• Jehovah's Witnesses believe that the Bible prohibits ingesting blood and that Christians should not accept blood transfusions or donate or store their own blood for transfusion. (wikipedia.org)
  • Jehovah's Witnesses often practice door-to-door evangelization, elect not to participate in military service or politics, do not accept blood transfusions and do not celebrate Christmas, Easter or birthdays. (reference.com)
  • In a communique issued by the EHRC Secretary, the JW leadership in Bulgaria claimed that JWs have "free choice in the matter" and-more importantly-that there are " no religious sanctions for a Jehovah's Witness who chooses to accept blood transfusions" (emphasis added). (catholic.com)
  • Jose developed a tumor on his lip, but refused surgery because he is a Jehovah's Witness and cannot accept blood transfusions. (whatstheharm.net)
  • A s a result of their interpretation of the Bible, members of Jehovah's Witnesses do not accept blood transfusions under any circumstances. (general-anaesthesia.com)
  • Jehovah's Witnesses are a fundamentalist Christian denomination best known for door-to-door evangelism, distribution of religious literature such as The Watchtower magazines, and their refusal to accept blood transfusions. (ironchariots.org)
  • Traditionally the Jehovah's Witnesses refuse to accept blood transfusions, even though it may mean the loss of life. (wbcoc.org)
  • That real reason only shows up when looking at what Jehovah's Witnesses always do when the Watchtower Society stops teaching something. (newsblaze.com)
  • Do Witnesses believe that transfusions are against God's Law because of what it says at Acts 15:20, or because this is what the Watchtower Society happens to be teaching at the present time? (newsblaze.com)
  • If the Watchtower Society ever does change its mind about blood transfusions, Witnesses may still continue to seek alternative forms of treatment for medical reasons rather than Scriptural ones. (newsblaze.com)
  • Is it true that the Watchtower Society, the parent organization for the Jehovah's Witnesses, has made a change in its long-standing policy on prohibiting blood transfusions? (catholic.com)
  • In 2004 The Watchtower Society, the official body representing Jehovah's Witnesses, did however notify its members that fractions from each of these, including red blood cells without a membrane, can be used in medical procedures according to a Witness's own conscience. (religionnewsblog.com)
  • While the Watchtower Society (the organization behind Jehovah's Witnesses ) claims to represent God, its leaders can not make up their minds about what He says. (religionnewsblog.com)
  • But then one day Debbie found out that the Watchtower Society leaders had told her husband that he was to disfellowship her mother from the Jehovah's Witnesses Society. (jashow.org)
  • Since the Watchtower Society allows Witnesses to accept the separate components of plasma, isn't it only reasonable to ask why they forbid the use of plasma itself? (ajwrb.org)
  • This line of argument seems impossible to sustain since albumin, which is found in blood plasma and approved for use by the Watchtower Society, makes up a greater percentage of the blood volume (2.2%) than forbidden blood components like white blood cells (1%), and platelets (0.17%), which Witnesses must reject. (ajwrb.org)
  • Additionally, hemophiliac treatments (which have been long permitted) require the collection and storage of massive quantities of blood (up to 2500 blood donors for a single treatment), yet the Watchtower Society forbids Witnesses from storing their own blood. (ajwrb.org)
  • In a statement issued from their headquarters, the Jehovah's Witnesses said that church leaders are ``required by the Holy Scriptures to see to it that the congregation remains clean and unified. (beliefnet.com)
  • Witnesses are assigned to a congregation in which "territory" they reside and are expected to attend weekly meetings as scheduled by the Watch Tower Society and congregation elders. (wikipedia.org)
  • Two women who were sexually abused as children say the Jehovah's Witnesses failed to report their abuser to authorities in Montana and instead expelled him from the congregation as punishment until he repented. (npr.org)
  • Her sister-in-law, now a Witness, comes from a Punjabi family in Birmingham, attends a Welsh-medium congregation in North Wales and will also go to the Punjabi Jehovah's Witness convention in her home city later this month. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • José Lopez filed the lawsuit back in 2012, nearly 20 years after church elder Gonzalo Campos molested him and several other young children who were members of the Linda Vista congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses. (sandiegoreader.com)
