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Thousands to attend free Bible eduction convention in Cleveland

• Jun 30, 2016 at 2:30 PM

CLEVELAND — Jehovah’s Witnesses are inviting people of all faiths to attend their free annual three-day Bible educational convention this weekend at Cleveland State University’s Wolstein Center.

The event takes place Friday through Sunday, with sessions beginning at 9:20 a.m. each day.

This will be the first of three such events at the Wolstein Center, with the second slated for July 29 to 31 and the third from Aug. 5 to 7. More than 22,000 delegates are estimated to be in attendance.

Cleveland has hosted these annual events since 1992, providing meals and accommodations for delegates both locally and from as far away as Western Pennsylvania.

This year’s theme is “Remain Loyal to Jehovah!” The three-day program will feature 49 presentations, each exploring the theme “loyalty.” Additionally, the Witnesses have prepared 35 video segments specifically for the program plus two short films that will be shown on Saturday and Sunday.

“We strongly believe that loyalty is an essential part of any healthy relationship,” said David A. Semonian, a spokesman for Jehovah’s Witnesses at their world headquarters in Brooklyn, N.Y. “Our convention this year features content that will help people develop stronger bonds with friends, family members and, above all, with God.”

For information concerning this year’s convention, click HERE.

To view trailers to the two feature-length films, click HERE.

Here are some statistics about the worldwide work of Jehovah’s Witnesses:

• 8,220,103 Jehovah’s Witnesses

• 118,016 congregations

• 240 lands where Jehovah’s Witnesses worship

• 9,708,968 free home Bible courses conducted

• 19,862,783 in attendance at the annual Memorial of Christ’s death

The Witnesses’ official website is jw.org.

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