.

The program’s first segment will be available for streaming or download beginning June 27. All are invited to attend the program at no charge.

“Conventions always give me the boost to keep me positive despite the times we live in,” said local resident Carolyn Deerberg, who plans to attend each session this summer with her husband and three teenage sons. “Seeing the effects of war, inflation, disease, and violence, the theme of this year’s convention is so timely. This convention will no doubt strengthen our faith in God.”

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 presentation, “Universal Peace Is Sure to Come!”

“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.”

All are invited to attend the event by going to on the web, 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. 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

Prior to 2020, Jehovah’s Witnesses held their annual convention locally at the Freeman Coliseum in San Antonio. 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.

For more information, contact Jehovah’s Witnesses United States at 718-560-5600 or