  • After an exhaustive textual analysis of literature disseminated by the Witnesses' door-to-door proselytizers, the prosecutors concluded that ''overseers'' in Russia and abroad ''not only control the spiritual environment of the congregation, but also subject the manner of life, thinking, psyche and conduct of every member of the sect. (nytimes.com)
  • Quebec provincial police are investigating allegations of child sexual abuse by two members of a Jehovah's Witnesses congregation in Mont-Laurier in the Laurentians, Radio-Canada's investigative program Enquête has learned. (cbc.ca)
  • Leclerc remains with the Mont-Laurier congregation, but Enquête says he was stripped of his elder duties after at least three women filed complaints internally with the Jehovah's Witnesses, alleging he had assaulted them when they were minors. (cbc.ca)
  • But in the actual role as elders within the Christian congregation, there is a very firm standard set that there is no leeway whatsoever for that in the belief of Jehovah's Witnesses. (abc.net.au)
  • Members of the local congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses along with four more volunteers from Guam also helped in the minor repairs of several homes. (saipantribune.com)
  • A congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses has been severely criticised by the Charity Commission over its handling of allegations of child abuse. (secularism.org.uk)
  • The regulator said the New Moston Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses in Manchester had mismanaged claims made against a trustee who was subsequently convicted of counts of indecent assault. (secularism.org.uk)
  • The 24-year-old beauty is a devout Jehovah's Witness who still goes door to door with her congregation "to inform people. (hauteliving.com)
  • A lawsuit targeting elders of a Jehovah's Witnesses congregation for failing to report suspected child abuse continues to wind its way through Delaware's court system. (nbcphiladelphia.com)
  • The Jehovah's Witness church says it will comply with mandatory reporting obligations when they learn about sexual abuse crimes against children in their congregation. (theguardian.com)
  • Apparently, the Lord Justice Floyd has a better sense of what is "fair and reasonable" than does the Governing Body of the Christian Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses. (e-watchman.com)
  • However, Stewart had been convicted in 1995 of sexually abusing a schoolgirl and a young boy who was also part of the Jehovah's Witness congregation. (e-watchman.com)
  • At the hearing, Forrest B. Tanner, president and minister of the Jehovah's Witness congregation in Canoga Park, California testified the following: "The scriptures make it clear that blood transfusions are a violation of God's law. (wbcoc.org)
  • Jehovah's Witnesses is a millenarian restorationist Christian denomination with nontrinitarian beliefs distinct from mainstream Christianity. (wikipedia.org)
  • They are a Christian denomination who receive their name from their practice of traveling door-to-door acting as witnesses to God, or Jehovah, by conversing with others to share and spread their beliefs. (reference.com)
  • Jehovah's Witnesses hold beliefs about marriage that include rules that forbid sexual misconduct within and without the confines of marriage. (reference.com)
  • Jehovah's Witnesses differ from other Christian faiths in their beliefs concerni. (reference.com)
  • As part of my current class I am researching the difficulties of caring for patients with the Jehovah's witness' beliefs. (allnurses.com)
  • Like many Christian denominations, the Jehovah Witnesses have all kinds of beliefs. (liberianobserver.com)
  • A 1970s ruling says Jehovah's Witnesses' beliefs must be given the same respect as those of other religions when it comes to kids' rights to reject treatment. (thesun.co.uk)
  • Debbie grew up in the Ortega home where she was taught the beliefs of the Jehovah's Witnesses. (jashow.org)
  • Jehovah's Witnesses, whose religious beliefs prohibit them from having blood transfusions, had fewer complications and shorter hospital stays than other heart patients who had transfusions for surgery over a 28-year period at Cleveland Clinic, a new study concludes. (noblood.org)
  • It's against their beliefs so in my opinion, it's the only natural reaction to 'witness heart patients to do well' without it. (noblood.org)
  • Controversy surrounds various beliefs and practices of Jehovah's Witnesses. (newslanc.com)
