OUR KINGDOM MINISTRY 2013-2014

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Our Kingdom Ministry July 2014

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NEW God’s Kingdom Rules! 2014 Convention release in PDF

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OUR KINGDOM MINISTRY July 2014 – (Click for download link)

OUR KINGDOM MINISTRY June 2014 – (Click for download link)

OUR KINGDOM MINISTRY May 2014 – (Click for download link)

OUR KINGDOM MINISTRY April 2014 – (Click for download link)

OUR KINGDOM MINISTRY March 2014 – (Click for download link)

OUR KINGDOM MINISTRY February 2014 – (Click for download link)

OUR KINGDOM MINISTRY January 2014 – (Click for download link)

2014 THEOCRATIC MINISTRY SCHOOL SCHEDULE

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January / February 2014 – Ministry School Answer Sheet

March / April 2014 – Ministry School Answer Sheet

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OKM December 2013 - OKM November 2013 - OKM October 2013

OKM September 2013 - OKM August 2013 - OKM July 2013

OKM June 2013 - OKM May 2013 - OKM April 2013

OKM March 2013 - OKM February 2013 - OKM January 2013

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God’s Kingdom Rules! Download Jehovah’s Witnesses 2014 convention release

This unofficial PDF version of the 2014 “God’s Kingdom Rules!” as published by Watch Tower, and due for release during the 2014/2015 International Convention of Jehovah’ Witnesses, is bookmarked and searchable.

244 pages – 40.10 mb

<<< DOWNLOAD LINK: God’s Kingdom Rules! >>>

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God's Kingdom Rules PDF

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JW LEAKS: a message to Jehovah’s Witnesses and everyone else

To all our supporters and followers over the past two years

JW Leaks would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone who has visited this web site, or contributed to this web site, over the past two years. Without your support we would not be here.

If you have not already done so, or if this is your first visit, please take the time to explore JW Leaks and learn the truth about the truth.

Want to know more about JW Leaks? Try our Frequently Asked Questions page where you can find the answers to the following questions:

  • Is JW Leaks an apostate web site?
  • Who are you?
  • Is JW Leaks an organization or a legal entity?
  • Can the information on JW Leaks be trusted?
  • Has the Watch Tower Society of Jehovah’s Witnesses ever commenced legal action against JW Leaks?

THE TEAM @ JW LEAKS

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JW.ORG Logo Denied Trademark Status in the United States

 

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The Jehovah’s Witnesses official web site logo incorporating JW.ORG has been refused registration by the United States Patent and Trademark Office due to similarity to JW PLAYER.

SECTION 2(d) REFUSAL – LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION—CLASS 42
For the reasons set forth below, the refusal under Trademark Act Section 2(d) is now made FINAL with respect to U.S. Registration No(s). 4087283. See 15 U.S.C. §1052(d); 37 C.F.R. §2.64(a). This refusal is limited to the Class 42 services in the application.
Applicant’s mark is JW.ORG & Design, for use with, inter alia, Providing a web site that gives computer users the ability to download audio and video recordings, DVDs, music, digital print publications, online publications, documents, forms and web pages all in the field of religion, in Class 42. The cited mark is JW PLAYER, for use with Downloadable computer software for playing, viewing and streaming audio and video files in Class 09.

RELATED DOCUMENTS

Final Outcome – US TRADEMARK APPLICATION NO. 85896124 – JW.ORG – 06420-T0001A – March 12 2014

Original Application by Watch Tower for JW.ORG logo – April 05 2013

Amendment and Mail Process Complete – February 05 2014

Response to Office Action – February 04 2014

Watch Tower removes in-house Attorney and replaces with Commercial Attorney – January 29 2014

JW.ORG generated XSearch Search Summary – July 20 2013

Email from US Patent and Trademark Office to Watch Tower – April 12 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jehovah’s Witnesses Official Child Abuse Handling Procedure

The current Jehovah’s Witnesses official child abuse handling procedure letter to all bodies of elders (October 1, 2012) has been placed into public domain by the Australian (Victoria) government “Inquiry into the Handling of Child Abuse by Religious Oganisations”.

