Volunteers made quick work on the new Jehovah’s Witnesses Kingdom Hall in Port Clements. On Jan. 12, after working on the structure for 10 days, it already looked like a building. (Photo: Courtesy of Jehovah’s Witnesses)

Volunteers make quick work on new Jehovah’s Witnesses build in Port Clements

Construction is well underway on a new place of worship for Jehovah’s Witnesses (JWO) in Haida Gwaii, Max Correia, the local spokesperson for JWO in B.C. said Jan. 13. [caption id="attachment_6636" align="aligncenter" width="1200"] Volunteers made...

Construction on Augusta, Kansas Place of Worship Exceeds Safety Workplace Standards

Jeremy Patrick, owner of a small construction business in Newton, Kansas, is joining other unpaid volunteers from across the state to remodel the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Augusta, Kansas. “And safety is always...

Brooklyn’s Jehovah’s Witnesses Fully Reopens Since COVID

The Brooklyn Assembly Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses returned to full operation Saturday as more than 850 attended the first in-person religious conference held there in nearly three years, providing an economic boost to the community....

Persecuted in Russia for her faith, Jehovah’s Witness wins asylum in San Diego

Asylum means Olga Ponomareva won’t be deported to a prison sentence in Russia. The immigration judge said hers was the best documented asylum case he had ever seen. [caption id="attachment_6613" align="aligncenter" width="1440"] Anna Ermak, 40,...

Russian Witnesses seek U.S. asylum

SAN DIEGO -- Twice a week, Olga Ponomareva stands on a sidewalk in La Jolla Shores with a display of pamphlets about the Bible, most in Russian or Ukrainian. For Ponomareva, these moments are an...

Washington man indicted in fires at Jehovah’s Witness halls

SEATTLE — A Washington state man who is already in federal custody on weapons and hate crime charges has been indicted in a series of arsons at Jehovah’s Witness kingdom halls, authorities announced Wednesday. [caption...

Jehovah’s Witnesses Kingdom Hall planned for Pownal site

POWNAL — The District Act 250 Commission has posted details of a proposed permit for a Jehovah’s Witnesses Kingdom Hall planned for a site off Route 7. [caption id="attachment_6537" align="aligncenter" width="1037"] An image showing the...

Jehovah’s Witnesses campus plans in Ramapo will expand a growing Hudson Valley empire

Jehovah's Witnesses have always sought converts through print: those familiar booklets with Bible lessons that volunteers bring door-to-door to share their Christian beliefs. But outreach has evolved in the digital age. The Warwick-based religious order,...

Incendiary blaze at Salisbury’s Jehovah’s Witnesses church being investigated: Fire marshal

The Office of the Maryland State Fire Marshal is investigating a fire that broke out at Salisbury's Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses facility early Monday morning. The fire at the building on Parker Road was...

Hurricane Sandy: Survivors, Volunteers Inspired By Brotherly Love 10 Years Later

Brian and Jackie Alexander tried to steel themselves to face the damage that Hurricane Sandy had inflicted on their apartment in Brooklyn, New York. Still, nothing could have prepared them for the sight of their...

Jehovah’s Witnesses Back at the Chicago Marathon for the First Time in Three Years

As athletes raced past iconic skyscrapers and well-known landmarks during the 44th Chicago Marathon, they also ran past another familiar sight: Jehovah’s Witnesses standing next to mobile carts featuring colorful literature in a variety of languages....

Watchtower Bible World Headquarters Project In Ramapo Moves Ahead

Town of Ramapo Accepts Final Environmental Impact Statement On Proposed 1.7 Million Square Foot Project On 200+ Acre Parcel Plans by the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of New York, Inc. have scaled another hurdle...

Jehovah’s Witnesses Mark 20th Anniversary of Supreme Court Ruling

While Jehovah’s Witnesses have chosen to temporarily suspend their door-to-door ministry due to the pandemic, their activity was almost permanently banned by one U.S. village in the late 1990s — that is until the United...

Protecting free speech: Tulare County residents reflect on impact of historic Supreme Court ruling

While Jehovah’s Witnesses have chosen to temporarily suspend their door-to-door ministry due to the pandemic, their activity was almost permanently banned by one U.S. village in the late 1990s — that is until the United...

Watchtower Bible And Tract Society Urging Town Of Ramapo To Act On Its Application In Timely Manner

Over the past eight months, the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society has reviewed public and other comments on its proposed development for 155 Sterling Mine Road in Ramapo and has revised its plans. On Monday,...

Jehovah’s Witnesses keeping congregants active, safe

Longtime Tulare County resident Jeanie Vollmer would knock on doors or chat with passersby at a local park in Lindsay as part of her volunteer ministry five days a week. That abruptly changed in the...

Stephen A. Smith Apologizes to Jehovah’s Witnesses After Incorrectly Claiming They’re Against the Covid Vaccine

Stephen A. Smith issued an apology to Jehovah’s Witnesses Thursday during the broadcast of “First Take” on ESPN, walking back comments from last week suggesting adherents to the religion don’t believe in vaccines. “I could...