  • Jehovah's Witnesses believe ingesting blood goes against their beliefs and that they should not accept transfusions or donate their own blood. (infotel.ca)
  • Can epoetin be used in Jehovah's Witness patients in accordance with their beliefs? (sps.nhs.uk)
  • I don't think we're trying to hurt the Jehovah's Witness organization,'' he said. (beliefnet.com)
  • These statements contain an unusual departure from normal teaching of the Jehovah's Witnesses organization. (religioustolerance.org)
  • Some might interpret this article and sidebar as an admission that the organization does not have a definitive answer for the membership, and that the responsibility lies with the individual Witness. (religioustolerance.org)
  • For example, a 2016 inquiry by a royal commission in Australia found that the Jehovah's Witnesses organization there had recorded allegations of child sexual abuse against 1,006 members - but the investigators found no evidence that it revealed any of the reports to authorities. (npr.org)
  • Christensen is the first Jehovah's Witness to be sentenced to prison in Russia since the country's Supreme Court declared the pacifist Christian denomination an "extremist organization" in 2017, putting it on par with the Islamic State militant group and neo-Nazi movements. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • "[T]he Jehovah's Witnesses organization prohibits the use of blood transfusions. (religionnewsblog.com)
  • In spite of its many failed prophecies, the Jehovah's Witness organization teaches that it is the only true religion, and that only its members are true Christians. (religionnewsblog.com)
  • It also teaches that there is salvation only in joining their organization and everyone but Jehovah's Witnesses will be destroyed at Armageddon. (religionnewsblog.com)
  • The Jehovah's Witnesses organization demands that its members obey and accept, unquestioningly, every command and biblical interpretation given by the organization. (religionnewsblog.com)
  • For example, the Jehovah's Witnesses organization prohibits the use of blood transfusions . (religionnewsblog.com)
  • Jehovah's Witnesses spokesman Richard Devine said the move will allow the organization to operate more efficiently. (nbcnewyork.com)
  • However, what a celebration consists of is not explicitly defined by the Jehovah's Witness organization. (ironchariots.org)
  • This is, no doubt, due to the exodus of longtime Jehovah's Witnesses from this flawed organization in North America. (jashow.org)
  • The Scriptures strongly support the conclusion that at Armageddon Jehovah will destroy the peoples of the earth, saving only those who obey his commandments to stand by his organization. (jehovahs-witness.com)
  • Only Jehovah's Witnesses, those of the anointed remnant and the "great crowd," as a united organization under the protection of the Supreme Organizer, have any Scriptural hope of surviving the impending end of this doomed system dominated by Satan the Devil. (jehovahs-witness.com)
  • Since Jehovah's Witnesses are a multi-national religious organization, we have to extend this extrapolation to account for these members in other countries, and we also have to account for the fact that the policy has been in place since 1945. (ajwrb.org)
  • We hold the people in the Jehovah's Witness organization in the highest esteem. (wbcoc.org)
  • In April 2017, the Supreme Court of Russia labeled Jehovah's Witnesses an extremist organization, banned its activities in Russia , and issued an order to confiscate the organization's assets. (newslanc.com)
  • EU expressed concern that the decision of the Supreme Court of Russia to ban Jehovah's Witnesses as an extremist organization can launch criminal cases against members of the organization for acts of worship. (newslanc.com)
  • The Jehovah's Witness movement was founded in 1884, in the United States, by Charles Taze Russell. (cmf.org.uk)
  • The Jehovah's Witnesses, founded in 1870 by Charles Taze Russell, has 8.2 million members spread out in the continents of Africa, North and South America, Asia, Europe, and Oceania. (saipantribune.com)
  • Here is the photo of the first president of Jehovah's Witnesses, Charles Taze Russell, who made it through the seventh grade. (jashow.org)
  • It really doesn't matter one whit if the reason for refusing life-saving treatment, be it transfusion, chemotherapy, or whatever, is a careful consideration of the risk/benefit ratio, a desire to pursue quackery instead of evidence-based medicine, or religious delusions based on a tortured interpretation of ancient scripture developed a mere 62 years ago, such as the teachings of the Jehovah's Witnesses about blood transfusion--or whatever. (scienceblogs.com)
