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Jehovah's Witnesses Announce 'Keep Seeking First God's Kingdom!' Convention to Be Hosted at Venues Throughout the U.S.and Internationally

Kick-off event in Detroit on June 6 is estimated to gather crowd of 45,000 (June 05, 2014)

NEW YORK, June5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The first of the three-day "Keep Seeking First God's Kingdom!" international conventions of Jehovah's Witnesses will begin on Friday morning, June6, 2014, at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan, USA. Portions of this program will be broadcast to other venues in Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, Missouri, New Jersey, and North Carolina, and will be translated into Albanian, Korean, Polish, and Portuguese.

Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan, USA, is the site of the first in a series of international conventions of Jehovahs Witnesses being held in 18 major cities around the world.

J.R.Brown, a spokesman for Jehovah's Witnesses at their world headquarters in Brooklyn, New York, comments: "Over the last three weeks, Witnesses in Detroit and the cities that will be connected by video streaming have been personally inviting their neighbors to attend this remarkable event. In Detroit, we expect a diverse crowd of some 45,000, including over 2,000 foreign delegates visiting from Australia, Canada, Germany, and Taiwan."

Throughout the summer, the Witnesses in the United States will host 16 international conventions in large stadiums in a total of ten different states. At certain locations the program will be presented, in whole or in part, in Albanian, American Sign Language, Arabic, Armenian, Cantonese, Chuukese, French, Greek, Haitian Creole, Hindi, Iloko, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Marshallese, Persian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Samoan, Spanish, Tagalog, Twi, and Vietnamese. Beginning in June 2014 and continuing into 2015, the Witnesses will host international conventions in Australia, Ecuador, England, Germany, Greece, Mexico, South Korea, and Zimbabwe.


See the release in the Newsroom section of www.jw.org.

Related Links:
Video: International Convention Report: http://www.jw.org/en/jehovahs-witnesses/conventions/video-clip-international-convention-report/
News Release: Jehovah's Witnesses Announce Annual Convention Series: http://www.jw.org/en/news/by-region/world/jehovahs-witnesses-international-convention-2014/

Media Contact(s):
International: J.R.Brown, Office of Public Information, tel. +17185605000

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SOURCE Jehovah's Witnesses Office of Public Information

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