Jehovah’s Witnesses from throughout the Hudson Valley will begin meeting this morning up in Newburgh.
It’s the start of one of several district conventions being held across the country.
Like so many other faiths, the JWs are focused on the great many non-believers out there.
The theme of this year’s convention is “Stay Close to Jehovah.”
A press release begins with: “In a world where some powerful and influential voices in academia and the media dismiss or disparage belief in God, Jehovah’s Witnesses are proclaiming the importance of such belief, actually promoting the strengthening of one’s personal attachment to God.”
The weekend program will examine “different attitudes nonbelievers have toward God and misconceptions that hinder many from developing an intimate friendship with God.”
One session will look at “why faith in God must be built on fact and reason…”
The convention, open to the public, is at the Newburgh Assembly Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses.
And, if you’re curious, the JW website addresses the question of why JWs go door to door.