  • It includes an introductory 20 question and answer section, outline of contents before each book and two appendixes (A and B) with biblical information, teachings doctrines of the Jehovah's Witnesses. (ironchariots.org)
  • The authors would also like to acknowledge the help of Mr B. Brooks of the Jehovah's Witness Hospital Liaison Committee of North London for his advice. (springer.com)
  • Family members of Eloise Dupuis, 27, say she was influenced to decline a potentially lifesaving blood transfusion after a bedside visit by a 'hospital liaison committee' of Jehovah's Witnesses, the CBC reports. (newser.com)
  • Jehovah's Witnesses Hospital Liaison Committee, Luton, Bedfordshire. (bmj.com)
  • Jehovah's Witnesses believe that this was a "minor" fulfillment that foreshadowed a "major" fulfillment, Christ's return and his installation as King of God's Kingdom. (conservapedia.com)
  • Jehovah's Witnesses, who espouse an early version of Christianity, are automatically declared outcasts from their faith if they take blood into the body, whether through the mouth or veins. (religionnewsblog.com)
  • Jehovah's Witnesses have also taken an active stance on educating the medical community on alternatives, with an outreach teams called Hospital Liaison Committees which impart both the importance of respecting the wishes of Jehovah's Witness patients as well as evidence-based strategies that allow for blood-free treatments. (vice.com)
  • Leonard Grossman, a plastic surgeon in New York City, says he has performed procedures on many Jehovah's Witness patients who won't take a transfusion even if massive blood loss occurs. (vice.com)
  • The study included 322 Jehovah's Witness patients and 87,453 other patients who underwent heart surgery at the Cleveland Clinic from 1983 to 2011. (secularism.org.uk)
  • In their comprehensive and very informative article on the management of severely anemic Jehovah's Witness patients, Mann and colleagues [1] mentioned desmopressin to reduce intraoperative and perioperative blood loss. (annals.org)
  • This was a multicenter observational study pairing Jehovah's Witness patients (excluding those under age sixteen and those with advanced cancer) who refused red blood cell products with matched patients who received red blood cell (RBC) products. (ajwrb.org)
  • It is difficult to make broad recommendations on the treatment of Jehovah's Witness patients, as most (but not all) case series are relatively small, and prospective studies comparing different management strategies do not exist. (openanesthesia.org)
  • compared cardiac surgery outcomes in 49 Jehovah's Witness patients to 196 non-Jehovah's Witnesses. (openanesthesia.org)
  • performed a retrospective cohort study of 1958 Jehovah's Witness patients that had surgery - 117 (5.6%) had a postoperative Hb level of 6 g/dL or less and 39 (33.3%) of these individuals died in the hospital. (openanesthesia.org)
  • Does tourniquet use decrease blood loss following primary total knee arthroplasty in Jehovah's Witness patients? (tevak.org)
  • Levent A, Köse Ö, Linke P, Gehrke T, Çıtak M. Does tourniquet use decrease blood loss following primary total knee arthroplasty in Jehovah's Witness patients? (tevak.org)
  • This Medicines Q&A discusses the use of recombinant human erythropoietin (EPO), either as epoetin alfa, epoetin beta or epoetin zeta, as a potential alternative to blood transfusion for Jehovah's Witness patients. (sps.nhs.uk)
  • Of all of the doctrinal topics one can discuss with Jehovah's Witnesses, nothing is more essential than the identity of Jesus Christ and the issues related to salvation and eternal life. (4jehovah.org)
  • [10] Although accepted by the majority of Jehovah's Witnesses, a minority does not endorse this doctrine. (wikipedia.org)
  • Certain medical procedures involving blood are specifically prohibited by Jehovah's Witnesses' blood doctrine. (wikipedia.org)
  • Our folks on the platform tonight have probably over 100 years of experience, with their families included, of actually living in the Jehovah's Witnesses doctrine. (jashow.org)
  • Most objections Jehovah's Witnesses raise against the Doctrine of the Trinity can be answered by accurately defining the doctrine. (4jehovah.org)
  • He added that if the extremist label applied to the Witnesses' publications was applied to other publications, "Russia could quickly be left entirely without books. (asianews.it)