Official government web site link to letter:

http://www.parliament.vic.gov.au/images/stories/committees/fcdc/inquiries/57th/Child_Abuse_Inquiry/Submissions/Steven_Unthank_Supp_A_Appendix_1.pdf

Short link:

http://goo.gl/rH8Ivc

Jehovah's Witnesses official child abuse handling procedure letter

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Guy H. Pierce, Member of the Governing Body of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Dies at 79

Guy H. Pierce, member of the Governing Body of Jehovah’s Witnesses, died on 19 March 2014 of a massive stroke.

Pierce is survived by his second wife, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

The remaining seven members of the Governing Body of Jehovah’s Witnesses released the following brief statement regarding Pierce: “Our memories of his courageous and faithful earthly life course will continue to strengthen us for years to come.”

<<< Link to download Official Death Announcement in pdf >>>

<<< Link to download Official Obituary in pdf >>>

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Jehovah’s Witnesses Branch Visit in November 2014 (USA only)

TO ALL CONGREGATIONS IN THE UNITED STATES BRANCH TERRITORY

Re: Branch visit in November 2014

Dear Brothers:

On February 11, 2014, the Bethel family was excited to learn that a branch visit is scheduled for the United States. The dates for this visit are November 3, 2014, through November 10, 2014. Brothers from several countries and members of the Governing Body will share in serving as headquarters representatives.

…In this connection, we are happy to let you know that arrangements are being made for a special weekend program on Saturday, November 8, 2014, and Sunday, November 9, 2014, to be broadcast to locations throughout the branch territory in order for as many as possible to benefit from this branch visit…

Download Link Body of Elders letter (February 19, 2014) re: Jehovah’s Witnesses USA Branch Visit in November 2014

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Jehovah’s Witnesses and Health Privacy – Russia

JW Leaks has published court documents in relation to the medical and health privacy case of Avilkina and Others v. Russia heard before the European Court of Human Rights in 2013.

The case concerned alleged harassment of Jehovah’s Witnesses. The applicants, a religious organisation and three Russian nationals who are Jehovah’s Witnesses: Yekaterina Avilkina, who was born in 2006 and lives in Nalchik; Nina Dubinina, who was born in 1959 and lives in Murmansk; and, Valentina Zhukova, who was born in 1956 and lives in the Leningrad region.

Relying on Article 8 (right to respect for private and family life) and Article 14 (prohibition of discrimination), the applicants notably complained about disclosure of their medical files to the Russian prosecution authorities following their refusal to have blood transfusions during their stay in public hospitals. In connection with an inquiry into the lawfulness of the applicant organisation’s activities, the prosecuting authorities had instructed all St. Petersburg hospitals to report refusals of blood transfusions by Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Paragraph 33 of the Judgment states:

 “The applicants considered that, by requesting the disclosure of medical files in respect of patients who were Jehovah’s Witnesses, the prosecutor’s office had excessively and arbitrarily extended the meaning of the relevant provisions of the legislation in force at the material time. There had been no criminal action or suspicion of criminal activities on the part of the applicants which could have justified the disclosure. The prosecutor’s office had merely been “fishing” for information. In the applicants’ view the relevant legislative provision could not be interpreted in so unrestrictive a manner as to grant the law-enforcement agencies access to confidential medical information without any relation to a specific criminal investigation.”

The applicants, including a child, were represented by the Administrative Centre of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia, with assistance from the European Association of Jehovah’s Christian Witnesses, Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society, and an extensive legal team of lawyers from the USA, Russia, and the United Kingdom.

In the original press release relating to the incident, as released on jw-media.org on February 19, 2002,  under the heading “Outrage over prosecutor’s conduct”, the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society published:

MOSCOW—Fears for the future of religious freedom in Russia were expressed today by John Burns, a Canadian attorney, during a test case in a Moscow court to liquidate Jehovah’s Witnesses.