  • The Jehovah's Witnesses said on Tuesday it would appeal a ban on its activities in Russia at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, saying it had exhausted all other legal channels. (timeslive.co.za)
  • If the judge agrees with the prosecutor, Jehovah's Witnesses -- an aggressively proselytizing community with 130,000 believers in Russia -- could lose their legal status and be banned in Moscow, where 10,000 followers reside. (nytimes.com)
  • If Asbest Town Court - or any other Russian court - finds Jehovah's Witness publications extremist, their addition to the Federal List of Extremist Materials would extend a ban on their distribution to the whole of Russia. (forum18.org)
  • Since appearing in Russia in the early 1990s, Jehovah's Witnesses have rapidly gained popularity. (newslanc.com)
  • There are no official statistics of Jehovah's Witnesses movement in Russia. (newslanc.com)
  • Russian authorities today are following in the footsteps of their Soviet predecessors," Jarrod Lopes, spokesman for the Jehovah's Witnesses world headquarters in Warwick, New York, said in a statement. (washingtontimes.com)
  • Pictured, in 2015, is a sign atop the then-world headquarters of the Jehovah's Witnesses in New York. (npr.org)
  • The Office of Public Information at the World Headquarters of Jehovah's Witnesses responded to the verdict by stating: 'Jehovah's Witnesses abhor child abuse and strive to protect children from such acts. (dailymail.co.uk)
  • Manhattan is seen behind 25-30 Columbia Heights, the current world headquarters of the Jehovah's Witnesses in Brooklyn. (nbcnewyork.com)
  • The Witnesses bought their 733,000-square-foot headquarters from Squibb Pharmaceuticals for $3 million in 1969. (nbcnewyork.com)
  • In upstate New York, the Witnesses have purchased hotels and other properties for volunteers building the church's new headquarters. (nbcnewyork.com)
  • Joan worked in the Brooklyn Headquarters where she observed first-hand the president and other leaders of the Jehovah's Witnesses. (jashow.org)
  • 14:31-35) Many of God's approved servants have been willing to face dangers and even death rather than violate Scriptural principles and their integrity to Jehovah. (bible.ca)
  • Denying His Deity (that He is God), they point out how Christ was "trained" by Jehovah God! (jashow.org)
  • Jehovah's Witnesses are followers of a Christian faith that prohibits the use of blood or blood products in the treatment of the followers of the faith. (godubai.com)
  • The 44-year-old former church elder is among four Jehovah's Witnesses threatened with excommunication - or disfellowship, as the denomination calls it - for sowing discord in the faith by speaking out against the church's handling of allegations of child molestation. (beliefnet.com)
  • MOSCOW (AP) - A Russian court has convicted three adherents of the Jehovah's Witnesses of participating in a religion banned for extremism, the latest move against the denomination. (washingtontimes.com)
  • The governing body of the Jehovah's Witness Christian denomination has been accused of maintaining a secret database of child molesters within the group and failing to share that information with law enforcement agencies. (dailymail.co.uk)
  • Acts 15:19-21] are not stated in medical terms, Witnesses view them as ruling out transfusion of whole blood, packed RBCs, and plasma, as well as WBC and platelet administration. (lww.com)
  • On the basis of biblical statements, Jehovah's Witnesses decline the transfusion of whole blood, red cells, white cells, plasma and platelets. (sps.nhs.uk)
  • Changes in Understanding Jehovah's Witnesses readily acknowledge that their understanding in how certain prophecies would be fulfilled has changed. (conservapedia.com)
  • Jehovah's Witnesses (also called Jehovah's Witlesses ) are a millennialist Christian cult famous for their long history of failed Second Coming prophecies. (rationalwiki.org)
  • Jehovah's Witnesses, known for their doomsday prophecies, are seen as an extremist cult by the Russian authorities. (newslanc.com)
  • Tajikistan's Jehovah Witnesses have been banned throughout the entire country, Forum 18 News Service has learnt. (forum18.org)
  • The Public Prosecutor of the small asbestos-mining town of Asbest in Sverdlovsk Region is pressing for a ban on Jehovah's Witness literature, Forum 18 News Service has learnt. (forum18.org)
  • several circuits meet once a year for a three-day "regional convention", and every few years the Governing Body of Jehovah's Witnesses hold "international conventions" in selected cities around the world. (wikipedia.org)
  • The emotional statement by Vasily Kalin, chairman of the governing body of the Jehovah's Witnesses Administrative Centre had a different effect. (asianews.it)
  • As he's not available in person and his basic existence can't even be demonstrated, the faithful are left with the requirement of being loyal to the Governing Body of Jehovah's Witnesses instead. (rationalwiki.org)
  • 1) It is reminding Jehovah's Witnesses that there are "circumstances" [note: plural] when a Witness may have his own blood transfused back into him, and viewed by the Watchtower's Governing Body as "unobjectionable. (bible.ca)
  • ASHLEY HALL: That's Geoffrey Jackson from the Jehovah's Witness governing body, speaking with the commissioner Peter McLellan and I'm joined by Angela Lavoipierre who's been watching the hearings. (abc.net.au)
  • If stasis of blood really were an issue for Jehovah's Witnesses, successful cardiopulmonary resuscitation after cardiac arrest would be an issue as well. (lww.com)
  • Gregory Pattakos, MD, from the Cleveland Clinic, and colleagues compared morbidity and long-term survival in 322 Witnesses undergoing cardiac surgery with a matched group of 87,453 non-Witness patients. (empr.com)
  • Witnesses undergoing cardiac surgery at one major center experienced similar or even better short- and long-term survival than non-Witnesses. (empr.com)
  • examined a series of Jehovah's Witness 663 who underwent cardiac surgery. (openanesthesia.org)
  • The Church of Jehovah's Witness strictly forbids blood transfusion believing it to be sinful, and doctors cannot carry out the procedure without a patient's consent. (rt.com)
  • Meanwhile, according to the website of the Jehovah's Witnesses, their political neutrality is not a modern innovation, indicating that the Apostles and other first-century Christians took a similar stand towards government authorities. (liberianobserver.com)
  • The Witnesses also do not celebrate Christmas and Easter as other Christians do neither do they join the military, honor images that represent countries or donate blood. (liberianobserver.com)
  • For example, many Jehovah's Witnesses think that when Christians claim that Jesus is "God," they are claiming He is the same Person as the Father. (4jehovah.org)
  • 2) The article is actually an advertisement for the Center for Bloodless Surgery at Cooper Hospital-University Medical Center in Camden, New Jersey, where Jehovah's Witnesses may have surgeries that, in fact, do involve certain blood treatments that have been deemed by the Watchtower writers as "unobjectionable" by them. (bible.ca)
  • We have performed other non-transplant liver surgeries in Jehovah's Witnesses and this gave us the confidence to take on Jehozadak's transplant. (godubai.com)
  • The study was based on 1404 "bloodless" surgeries performed on Jehovah's Witnesses, and showed that 1.4% of these patients died to a lack of blood as either a primary or contributing cause of their death. (ajwrb.org)
  • Steve Lyons, an elder at Bowen's Draffenville church of about 60 members, said Jehovah's Witnesses are responsive to allegations of child abuse. (beliefnet.com)
  • Debbie and Ken married, and Ken became an elder in the local Jehovah's Witness Kingdom Hall. (jashow.org)
  • What exactly is a Jehovah's Witness elder? (jashow.org)
  • Jehovah's Witnesses have no paid clergy, but one man is chosen by the Society to be the presiding elder, and two others join him to form the dreaded "committee. (jashow.org)
  • If their rate of death increased by 1% due to blood refusal, this means that about 150 Jehovah's Witnesses died that year in the United States due to observing Watchtower's blood prohibition. (ajwrb.org)
  • We have compiled the Watchtower's published data on Jehovah's Witness publishers between the years of 1961-2016. (ajwrb.org)
  • In 2012 Marvin Shilmer, a former Jehovah's Witness official, prepared a second estimate of the impact of Watchtower's blood policy on Jehovah's Witnesses and their children. (ajwrb.org)
  • Bowen complains that child-sex allegations are generally not reported to secular authorities by the Jehovah's Witnesses because of the church's closed nature and its insistence on handling problems internally. (beliefnet.com)
  • The Montana Supreme Court on Wednesday reversed a $35 million judgment against the Jehovah's Witnesses for not reporting a girl's sexual abuse to authorities. (yahoo.com)
  • The lawsuit claimed the local and national Jehovah's Witnesses organizations were negligent and violated a Montana law that requires them to report abuse to outside authorities. (dailymail.co.uk)
  • Commenting on the ban, which Forum 18 has seen, a Culture Ministry official stated that the authorities' main complaint was that Jehovah's Witnesses refuse military service. (forum18.org)