“I am outraged that Tatyana Kondratyeva, the Moscow City prosecutor who brought this case, is roaming at will through confidential medical records, without the knowledge or consent of the patient or the patient’s family, reading them out in court and even discussing them on national TV. Prosecutors like that are loose cannons, answerable to no one but themselves. They are a menace to the future of justice in Russia.

“As an attorney with 20 years’ experience of litigation —mostly in medical cases— I have never witnessed such unabashed admission of the misuse of medical records. When our defence team protested, she declined to apologise, but just said, ‘So sue me!’ Well, she might be interested to know that we are now seriously considering doing just that.”

Documents relating to the case

Original Press Release relating to incident – Jehovah’s Witnesses (February 19, 2002) – pdf

Case of Avilkina and Others v. Russia – ECHR 1585-09 – Judgment (6 June 2013) – pdf

Case of Avilkina and Others v. Russia – Statement of Facts – ECHR 185-09 – (19 December 2008) – pdf

Case of Avilkina and Others v. Russia – ECHR 1585-09 – Official Press Release – pdf

Jehovah’s Witnesses – Official Press Release – pdf

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Jehovah’s Witnesses Hawaii International Convention 2014

JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION

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TO ALL CONGREGATION SERVICE COMMITTEES IN THE UNITED STATES BRANCH TERRITORY

Re: 2014 Honolulu, Hawaii, international conventions

December 6, 2013

Dear Brothers:

We are pleased to inform you that the Governing Body has approved two international conventions in Honolulu, Hawaii, during November 2014. All congregations in the United States branch territory are being invited to participate…

DOWNLOAD LINK Body of Elders letter (December 6, 2013) re: announcing 2014 International Convention in Hawaii

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TO ALL CONGREGATIONS IN THE UNITED STATES BRANCH TERRITORY

Re: 2014 Honolulu, Hawaii, international conventions

December 7, 2013

Dear Brothers:

…Arrangements for these international conventions are similar to what has been arranged during the past two years in conjunction with special conventions. Notably, the selected delegates will not be required to use a specific travel agency as has been the case in years past…

DOWNLOAD LINK Body of Elders letter (December 7, 2013) re: 2014 International Convention in Hawaii and application details

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DOWNLOAD LINK Jehovah’s Witnesses 2014/2015 International Convention Application form

DOWNLOAD LINK Jehovah’s Witnesses 2014/2015 International Convention Applicant Instructions

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<<< LINK to information on International Convention in Greece >>>

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Bethel Application Form for Jehovah’s Witnesses

Dear Bethel Applicant:

Your request for a Bethel application has been received and we are pleased to provide you with one. We appreciate the willingness you show by volunteering to serve Jehovah and your brothers worldwide in the special way…

<<<Letter re: Bethel Application | Religious Order of Jehovah’s Witnesses>>>

…After considering the application, you may decide not to apply at this time. In that event, please mail it back to the branch office within one month. On the other hand, if you fill in the application, please give it to your Congregation Service Committee to process.

Your brothers joyfully serving others,

Religious Order of Jehovah’s Witnesses (For the Branch Committee)

[2013 version]

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The Watch Tower 1865 edition

The Watch Tower 1865, published by J.F. Shaw & Co., for the proprietors of “The Watch Tower”, 158 Fleet Street, London. Sold at all booksellers and railway book stores during the mid to late 1860′s.

This volume of The Watch Tower was first published on March 29, 1865, for the benefit of learned members of the Anglican Church. Some highlights include the poems “On The Watch Tower” (page 167) and “The Light-Bearers” (page 279).

This volume was not published or produced by the Watch Tower Society (Jehovah’s Witnesses/Bible Students) or any of their predecessors.

The Watch Tower volume of 1865 (417 pages) has been recently scanned into PDF by Google as part of a project to make the world’s books discoverable online. The document comprises 417 pages in total.

<<< CLICK TO DOWNLOAD “THE WATCH TOWER” 1865 (17.5mb) >>>

The Watch Tower 1865 edition - volume 1 - number 1

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