  • Angus Stewart, counsel for the commission, said that of 1,006 alleged perpetrators of child sexual abuse identified by the Jehovah's Witnesses Church, 'not one was reported by the church to secular authorities. (cpr.org)
  • Authorities were violating the Witnesses' fundamental freedoms and some Russian citizens interpret the decision as a license to discriminate against the Witnesses and even to subject them to hate crimes laws. (newslanc.com)
  • In the first hearing, Justice Ivanenko questioned government lawyers, causing a bit of a stir when he asked them why the Ministry accused the Witnesses of importing extremist material if the latter was added to the list of banned literature after it was brought in. (asianews.it)
  • Defence lawyer Viktor Zhenkov slammed the charges of extremism, stressing that despite the extremist label on the Witnesses' material, there is nothing extremist about their activities. (asianews.it)
  • With the analysis still incomplete, Almayev declined to comment on the allegedly extremist nature of the Jehovah's Witness texts. (forum18.org)
  • The court's opinion states that Holly McGowan told local Jehovah's Witnesses elders in 1998 that she was being abused by her stepfather, Maximo Reyes, who had married her mother four years before. (npr.org)
  • But because Reyes did not confess and McGowan did not have a second witness to her allegations, she was told that the elders could not take further action. (npr.org)
  • What are Jehovah's Witness Elders, and why does there seem to be a critical shortage of qualified candidates for the position? (jashow.org)
  • There have been seven separate attacks on Kingdom and Assembly Halls of the Jehovah's Witnesses in Thurston County since March 2018. (atf.gov)
  • A new medical study has found Jehovah's Witnesses recover from heart surgery faster and with fewer complications than other patients. (abc.net.au)
  • The study looked at heart surgery for about 90,000 patients at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, including 322 Jehovah's Witnesses. (abc.net.au)
  • Several Witness patients chose to autodonate 2 units prior to surgery, especially orthopedic procedures, when given the opportunity. (allnurses.com)
  • Although I can pretty much agree with this approach in the case of minors who are Jehovah's Witnesses and would probably have few qualms about implementing it in the case of patients under, say 14 years old (15-18 years old would be a gray area), such a policy is completely misguided and wrong when applied to adults. (scienceblogs.com)
  • 1 ) on the treatment of two Jehovah's Witnesses with coagulopathy presents a laudable approach toward improved communication with patients who may offer a rather unique medical challenge. (lww.com)
  • Actually, this is not unusual in the reports on patients who are Jehovah's Witnesses. (lww.com)
  • Over the years, countless papers across all medical specialties have documented good outcomes for Jehovah Witness patients, even when they seemed contrary to expectations. (lww.com)
  • With Witness patients, as the authors rightly note, each individual decides whether to accept minor blood fractions. (lww.com)
  • Patients who are Jehovah's Witnesses had better survival rates, shorter hospital stays, fewer additional operations for bleeding and spent fewer days in the intensive care unit than those who received blood trans-fusions during surgery, a study in the Archives of Internal Medicine shows. (secularism.org.uk)
  • This free service is available 24 hours a day to health-care professionals who treat Witness patients. (jw.org)
  • This study aims to investigate the use of multiple blood management strategies and the effect of tourniquet on the estimated blood loss (EBL) in Jehovah's Witness (JW) patients who underwent primary total knee arthroplasty (TKA). (tevak.org)
  • Yesterday, I wrote about the overwhelmingly sad case of Dennis Lindberg , the 14-year old Jehovah's Witness who died because of his misguided adherence to the twisted interpretation of a 3,000 year old Biblical text and the court's acquiescence to this lunacy. (scienceblogs.com)
  • Sivulskiy said the Jehovah's Witnesses strongly disagreed with the court's ruling against it, but had no option but to comply. (timeslive.co.za)
  • Jehovah's Witnesses claim to be God's prophet. (jashow.org)
  • They claim to be "The Prophet" of Jehovah God. (jashow.org)
  • Jehovah's Witnesses undergo extensive blood conservation before surgery, including red blood-cell boosting erythropoietin drugs, iron and B-complex vitamins to guard against anaemia. (secularism.org.uk)
  • According to the organization's official website, there are more than 8.57 million people who identify themselves as Jehovah's Witnesses around the world, including approximately 1.5million in the US. (dailymail.co.uk)
  • When I ask people what is so dangerous about the Jehovah's Witnesses, nobody can answer, but they are sure they are, anyway. (nytimes.com)
  • Our people were summoned to the Culture Ministry yesterday [17 October] and were handed this document, although the ban was dated 11 October,' Jehovah's Witnesses told Forum 18 on 18 October. (forum18.org)
  • regardless who they are word suspect have nothing to do witn name jehova witnesses, all of you people are crazy insane spiritual idots,if someone would enter this parking being catolic,or adventst? (topix.com)
  • If this is correct, why do they witness to people? (straightdope.com)
  • WAG: Part of being a "really good" Jehovah's Witness, to them, is how many people they preach to/convert. (straightdope.com)
  • This would include everyone who is not a Jehovah's Witness (aka "worldly" people). (thecheers.org)
  • The New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures renders this verse: 'That people may know that you, whose name is Jehovah , You alone are the Most High over all the earth. (4jehovah.org)
  • Ok I asked why people join the Jehovah's witness cult for and got you can't use cult it is offensive to the Jehovah's witness and we are the only faith that is true? (exmormon.org)
  • In Canada during World War II, Jehovah's Witnesses were interned in camps along with political dissidents and people of Chinese and Japanese descent. (newslanc.com)
  • The leaders of the Jehovah's Witnesses have also used their predictions of the end of the world to put fear into the hearts of their followers. (religionnewsblog.com)
  • The Daily Observer has reliably gathered that the more than 6,000 baptized Jehovah's Witnesses in the country and some of their followers (those who have not been baptized, but attend services) - about 2,000 of them - did not vote in the national elections. (liberianobserver.com)
  • Jehovah's Witnesses have a two-class system of salvation in which they divide their followers into two groups. (4jehovah.org)
  • The Witnesses have more than 8 million active members worldwide and about 11 million more who attend some services, according to church officials. (nbcnewyork.com)
  • It has certainly been within the ability of Watchtower officials to collect data on the numbers of Jehovah's Witnesses who have died prematurely because of the blood policy, as they already carefully track the activity of every member. (ajwrb.org)
  • According to Jehovah's Witness officials, there were 5 incidents of physical attacks on Jehovah's Witnesses, and 11 incidents of police detention in the first half of 2007. (newslanc.com)
  • He stated that ever since expulsion he has worked on having a relationship with Jehovah and the expulsion has served to strengthen him spiritually. (sandiegoreader.com)
  • The Watchtower writers are actually saying that the Witnesses may receive "blood treatment" at the "Center for Bloodless Surgery. (bible.ca)
  • [6] Witnesses are taught that the use of fractions such as albumin , immunoglobulins and hemophiliac preparations are "not absolutely prohibited", and are instead a matter of personal choice. (wikipedia.org)
  • The decision on blood fractions for Jehovah's Witnesses has long been understood to be up to the individual. (lww.com)
  • Transfusion-free treatment of Jehovah's Witnesses: respecting the autonomous patient's rights. (bmj.com)
  • Over a 14-year period, the obstetric outcome of Jehovah's Witnesses in an inner city hospital was reviewed and the effect of refusal of blood on morbidity and mortality evaluated. (springer.com)
  • Bioethics of the refusal of blood by Jehovah's Witnesses: Part 2. (bmj.com)
  • The Jehovah's Witnesses Society (JW), a fundamentalist Christian sect, is best known to laypersons and healthcare professionals for its refusal of blood products, even when such a refusal may result in death. (bmj.com)
  • Objectives: The refusal of blood products makes open-heart surgery in Jehovah's Witness (JW) an ethical challenge. (uzh.ch)
  • The Montana Supreme Court has reversed a $35 million judgment against Jehovah's Witnesses for failing to report child sexual abuse. (npr.org)
  • Any Jehovah's Witness that disobeys this rule is told he will be destroyed at the coming of Armageddon - the time of final judgment. (religionnewsblog.com)
  • I sometimes laid in bed asking God to make my dad a Jehovah's Witness so he wouldn't have to die in Armageddon. (thecheers.org)